Featured Events

Featured Event: 

October 6: Reel Out Charlotte — Movies at the Museum
LGBTQ short films that weren’t shown at the spring show. Free admission. Candy and popcorn available for purchase. Mint Museum, 2730 Randolph Rd., Charlotte. 6 p.m.-8 p.m. charlottepride.org.

Other Events:

October 4-5
Manhattan Short Film Festival
The ArtsCenter
300-G E. Main St., Carrboro
Times Vary
Help be the judge in the
Manhattan Short Film Festival. This event showcases 10 finalists across the country, representing the best in short films. Tickets are $10 and are available online.

October 5
At The intersection of Faith and LGBTQ Identities: Beyond the Welcome Table
Christ Episcopal Church
All Saints Hall
1412 Providence Rd., Charlotte
8:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
PFLAG Charlotte will be hosting writer and speaker John Pavlovitz on his 23-year journey as a progressive pastor. This discussion will talk about faith within the LGBTQ community. Free event

October 5
Active Aging Expo
Myers Park Baptist Church
Heaton Hall
1900 Queens Rd., Charlotte
8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Charlotte LGBTQ Elders is hosting their first Annual Active Aging Expo. This Expo will include workshops on financial planning, social security and Medicare benefits and adapting to an environment as one gets older. They will also have guest speakers and free refreshments throughout the day. Free admission, registration and social from 8:30 a.m.-9 a.m.

October 5
Fall Achievement Benefit
CAM Raleigh
409 W. Martin St., Raleigh
7:30 p.m.
The LGBT Center of Raleigh’s board will honor their recipients during the Fall Achievement Benefit. Tickets are $125 and are available online. Other ticket options are: scholarship/$50, sponsor/$125 and couch/$75.

October 10
Dementia Education Workshop
Union County Public Library
316 E. Windsor St., Monroe
10 a.m.
Join the Alzheimer’s Association – Western Carolina Chapter and the Union County Public Library for a dementia-related workshop. “Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research” will provide tips on how to keep brains healthy as one ages and possibly delay the onset of cognitive decline. The workshop is free and open to the general public. Registration is available online or call 800-272-3900.

October 11-12
‘In Love with the Arrow Collar Man’ Play
Reynolda House Museum of American Art
2250 Reynolda Rd., Winston-Salem
7 p.m., Oct. 11
2 p.m., Oct. 12
A drama about pioneering 20th-century artist and illustrator J.E. Leyendecker and his lover-muse. Tickets are $20 and are available online.

October 11
Guilford Green Foundation and LGBTQ Center Film Series
The New Theatre at Well Spring
4100 Well Spring Dr., Greensboro
6-9:30 p.m.
A screening of “To a More Perfect Union: United States vs Windsor Film,” celebrating the historic event of the same-sex marriage ban in North Carolina, followed by a panel discussion. Hors d’oeuvres will be served and cash bar will be available. Free admission.

October 12-13
Marsha Stevens-Pino in Concert
MCC Sacred Journey
1735 5th Ave. W., Hendersonville
October 12, 7 p.m.
October 13, 5:30 p.m.
Singer, songwriter Marsha Stevens-Pino and wife will appear in concert with music
about their uplifting faith journeys. Free admission.

October 12
AFFA LGBTQ Health Expo
Arthur Christopher Community Center
265 Fishburne St., Charleston
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
LGBTQ health expo will connect members of the community with LGBTQ competent
health care providers. Visit Facebook at bit.ly/2nQVZn4 for more information.

Pride in Business Expo & Career Fair

Camp Northend
1824 Statesville Ave., Charlotte. 2 p.m.
The Charlotte LGBT Chamber of Commerce welcomes participants to their Pride in Business Expo & Career Fair. Vendors will be on hand to showcase their businesses and speakers will share their expertise with event participants during five breakout sessions. There will also be an LGBT Healthcare Summit with modules sponsored by Novant.

October 12
Hola Charlotte Fest
Uptown Charlotte
South Tryon to 4th St., Charlotte
10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Help celebrate Latin culture by joining this group at their 8th annual Hola Festival featuring authentic Latin-American foods, beverage and music.

October 13
Imagine Home: Co-Creating Solutions for Housing Inequity in Charlotte
300 E. 7th St., Charlotte
1-4 p.m.
This event will engage residents and community members in the Greater Charlotte-Mecklenburg County area to provide a forum for community members to share their own perspectives, stories and visions about Charlotte and especially the topic of housing and land; provide media partners with an opportunity to listen to residents and gather new perspectives, ideas and stories; and provide Charlotte and surrounding Mecklenburg County residents with some hands-on opportunities to engage with both the housing crisis and the transformation of journalism in Charlotte. Snacks, music, resources, networking and chances to share stories and more will be available. Participating organizations are: Q City Metro, WFAE, WCNC-TV, The Charlotte Observer, La Noticia, qnotes, The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library, Queens University, Free Press and Solutions Journalism Network. Open to the community and people working in the housing space. Come share your story!


October 18: Melanie Martinez – The K-12 Tour
Melanie Martinez bringing her sophomore album to life with a spin on school life. Tickets start at $90 and are available online. The Fillmore Charlotte, AvidXchange Music Factory, 820 Hamilton St., Charlotte.
8 p.m. fillmorenc.com.

October 18
7th Annual Carolina Conference on Queer Youth: ‘Intersectionality: The Starting Point’
University of North Carolina at Charlotte Student Center
9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
The conference will provide attendees who work with LGBTQ youth an overview for working with this population including topics regarding healthcare, ethics, school systems and hearing perspectives directly from LGBTQ youth. The conference brings together educators, support staff, counselors, therapists, helping professionals, individuals in higher education, community members, and undergraduate and graduate students from across North Carolina to discuss topics supporting LGBTQ youth in the region. It is presented by Time Out Youth Center, UNC Charlotte’s Office of Identity, Equity, and Engagement and Equality North Carolina. CEUs are available for professionals which one can request on their registration form. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided for all attendees who register. Parking is available in the UNC Charlotte Student Union parking deck for $15 for the day. On-site registration runs from 7:30-8 a.m. and is open to K-12 educators and support staff, counselors, therapists, individuals in higher education, community members and undergraduate and graduate students.

October 19
AIDS Walk and 5k run
NC Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh
9 a.m.
The AIDS and 5k run will take place at the North Carolina Museum of Art. Fun for the whole family, with music, food and friends. Register early.

October 19
Pride WS Festival & Parade
Art District
Trade St. N.W., Winston -Salem
10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Food trucks, musical guests,
LGBTQ vendors and a parade. Celebrate diversity, love and equal rights for all.

October 26
Midwood Fall Crawl
Midwood Park
21 Wilhelmina Ave., Charlotte
12-7 p.m.
Queen City Makers pairs up with the Midwood Fall Crawl for a neighborhood event. Local beer, vendors and various food trucks. Live music and free admission.

October 26
2019 Queen City OktoberFest
The Carole Hoefener Center
615 6th St., Charlotte
l-5 p.m.
The third annual Queen City OktoberFest arts and crafts festival includes Halloween bake sale, face painting, pie eating contest, a gypsies dance crew and more. This event is part of a “Trick or Treat Safety Campaign.”

October 29-November 3
‘Les Miserables’
Ovens Auditorium
2700 E. Independence Blvd., Charlotte
8 p.m.
‘Les Miserables’ tells the story of love, passion, sacrifice and redemption. Songs like “I Dreamed A Dream” and “On My Own,” have made this musical one for the history books. Tickets start at $25 and are available online.

October 5-November 24
The Carolina Renaissance Festival
16445 Poplar Tent Rd., Huntersville
l0 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Jousting tournament, camel rides, and turkey legs are just a part of this annual medieval festival. This year even features mermaids. Open Saturdays and Sundays.

November 6
Elton John: Farewell Yellow Brick Road
Spectrum Center
333 E Trade St., Charlotte
8 p.m.
Musical legend Elton John brings his farewell tour to the Spectrum Center. Public ticket sales begin on October 5, 2018 at 10 a.m. Tickets start at $59.50 and are available online.



Charlotte LGBT Chamber
Regular business meetings, social events and other activities throughout the year. Days and times vary.
info: clgbtcc.org.

Charlotte Latin Pride
Spanish-language support nights, second and fourth Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m., Charlotte Pride offices at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1900 The Plaza, Charlotte.
info: charlottepride.org/latin/.

PFLAG Charlotte
Peer support group meetings for parents, caregivers and family members of LGBTQ individuals.
Charlotte: second Monday of each month, 6:30 – 8 p.m., Time Out Youth, 3800 Monroe Rd.
Huntersville:  fourth Wednesday of each month, 6:30 – 8 p.m., Angels & Sparrows Soup Kitchen, 514 N. Old Statesville Rd.
info: pflagcharlotte.org.

PFLAG Concord/Kannapolis
Meets for monthly group support meetings, second Tuesday of each month, 7-9 p.m., Trinity United Church of Christ, 38 Church St. N., Concord.
info: bit.ly/1pCFVBq.

PFLAG Gaston
Meets for monthly support meetings, third Thursday of each month, 7 p.m., St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 258 W. Franklin Blvd., Gastonia.
info: pflaggaston.org.

Prime Timers
Monthly meeting including dinner, speaker, games and more for gay men ages 21 and up, 5-7 p.m., Park Road Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 3900 Park Rd., Charlotte.
info: primetimersww.com/charlotte/.

Stonewall Sports
Regular team sports, meet-up, social and service events throughout the year. Days and times vary.
info: stonewallcharlotte.leagueapps.com.

Trans Youth Group
Weekly discussion groups for transgender youth ages 13-20 each Thursday, 4:30-6 p.m., 3800 Monroe Rd., Charlotte.
info: timeoutyouth.org.

Transcend Charlotte
Support groups for partners, friends and family of transgender and gender non-conforming adults ages 18 and older, second and fourth Sundays of each month, 6-7 p.m., Time Out Youth Center, 3800 Monroe Rd., Charlotte.
info: transcendcharlotte.org.

Youth Drop-In Space
Drop-in space Monday-Friday, 3-6:30 p.m., 3800 Monroe Rd., Charlotte.
info: timeoutyouth.org.

Youth Discussion Group
Weekly discussion groups for LGBTQ youth ages 13-20 each Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 3800 Monroe Rd., Charlotte.
info: timeoutyouth.org.

Youth of Color Group
Weekly discussion groups for LGBTQ and ally people of color each Thursday, 7-8:30 p.m., 3800 Monroe Rd., Charlotte.
info: timeoutyouth.org.


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Last updated: October 6, 2019, 1:56 a.m.