Local choruses from the Queen City have an entertaining slate of concerts planned through the spring months.
Theatre companies from across the Carolinas are gearing up with a diverse selection of plays and performances.
Charlotte Fashion Guild will host its spring CFG Style Week, March 5-8, providing a platform for designers and boutiques from across the world to showcase their works to the media, buyers, stylists, fashion lovers and many more. It is a celebration of the fashion, beauty and arts culture.
Do you believe we have reached a pivotal turning point in the LGBT movement?
A string of victories for supporters of gay marriage has vastly expanded the areas of the U.S. where same-sex couples can marry, marking a stark shift from five years ago when it was legal in just two states.
More than 1,000 supporters and donors of the Human Rights Campaign gathered in Charlotte on Saturday evening for the national group’s North Carolina fundraising dinner.
The Human Rights Campaign Carolina Gala is set for Saturday, Feb. 22. As the Carolinas’ movers and shakers file into the Charlotte Convention Center, they’ll be treated to a night full of entertainment. For two award winners, though, it will be a night to honor their work in the LGBT community.
What do you think is the most important issue facing the LGBT community?
As LGBT people, our journeys toward self-acceptance of our sexuality and gender make us unique. But, we often lose sight of how else we are unique. Our personhood is not limited to our heart and mind; our body, too, is an integral part of who we are.
Do you believe the LGBT community should do more work to address issues like sexual health and choice, body image, self-esteem and self-worth?
Wade Davis, an openly gay former football player for the Tennessee Titans, Washington Redskins and Seattle Seahawks, will visit Fayetteville State University on Feb. 6. Davis, who now works as executive director of the You Can Play Project, will speak about the importance of inclusion in sports and elsewhere. The event is free and open to the public.
Spoken-word artist, poet and activist Andrea Gibson will visit Charlotte for a performance on Jan. 23. Gibson, known widely for her focus on gender, politics and LGBT equality, will be accompanied by singer-songwriter Chris Pureka.
With recent advances on marriage in states like Utah, do you think the movement for nation-wide marriage equality will speed up?