The weekend before Thanksgiving and there is plenty to be thankful for in the Queen City – not the least of which – is all the things to do in the city. The Featured Weekend Agenda will help you keep track
“He wasn’t aware of what happened to gays in the Holocaust.”
We want to feature pictures taken by you of the city. Whether a skyline view or a shot of you and a friend at a local Queen City spot, help us show the world not only what Charlotte offers, but LGBT people visiting and living here! Visitors - Did you enjoy your visit to the Queen
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! When ghouls and ghosts join together for a moment of reflection… before devouring the flesh of the screaming mortals who run in fear! But outside of that general enjoyable activity it is also when the world of adults get most in touch with their childlike side of
In order to better serve our site visitors we have begun the process of updating the layout, visuals, and offerings of Visit Gay Charlotte. The new site when completed will be even more mobile friendly and will offer a seamless user experience whether viewing on a desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone. We’ll be making it easier to explore lgbtCLT
Welcome to October – a month of crisp and cool weather and events to get your nights soaring. Want More? Remember this is only the Featured agenda – make certain to check the Visit Gay Charlotte Event Calendar. Our lgbtCLT agenda is the most comprehensive in the city! Is your event/bar night listed? Why not? It’s easy to list and it’s
It’s the last weekend of September and the calendar is so full that we decided to launch the Featured Weekend Agenda to include Thursday! Want More? Remember this is only the Featured agenda – make certain to check the Visit Gay Charlotte Event Calendar. Our lgbtCLT agenda is the most comprehensive in the city! Is your event/bar night listed?
The weather may be starting to cool off, but the weekends only get hotter in the Queen City – and the weekend Featured Agenda is going to show you! Want More? Remember this is only the Featured agenda – make certain to check the Visit Gay Charlotte Event Calendar. Our lgbtCLT agenda is the most comprehensive in the city!
We are at the mid-point of September where it’s no longer really Summer and not yet quite Fall. While this period of between the seasons may confuse some the one certainty is that there is always something to do – and the weekend Featured Agenda is here to show you just that! Want More? Remember
Congratulations Charlotte – and particularly you, LGBT Charlotte, – as you showed the world the love and the pride you have in this city and as a representative face during the DNC. Now while you should take a moment and enjoy the bask of glory, don’t get blue and think the excitement is over –
Visit Gay Charlotte is about to celebrate one year of serving the community as your free community portal – and we’re just gettiing started
The Charlotte Black Gay Pride celebration which hit a height of over 7,000 attendees at its 2005 event has a history of drawing the largest number of attendees of Black Gay Pride events in both Carolinas as well. This year expects to be no different
House is a Feeling! So goes the name of one of The Nickel Bar’s regular nights. It offers a metaphor for the Charlotte institution that has been providing a home for LGBTs who seek a place to celebrate their lives outside the more well-travelled gay locales of Plaza-Midwood and South End. It also serves as a good barometer of the owner, Milton Howard’s, vision of a club that catered to the taste of the African American gay community; something that had never been done before in the Greater Charlotte area.
If you thought the fireworks were just for Fourth of July, you were mistaken. This weekend is explosive with Performances, Parties, Pageantry, and Pizzazz! Friday, July 6th Tonight starts with a punch of culture with Jazz at the Bechtler presenting Maria Howell. Howell is best known for her role as the choir soloist in the movie “The
One of the most incredible festivals of the year is just around the corner, and Visit Gay Charlotte is planning a fabulous feature celebrating this Queen City Tradition including a look at the people behind the scenes and the events that make this a growing national attraction.
So you’ve probably read the news… With a 61 to 39 percent tally, North Carolinians resoundingly voted in favor of an amendment to their State Constitution that not only defines marriage as solely between one man and one woman, but makes all other unions including domestic partnerships and civil unions illegal. That this amendment hurts more than gays and lesbians is
The American Premiere of The Violins of Hope Project American debut in Charlotte and why it matters to the LGBT community
Charlotte is fortunate to host two of early film screenings of the groundbreaking documentary, Legalize Gay thanks to the tremendous work of Campus Pride and the support of Time Out Youth, Gay Charlotte Film Festival, Human Rights Campaign, Charlotte Pocket Rocket Guide, Visit Gay Charlotte & Takeover Friday.
Visit Gay Charlotte aims to build a stronger community both on the streets and online. We’re engaging with the community on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ Have a story, blog post or event of your own to share related to LGBT Charlotte? Be sure to include the hashtag, #lgbtCLT. Ultimately, we’d love an entire Twitter #lgbtCLT and
An interview with Roberta Dunn on living in Charlotte as a transgender person.
From time to time, we want to introduce you to features of the Visit Gay Charlotte site that are either new, or, possibly unrealized by many of our faithful followers. One resource such is the Visit Gay Charlotte map. Offering users a quick view of Charlotte LGBT establishments including links back to their respective Visit Gay Charlotte Directory page the map is a handy item whether a newcomer, tourist, business traveler, or even a resident.
Chi Psi Omega Fraternity, Inc., was founded in Charlotte by four African-American lesbian women who had a desire to to cross many boundaries including those of gender, sexual orientation and race. Based on perceptions and personal experience of a divide between members of the LGBTQ community and the population at large, founding members: Mocca Kerr, Samantha Mercer, Diana
The University of North Carolina-Charlotte’s Theatre Department will present the play “Cloud 9,” by Caryl Churchill Oct. 19-29. The comedy takes a deep look into long-held sexual and gender stereotypes and roles and leaves the audience questioning their veracity and relevance to life. The play also plays with notions of gender and gender identity. Two of the actors play characters opposite their own genders. For this special feature shared exclusively with Visit Gay Charlotte, local LGBT newspaper QNotes had the opportunity to chat with Theatre professor and lecturer Kelly Ryan, who directs the student production, about the play and its themes.
Visit Gay Charlotte asked me to tell you all why I am attending the Vigil for Equality and Rally in Raleigh next week. For close to six months now, I have been working to ensure business support to defeat this anti-gay, divisive amendment. I have talked to leaders at Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Duke Energy and
Pride Charlotte 2011 will be remembered as a milestone for many valid reasons: It was the first time it was celebrated on Tryon Street, Charlotte’s home to most public festivals and I also believe that it was the first time that a mayor of the city, in this case the Honorable Anthony Foxx, addressed the attendees as a featured speaker. Certainly the LGBT community should celebrate its greater acceptance by the larger culture of Charlotte.
From the very get-go, we’ve imagined Visit Gay Charlotte is a place where LGBT visitors, newcomers and residents can find LGBT-related information on just about anything they’d desire here in the Queen City. We’ve also kept the community foremost in our thoughts. Indeed, the community is the very reason we embarked on this project. We’re aiming to help build a stronger, more networked and more dynamic, local LGBT community both online and on the streets. Here’s how…
A new online portal that promises to guide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) travelers, newcomers and residents to friendly and inclusive lodging, dining, shopping and nightlife has launched. The two local gay men who founded the site, Visit Gay Charlotte (visitgaycharlotte.com), hope their vision will serve a growing LGBT tourism market in the Queen City, which is fast becoming a destination for business travelers, national conventions and other events.
It was called a far-shot and an unlikely choice: a Southern city, in one of the most non-unionized states, located in what is colloquially known as the Bible Belt, a traditional Republican stronghold. Yet Charlotte, along with Minneapolis, St. Louis and Cleveland, was selected as a finalist for the chance to host the Democrat National Convention in 2012… and it won!