October 31, 2023

The OUTlook, a weekly newsletter about LGBTQ+ business, labor and workplace equality from Qnotes.

Happy Halloween, everyone, and welcome to this week’s OUTlook, where you can find all things revolving around LGBTQ+ business, labor and workplace equality. For those who are new to the OUTlook, my name is Taylor Heeden, and I will be in you inbox every Tuesday with the latest LGBTQ+ business news.

Halloween is one of the most celebrated holidays within the LGBTQ+ community. Between the costumes, tales of ghostly characters and monster mash parties, it’s one of the times of the year where LGBTQ+ individuals can present themselves in any way we please without judgement. Some people may decide to celebrate All Hallows Eve at one of the many queer nightclubs, such as Scorpio.

The Carolinas’ oldest LGBTQ+ nightclub, however, is being forced to close the doors of its original location. The entity moving into the Scorpio building: controversial evangelical mega worship church Elevation Church. Elevation is known for its anti-LGBTQ+ teachings, and now, the church will have a location at a historic gay bar.

You can read more about this Scorpio development below.

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Scorpio displaced by mega ‘Elevation’ Church

Within days of being listed as the longest running nightclub in a Qnotes story recognizing historic gay bars in North and South Carolina, Charlotte’s Scorpio  (located on Freedom Drive in West Charlotte) announced they would be closing, with plans to reopen in the near future. […]

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LGBTQ+ History Month: Penny Wong

Australian Foreign Minister b. November 5, 1968 Quote: “You can choose not to be interested in politics, but you can’t choose to be unaffected by it.” Penny Wong is the […]

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Former State Senator for Mecklenburg County district announces Attorney General campaign

A familiar face to the Charlotte area has announced their campaign for Attorney General — Congressional Rep. Jeff Jackson (D-N.C. 14) announced he would run for the seat on Thursday in a pre-recorded video clip. Prior to his stint in Congress, Jackson was an assistant district attorney and state senator. […]

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