It’s an exciting and busy week for LGBT folks across Carolina. Check out these great community highlights…


Honoring community leaders
The Bar at 316 will hold a special reception on July 13 to honor and thank LGBT community leaders. Read more about the event in our story from last week…

Charlotte Business Guild social
The Charlotte Business Guild hosts their annual monthly social for July at Plaza-Midwood’s Penguin. Drop by for networking and socializing, drink specials and free appetizers. The Penguin, 1921 Commonwealth Ave. 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Center featured on local TV
The LGBT Community Center of Charlotte and board members Roberta Dunn and John Stotler will be featured on “The Paul Brown Show” on Access 21 (Time Warner Cable channel 21) this Thursday, July 14 at 5:30 p.m. The show is the first in a series of profiles exploring LGBT Charlotte. The center will post YouTube clips and videos at a later date for those who can’t tune in.

Out on the Town: ‘Next to Normal’
The Charlotte Business Guild and Blumenthal Performing Arts Center’s Out on the Town invite LGBT community members to a special production of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize and 2009 Tony Award winning play “Next to Normal.” $10 discount on all tickets (excluding premium seats) with free mixers before and after the performance, including a free post-show reception at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Uptown with free drinks, hors d’oeuvres and play cast members. Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St. 7:30 p.m. To purchase tickets call 704-376-1000 or visit

Charlotte Black Gay Pride
The annual black LGBT Pride event in Charlotte ramps up July 15-17. For more information on various Pride and related events visit


Miss Bolinwood Pageant
On July 14, Flex hosts the Miss Bolinwood Pageant, a fundraiser for the Crape Myrtle Festival. Events begin at midnight. Flex, 2 S. West. St.

United at the Union
Equality North Carolina hosts a special social event to raise awareness and funds to fight the anti-LGBT marriage amendment. Have a special “Equalitini for Equality;” $2 of every purchase goes to Equality North Carolina. Featuring DJ Myles of Chapel Hill’s STIR Sunday nights. Admission is free, though a donation at the door is encouraged. The Union Tavern, 327 Davie St., Suite 114. 10 p.m.-2 a.m.

More events: Be sure to check out our Q Events Calendar for more LGBT events in Charlotte and across the state:

One reply on “Community highlights: Center on talk show, Black Pride, Out on the Town”

  1. Hi, I just wanted to share how excited I am about the upcoming events for the Charlotte Black Pride this week. I have family and friends coming down from New York and we are geared up for the events that have been promoted in Charlotte. The promoters have been offering some incredible events, i.e. Yacht Ride, Black and White Affair, Dinner and a Movie, the 3rd Annual Basketball Tournament and a host of other events. Each promoter has made it extremely accessible and is offering incredible prices for each event! I am excited, proud to be a Lesbian and I excited each year about Charlotte’s LGBT Community!
    Love, globug

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