As autumn and winter approach, plan your excursion to North Carolina’s foothills and Blue Ridge. QNotes explores local wineries and breweries in Asheville, the Piedmont and the Yadkin River Valley.
Asheville — that quaint little town full of lesbians (and gays, too!) — seems to fall on just about every LGBT-friendly travel guide ever created. Most focus on the art and the LGBT-friendly nightlife and dining.
Where North Carolina’s Piedmont begins to gently roll upward toward the Blue Ridge, you’ll find Winston-Salem and, to the immediate west and south, the Yadkin River Valley, home to a rich and long-established local winery scene.
In the mood for some good craft beer? Don’t have the time or budget to make it up to Asheville or elsewhere? The Queen City, too, is home to a blossoming craft-beer movement.
Charlotte Black Gay Pride held their annual community expo on Saturday, July 20 at the Naomi Drennan Community Center in Charlotte. Dozens of community members attended to interact with and learn more about the several businesses and non-profits in attendance.
Charlotte is not a friendly place for LGBT people.