Charlotte LGBT center will hold town hall on Dec. 4

Center promises open discussion, invites community feedback

by QNotes Staff  Staff Reports  editor@goqnotes.com
Published: November 14, 2013 in News

lgbtcenter_charlotte_logoCHARLOTTE, N.C. — The LGBT Community Center of Charlotte announced on Wednesday that it will hold a community town hall meeting on Dec. 4.

“The town hall will be an open forum style meeting with The Board of the LGBT Community Center of Charlotte,” the group said on Facebook. “There will be no agenda. The LGBT Community Center invites all members of the community to participate, and to share your observations, concerns, and voice your opinions.”

A moderator for the town hall has not yet been announced.

The center’s announcement came after more than a week of commentaries and reports from this publication’s editor, Matt Comer, which he shared on his personal blog. Comer has alleged the center’s past and current leadership does not respond to community feedback and has failed to be transparent and accountable. In one instance, Comer found that the center had let its charitable solicitation license from the North Carolina Secretary of State expire last August, two months before the group held its first annual fundraising dinner.

The group says the event is the first of what will become four similar town hall-type of events held each year. They said such meetings “will become a tradition of openness for the LGBT Community Center of Charlotte.”

The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 4, 7 p.m., at the LGBT Community Center of Charlotte, 2508 N. Davidson St. in Charlotte.