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Time Out Youth PLATINUM Gala
6:30 PM18:30

Time Out Youth PLATINUM Gala

Platinum is the signature gala celebrating LGBTQ youth in the Charlotte region through Time Out Youth Center. With your support, the Center will continue to meet the needs of our youth. Every day we see the smiles on faces, the spark of imagination, the anger at injustice, and the determination to make the world a better place. Time Out Youth Center is dedicated to continue making the Center a welcoming space to those in need.


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2018 HRC North Carolina Gala
5:00 PM17:00

2018 HRC North Carolina Gala

Tickets to the 2018 HRC North Carolina Gala are on sale NOW!

For everything GALA, visit www.hrccarolina.org. 

We hope you'll join us as we continue our push for equality locally and across North Carolina. TOGETHER WE RISE!


Join us for the various City Host Events over the Gala Weekend:

Friday, February 16th

RISE UP Takeover
Free to attend. Cash Bar provided. 
$5 parking voucher provided
DJ Little Betty
Le Méridien Charlotte Hotel Lobby
555 South McDowell Street

Saturday, February 17th

RISE & RUN “Fun Run”
Charlotte Front Runners
Free to run/walk
The People's Market at Dilworth

Le Méridien Charlotte
Cardinal Room
$10 optional donation
BYOM – Bring your own mat

CJ’s of Le Meridien
90’s Music & Newer Dance Party
Immediately following the Gala until midnight.
Free to attend. Cash Bar provided.
Le Meridien Hotel
555 South McDowell Street

Equality Lounge at Le Meridien
Reflect on the evening in a quieter environment
Immediately following the Gala until midnight.
Free to attend. Cash Bar provided. 
Le Meridien Hotel
555 South McDowell Street

Sunday, February 18th

Drag Diner Brunch at Boulevard 1820
Brunch, Mimosas and Drag
11am – 3pm
Boulevard 1820
1820 South Boulevard
$20 Brunch, Cash Bar provided.
100% of your door ticket benefits the work of HRC



Reserve your room at the Le Méridien Charlotte for only $149/night!

To reserve, guests can do either of the following:
Call 1-800-325-3535 with a reference to HRC NC Dinner
Visit https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/events/start.action?id=1712131071&key=37085B99

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Drag Queen Brunch at Vida Cantina
10:00 AM10:00

Drag Queen Brunch at Vida Cantina

** Introducing Charlotte's Premiere Drag Queen Brunch! **

Featuring the FABULOUS and BEAUTIFUL Jaidynn Diore Fierce from season 7 of Ru Paul's Drag Race!

- - Doors will open for your arrival at 10:00AM
- - Indulge in an elaborate Mexican brunch buffet from 10:00AM-12:00PM
- - Showtime begins at 12:00PM
- - Meet + Greet directly follows (*Meet+Greet ticket holders only)

Fabulous Ticket Options:

$40 - Entry, Premiere Lounge Seating, Brunch
$50 - Entry, First Class Lounge Seating, Brunch
$120 - Champagne Booth for 4 + Bottle of Belaire Champagne
$190 - Champagne Booth for 5 + Bottle of Belaire Champagne
$220 - Champagne Booth for 6 + Bottle of Belaire Champagne
$450 - Champagne VIP Table for 8 + 2 Bottles of Belaire Champagne (*Great for Bachelorette Parties, Birthdays and Special Occasions!)
$10 - Add this VIP option on for an exclusive Meet + Greet with the performers

** DOORS OPEN EARLY AT 10:00 - arrive then to ensure seats next to your friends if you purchased solo tickets instead of a whole table

"We're All Born Naked and the Rest is Drag"
-- Ru Paul

Event hosted by Pandora Mystére

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Community Holiday Extravaganza
7:00 PM19:00

Community Holiday Extravaganza

Mark your calendars now as Takeover Friday heads back to the 43rd Floor of the Museum Tower Uptown for a Holiday Celebration! Everyone in invited. 

The RSVP link is live...


It's FREE to attend but this will be another RSVP event due to the space, alcohol and food.  

It's going to be festive!


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World AIDS Day Luncheon
11:30 AM11:30

World AIDS Day Luncheon

World AIDS Day draws people together from around the world in solidarity to pay tribute to the millions of people living with HIV/AIDS, raise awareness of the global impact of HIV/AIDS, and celebrate victories that are allowing more people to live longer and healthier lives.

RAIN invites you to join with other community leaders to our World AIDS Day Luncheon. Your leadership sends a message to Charlotte that there is a strong community of compassion fighting HIV and AIDS.

Please join us on World AIDS Day, Thursday,November 30 at the Charlotte Marriott City Center for RAIN’s 4th annual World AIDS Day Luncheon. You will be supporting transformative programs for HIV+ youth, adults and senior adults in Charlotte.

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Mingling & Networking
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Luncheon

If you are interested in being a table host please contact Joyce Brooks at j.brooks@carolinarain.org or 704-973-9819.

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All Hallows' Twirl 2017: "Fright Night"
to Oct 22

All Hallows' Twirl 2017: "Fright Night"

Passing the information...

Our 2017 Halloween Party and Costume Contest will take place on Saturday night, 10/21 at Flight in Uptown Charlotte, NC. Costumes are suggested, but not required.

Join us as we trick, treat, and dance the night away among all those things that go bump in the night or scare you in your dreams. We’ll even have decorations too! (Ha-Ha!)

Welcome to All Hallows’ Twirl 2017: “Fright Night”

$15 Advance, $20 Day of & Door
Tickets available online at www.justtwirl.com
For everyone 21+, IDs required

Costumes suggested, but not required. For all those in costume, you can enter the $500 cash contest from 10pm - 1am. Pictures will be taken, uploaded online, and the winner(s) will be selected by the most votes/likes received online on Instagram & Facebook by Sunday 8pm ET. Complete rules will be available online at www.justtwirl.com by 10/1 and at the event itself.

Join us as we welcome back Atlanta’s very own DJ Neon the Glowgobear to our Halloween party. He easily became a Queen City favorite at last year’s Off White Party: Underworld, and we are ecstatic to have him back! His larger than life sounds, vocals, and creative “neon lights” provide the perfect sensory production for this Halloween dance party. 

Save the date, click "Interested/Going" on this event, invite your friends, get those costumes ready, and join us as we kick off this year's Halloween season with a little fun on “Fright Night”...

~Zuni & Jason
Just Twirl Events

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PRIDE Takeover at Craft City Social Club
7:00 PM19:00

PRIDE Takeover at Craft City Social Club

Charlotte PRIDE Festival and Parade is scheduled for August 26th and 27th...

You know what that means...

Join us on Friday, August 25th from 7pm-11pm for Takeover Friday at Craft City Social Club inside the Sheraton Hotel in Uptown Charlotte.  

FREE Cover! Cash/Credit bars available!

Free music, free fun, free conversation!  

EVERYONE is invited!

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LGBTQ & Ally Community Pool Party #3
12:00 PM12:00

LGBTQ & Ally Community Pool Party #3

Third Installment!


Pack your bathing suit, sunblock and join us for the 3rd of 4 pool events for 2017! On Sunday, August 13, everyone is invited to join us for a FREE pool event at Craft City Social Club inside the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel in Uptown Charlotte!

Everyone is invited. Again, it's a FREE event...with a full cash/credit bar. 

We will have a cash/credit bar, DJ and tons of sun for you!

Special thanks to Rosedale Medical for being our pool partner!

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Charlotte - One Night Only - North Carolina Premiere of A Very Sordid Wedding
7:00 PM19:00

Charlotte - One Night Only - North Carolina Premiere of A Very Sordid Wedding

A Very Sordid Wedding - Charlotte - North Carolina Premiere
Presented by Rosedale Medical
July 1, 2017 - McGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square

Presented by Rosedale Medical, the screening will be followed by a Q&A with writer/director Del Shores, producer Emerson Collins and cast members Rosemary Alexander, Newell Alexander and Ann Walker.

$75 VIP tickets include a 6PM pre-reception, meet and greet and photo opportunity with all five celebrity guests. 
$32.09 screening tickets include Q&A!

A portion of all ticket proceeds will benefit HRC North Carolina and Equality North Carolina and the incredible work they do for the LGBTQ community!

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Charlotte March for EQUALITY
12:00 PM12:00

Charlotte March for EQUALITY

The Equality March for Unity and Pride is a global movement that will be brought to Charlotte, NC- the epicenter of HB2.  

We will use the Equality March- Charlotte, along with our National and Sister marches, to give voice to our concerns, and to support, uplift, and bring attention to those in our communities who are targeted due to immigration status, ethnicity, religion, skin color, gender, sexual orientation, age and disability. We affirm and celebrate that we are a mix of diverse communities. 

Join us for this family friendly march through uptown Charlotte. All marchers should meet at First Ward Park just before noon. When the march begins, we will head down Brevard St. towards Spectrum Center, take 5th St. to Caldwell St. then go down E 3rd St. to Marshall Park where special speakers will make an appearance. Marchers must stay on the sidewalks and obey traffic and pedestrian signals while also being mindful of other pedestrian traffic.

If you have questions or would like to volunteer please email: equalitymarchcharlotte@gmail.com.

Donate: gf.me/u/cbvb2 
(we need volunteer Tshirts)
Twitter: @EqualityCLT
Instagram: equalitymarchcharlotte
National page: http://www.equalitymarch2017.com/

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