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Interim Board Tries to Move MeckPAC Forward

Three Community Leaders Take the Reigns Temporarily to Salvage the 22-Year Organization

MeckPAC has had a difficult time maintaining board members over the past few years. The organization was founded in 1998 in a unified effort to fight anti-LGBTQ rhetoric and policies in the Queen City, but our investigation into its recent mismanagement and suspicious spending by the organization’s leadership left many wondering if its demise was inevitable.

Community Calls for Investigation of MeckPAC

Chair Matt Comer at the Center of Reporting Scandal

On Feb. 13, the North Carolina State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement sent a termination letter to Mecklenburg LGBTQ, otherwise known as MeckPAC or Mecklenburg LGBT Political Action Committee.

Charlotte’s Energetic Growth

The Queen City is Now Larger than San Francisco

According to new official U.S. Census information, Charlotte, N.C. is now the 15th largest city in the country. This information looks at residents inside city limits only. In this way Charlotte far outranks Atlanta, which is only the 39th largest city.

A Virtual Walk

The 2020 AIDS WALK CLT Goes Online During COVID-19

In its 24th year, AIDS WALK Charlotte is one of the largest HIV awareness and fundraising events in the Carolinas. Due to shelter-in-place orders, this year’s event has gone virtual.

NAGLREP launches LGBT advisory group

The National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP) has announced the launch of its LGBT Mortgage Advisory Group to represent the interests of LGBTQ home buyers and mortgage professionals focusing on advocacy, education and empowerment.

National AIDS Memorial welcomes first panels of Quilt home

Beyond the Carolinas

On Dec. 1, more than 1,500 people gathered at the National AIDS Memorial to welcome home the first group of panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt (the Quilt) back to San Francisco and honor leaders who helped bring together the voices of the epidemic with “profound courage, unrelenting hope and unity of humankind,” organizers shared.

Our People: Robert Dogens

Retired Banker, Community Activist

Retired banker Robert Frank Dogens is well-known in Charlotte’s prominent finance sector as a former senior vice president at Wells Fargo, but he’s made as much of an impact, if not more, as a community activist.

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.