On July 28 Charlotte, N.C.’s Buff Faye was crowned Miss National Entertainer of the Year (NEOY) 2019 at the C2 Event Venue in Louisville, Ky.
“The Christians” will hold its North Carolina premiere during Sept. 13-Oct. 1, OUT to the Polls will offer free early vote shuttle service on Aug. 26, the entertainment industry has new options for LGBTQ patrons in the Queen City, Lara Americo created an Indiegogo crowdfunding page to gather funds for her Comic Girl Coffee & Books and RAIN’s Empowering Positive Youth (EPY) program continues to be a vital resource.
Although the notorious House Bill 2 (HB2) is repealed and replaced by its problematic descendant, HB 142, legal discrimination against LGBTQ North Carolinians continues. One North-Carolina-based national LGBTQ advocacy organization is still suffering ramifications from the state’s notoriously discriminatory laws.
The Charlotte Jewish Film Festival features a gay-themed film, an art exhibit for Time Out Youth Center has been opened, Snug Harbor is hosting a Valentine’s party, a trans education series is beginning, the Charlotte Pride Band is celebrating women it an upcoming concert, BootyCandy is coming to the Queen City, two wedding expos are upcoming and Campus Pride had completed its move into new headquarters.