Facing the threat of closure, leaders of the LGBT Community Center of Charlotte said they were looking toward the future and continued fundraising efforts at their first public board meeting on Wednesday.
The Human Rights Campaign North Carolina Gala comes to Charlotte this weekend. In advance, HRC President Chad Griffin briefly chats on the movement’s successes and priorities ahead.
The Charlotte Jewish Film Festival, in collaboration with the Gay Charlotte Film Festival, will present the gay-themed film “Out in the Dark” on Feb. 20.
In an interview with ESPN, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton said prospective NFL linebacker Michael Sam, who could be the first openly gay NFL player, would “absolutely” be accepted as a Panther.
With advances in the LGBT movement, especially on issues like marriage equality, occurring rapidly across the country, some are still left wondering when movement leaders might begin to focus more attention on issues like employment.
Alexander Youth Network, a local youth services agency, will hold a special meet-and-greet and information session for those interested in becoming foster parents this month. The event will feature a local gay leader and his husband, both of whom work with the agency as treatment parents.
Crys Farrar, 27, saw a void in the local community. Nightlife establishments for the LGBT community abound in Charlotte, but most, she says, cater primarily to gay men. The city has Hartigan’s and L4 Lounge, two bars with huge female clientele, but other events and activities, especially for women and minorities, often go unnoticed.
This month, the Human Rights Campaign swings into Charlotte for its annual North Carolina fundraising gala. The national group — the largest LGBT civil rights organization in the country — has been at the forefront of the LGBT equality movement for decades.
An openly gay, undocumented immigrant student gained the most vote in his race to become the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill’s next student body president yesterday.
About 100 people turned out for the LGBT Community Center of Charlotte’s “Back to the Block” anniversary celebration and fundraising party on Saturday. Those who attended contributed enough money to likely keep the center’s doors open at least one more month.
A public relations firm co-owned by LGBT Community Center of Charlotte public relations chair and board member Patrice Shannon today threatened an online critic and consulting industry colleague with a “slander” suit.
In what may very well be an historic first for the Queen City, a transgender student was crowned homecoming king tonight at East Mecklenburg High School.
The LGBT Community Center of Charlotte faces a critical fundraising deadline over the next three weeks or will be forced to close its doors.