Charlotte is cranking up for the historic Democratic National Convention and LGBT Charlotte rolls out the rainbow carpet. We’ve got a full palette of informative and colorful things to wet your appetite.

Be sure to check out our special coverage below:

Explore LGBT Charlotte

LGBT Charlotteans prepare for the DNC

‘Hard Working Diva’ to light up Unity stage

City, county closings during DNC

Social agenda

Party rockin’

Some locals not worried about DNC security plans

Community leaders pictured (left to right):  Rich Hurley, Human Rights Campaign Carolina Gala, 2012 Co-Chair; Debbie Warren, Regional AIDS Interfaith Network, Founder/CEO; Robert Dogens, Human Rights Campaign, Board Member; Roberta Dunn, The LGBT Community Center of Charlotte, Board Vice Chair.