That is a nasty legacy Charlotte will never be rid of, it seems. Thank you so much, Joe Chambers and “Gang of Five” for your fit of outrageous, utterly incomparable hate and censorship. If Charlotte’s gotta be famous for something, might as well be for hating on the gays, right?
But, on a serious note: Charlotte’s and Mecklenburg County’s anti-gay legacy might be more realistic than mere stereotype. In over a decade, progress on LGBT issues has been slim-to-none and from the looks of things will remain that way for a long time to come. (Especially if Michael Brown has anything to do with it.)