Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer non-profits throughout Charlotte are constantly fundraising, but with COVID-19 these vital organizations are struggling to meet their budgets with canceled events, a plethora of grant opportunities and reduced individual support.
Upon retiring from her political career as a field director in Washington, Brittany Kelly began making efforts within her own local community. She is an avid LGBTQ advocate and ally and decided to utilize her and her husband’s business as a platform to promote love and acceptance by planning an event that she hoped would do just that.
In 1990, Tonda Taylor, along with human services professionals, educators, physicians and clergy, assembled to discuss the needs of young LGBTQ individuals who were struggling with their sexual orientation. They knew that there was a desperate need for a place for them to turn for help and support. So on April 8, 1991, four gay and lesbian youth gathered for a discussion group under the guidance of Taylor and others for what would later become the premier organization in the Charlotte, N.C. area to address the needs of LGBTQ youth.
Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E. Seventh St., is showcasing “Let Love Reign,” Time Out Youth Center has announced that the Howard R. Levine Foundation/Howard & Julie Levine have made a matching gift challenge of $100,000 to the Center’s capital campaign, the Charlotte LGBT Chamber of Commerce, along with the Latin, Asian and Black Chambers of Commerce will be front and center at the 2017 PGA Championship on Aug. 8 and In a unique collaboration, playwright Steven Dietz has written two original and interconnected plays which will debut and run simultaneously at two theatres during their 2018-19 seasons
Long one of the most proactive of Charlotte’s LGBTQ nonprofits, Time Out Youth Center (TOY) is currently remodeling their newly-purchased facilities at 3800 Monroe Rd. in east Charlotte, N.C. The organization’s hopes for the new property, according to Executive Director Rodney Tucker, are huge — but the staff and sponsors have the dedication to achieve their dreams.