Welcome to Southern Pride, Livability’s monthly series highlighting the vibrant LGBTQ communities across the South. Last month we took you on a tour through Louisville’s LGBTQ scene. This month, we’re taking you to Charlotte, NC.
With a score of 73 on the Human Rights Campaign 2017 Municipal Equality Index (MEI), Charlotte is proving that the state of North Carolina offers the LGBTQ community a great Southern location to call home. This small city is actively working to make sure its queer community has increasing visibility in the business sector and through local events and venues that support gay culture.
The following are just a few examples of the many ways Charlotte is showing its pride and providing an inclusive environment that welcomes the LGBTQ community.