Last month, the Charlotte LGBT Chamber of Commerce celebrated the holiday season in festive style, as well as conducted its final business of the calendar year with its sold out “Shimmer, Shine & Success!” event held at The Westin. The event was also graced by North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper.
Bishop Tonyia Rawls has been named to ESSENCE magazine’s #WOKE100 List, Tegan and Sarah are heading to Charlotte, the House of Mercy’s AIDS Walk shares fundraising numbers, a new trail has been opened in Charlotte, John Love, Jr. has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and an innovative art program is popping up across the Greater Charlotte area.
As January’s Women’s Marches showed, there are countless strong and influential women ready to effect change in the world. Locally, Charlotte, too, has some outstanding female leaders. In honor of Women’s History Month, qnotes wants to honor some of the local women who are paving the way for change, acceptance, and pride.
Charlotte has seen a lot of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) over the last few years. The organization, the largest LGBTQ rights advocacy lobbying group in the country, was active in helping to elect Charlotte City Council members who would pass a fully inclusive LGBTQ non-discrimination ordinance, working alongside Equality North Carolina (ENC) and MeckPAC.