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Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority

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Charlotte is a city that embraces and promotes diversity, inclusion and equality, and we know our differences make us stronger. As our city continues to grow and expand, our genuine and open-to-all attitude will always be a part of what makes Charlotte so special. 

The diverse community unites through annual events, like the Charlotte Pride Festival & Parade, the GayCharlotte Film Festival, Charlotte Latin Pride Night and the Charlotte Latin Pride Community Expo.

Be sure to check out Petra’s Piano Bar & Cabaret, a cabaret-style lounge specializing in singalongs, karaoke and star-studded drag shows. Other popular LGBT-friendly nightlife destinations include The Woodshed Lounge, Chasers, Scorpio Charlotte and Nickel Bar. Cheer on Charlotte’s home teams at famed LGBTQ sports bar Sidelines Sports Bar & Billiards.

Hot spots for art lovers, the NoDa Gallery Crawl and the South End Gallery Crawl each draw hundreds of people the first Friday of the month. The Queen City Theatre Company, an LGBT-focused theatrical production company, is another great way to explore Charlotte’s artistic backbone.

Save time for shopping luxury retailers located at Charlotte’s shopping meccas—SouthPark Mall, Concord Mills and Charlotte Premium Outlets—plus, local boutiques and thrift shops nestled around the city.

In Charlotte, you are always welcome!


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