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Plaza Midwood – QNotes

The Queen City: A Pride Retrospective

The Early Years of Pride Events in Charlotte

Pride events in Charlotte grew out of the activism of the 1970’s, such as the short-lived Charlotte Gay Alliance co-founded by the late Don King in 1972, and a chapter of Dignity, organized in 1977, and later changed to Acceptance to expand its diversity and outreach.

InFocus: Charlotte 2017 — ‘Gayborhoods’ offer LGBTQ-friendly fun

Inside Plaza Midwood, NoDa and SouthEnd

The city of Charlotte stands out in the state as not only its most populated place, but also one of the most liberal and LGBTQ-friendly. A queer visitor can find places aplenty for food and fun here in Charlotte, but locals’ loyalty lies with unofficial “gayborhoods” like Plaza Midwood, NoDa and SouthEnd.

Extreme construction alters the faces of Charlotte’s oldest neighborhoods

Plaza Midwood undergoes a major facelift; citywide development increases

Residents of the Charlotte area have seen their city change in countless ways over the past few years, and none more dramatically than the city’s real estate landscape. In particular, the Plaza Midwood area — revealed in the 2010 U.S. Census for the 28205 zip code as the area most friendly to and populated by the LGBTQ community in the Carolinas — has been the setting of what is arguably one of the most rapid and expansive real estate development trends in recent history.