qnotes presents its annual newcomer, visitor and resident guide for Charlotte’s LGBTQ community. In print and online, find all the resources you need to make the best of your time here, whether you’re in for a short trip to the city, it’s your new-found home or your home of many years! Listings including Charlotte’s jump to the 15th spot nationally, governmental and community resources, annual events and the location of the QC’s bar scene.



Charlotte’s Energetic Growth

Char-Meck Government Leadership

Government 101


Local & Regional LGBTQ Community Resources

The Queen City’s LGBTQ Bar Scene