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Dianna Ward – QNotes

Chamber celebrates holidays, honors community members

Event’s welcome reception and social attended by Gov. Roy Cooper

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.

Chamber names gala awardees

Carolinas News Notes

The Charlotte LGBT Chamber of Commerce has announced this it will honor business leaders and professionals from the area at its “Shimmer, shine…success!” annual meeting and awards gala on Dec. 18.

Charlotte: #WOKE100 List, Tegan and Sarah, AIDS Walk, Open Trail, Guggenheim Fellow, Art Program

Carolinas News Notes

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.

Leading Ladies: influential women in the LGBTQ community

Stories of success and empowerment in honor of Women’s History Month

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.

Transgender activist organizes Human Rights Campaign gala protest

Concerns abound over fundraising efforts amid HB2 repeal failure, need of transgender voices, people of color

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.