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Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority

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The city’s diverse community embraces annual events such as the Charlotte Pride Festival & Parade, the GayCharlotte Film Festival, The Queen City Drag Race and the Queen City STOMP dance event. Beyond that, a lively and gay-friendly nightlife scene never fails to delight, while a cosmopolitan array of cultural attractions and shops draw great acclaim.

Explore Charlotte’s blooming nightlife scene. Be sure to check out Petra’s Piano Bar, a cabaret-style lounge specializing in sing-alongs, karaoke and star-studded drag shows. Other popular LGBT-friendly nightlife destinations include Hartigan’s, Marigny Dance Club and Nickel Bar. You can also make your way to the NC Music Factory or the EpiCentre for first-class music venues, bars and clubs all in one convenient location. Or for a sports-themed adventure, watch an intense Charlotte Roller Girls roller derby match.

A hotspot for culture fans, the NoDa Gallery Crawl is a local favorite drawing hundreds of people the first and third Friday of each month. Explore the galleries and shops around the historic arts district and enjoy a glass of wine or a craft beer along the way. The Queen City Theatre Company, an LGBT-focused theatrical production company, is another great way to explore the arts in the Charlotte area. And be sure to save time for shopping at luxury retailers like SouthPark Mall and Phillips Place.

No matter your passion, it’s easy for LGBT travelers to get swept away by the Queen City.

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