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Charlotte LGBTQ Elder Events
LGBTQ Elder Social at 7th Street Public Market
7th Street Public Market
The Lesbian Singers Who Rocked the World
St. Peter's Episcopal Church
The LGBT Choruses That Gave Voice To A Movement
St. Peter's Episcopal Church
LGBTQ and Moving into Elderhood: The Emotional Journey
Unitarian Universalist Church of Charlot

Community Events

Community Calendar

Updated February 16, 2020

Save the Date!

Charlotte LGBTQ Elders will hold their second annual ACTIVE AGING EXPO on Saturday, October 10 at Aldersgate. The expo focuses on health and wellness, with educational workshops catering to the active aging community. More information will be posted later this Spring.

Monday, February 17

Caring for Your Pet
Hosted by Charlotte LGBTQ Elders

Time Out Youth Center | 3800 Monroe Road | Charlotte 28205 | 7-9pm

Workshop Presenter: Ginny Dodd, DVM, Diplomate ABVP (American Board of Veterinary Practitioners)

Ginny has practiced veterinary medicine in Charlotte for many years, and has a mobile veterinary ultrasound service. Her presentation, plus audience Q&A, will touch on the following topics: Wellness Exams; Spay-Neuter Surgery; Nutrition; First Aid; Avoiding emergencies; Dental disease; Pain control; Senior pet issues; Behavioral issues; Medical costs-pet insurance; End of life issues and Estate planning.

Free Admission. Register: https://www.charlottelgbtqelders.org/programs-events
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/508526386459592/

Saturday, February 22

25th Annual HRC North Carolina Dinner & Silent Auction

Hosted by HRC Charlotte

In 2020, HRC will celebrate their 25th annual dinner in Charlotte. Come out and meet HRC's new President Alphonso David!

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/768876713510536/

For our friends who are service providers

Tuesday, February 25

Best Practices for LGBT-Friendly Senior Services

Hosted by Centralina Area on Aging

A recent AARP survey of LGBTQ members found that more than eight in ten respondents say they would feel more comfortable with providers who are specifically trained in LGBTQ patient needs (88 percent), that use advertising to highlight LGBTQ-friendly services (86 percent), have some staff members who are LGBTQ themselves (85 percent), or display LGBTQ-welcoming signs or symbols

in facilities and online (82 percent). TO REGISTER: https://www.eventsquid.com/event/8551

Proceeds will benefit Charlotte LGBTQ Elders

Questions: email Elisa Gregorich at egregorich@centralina.org


Tuesday, March 3
North Carolina Primary
On the ballot? President of the United States, U.S.Senate, U.S. House, Governor, State Senate, State House, State Supreme Court. DEADLINE TO REGISTER TO VOTE WAS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7.

Saturday, March 7

Charlotte Pride Band in Concert

Hosted by Charlotte Pride Band

A Salute to Broadway! The lights are bright as CPB pays tribute to Broadway on March 7th at 5pm. This concert features music from Hamilton, Les Mis, Phantom and more. Don't miss the show.

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/264931371153735/


Saturday, March 14

Luna Rising 2020

Luna Rising’s goals are: to lift up and celebrate the power of the feminine; honoring all who live their lives as girls, women, femmes or who celebrate the feminine energy in their lives; to recognize the importance of women affirming and supporting one another; to encourage participants to listen to and learn from the voices, visions, and wisdom of other women; and, most importantly; to have a fun in community with other women and girls! Those interested in the event are invited to join the

Facebook event: Luna Rising at the UUCC: An Annual Celebration of Women and Girls.

Saturday, March 14

AfterDark: Wild Wild West

Hosted by Gay Men’s Chorus of Charlotte

GMCC’s annual fundraising soirée is a rip-roaring good time. An evening of great food, delicious drinks, silent and live auctions, games, and a brief performance by GMCC and our ensemble, 7th Son.

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/2400409776941883/


Monday, March 16

LGBTQ Elder Uptown Social
Hosted by Charlotte LGBTQ Elders

7th Street Station | 224 E. 7th Street, Uptown | 5:45-7:45p

Join us for our March Social event! Come after work to grab some dinner or an adult beverage (wine or beer). The market also has a wonderful coffee vendor. There is a variety of options for food such crêpes, salads, sandwiches and pizza. Review your options and come prepared. Free parking with validation. https://7thstreetpublicmarket.com/vendors/

Free Admission. Register to let us know you’re stopping by: https://www.charlottelgbtqelders.org/programs-events

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/2245196465774232/

Saturday, March 21

Spring Concert - Phoenix

Hosted by One Voice Chorus

This concert honors the themes of renewal, reawakening, and rebirth. We are proud to premiere a performance of our co-commissioned piece “How Did You Feel,” by Michael Bussewitz-Quarm, the text of which was inspired by the words and experiences of trans youth.

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/2455560834755095/

Web: https://onevoicechorus.com/event/phoenix/

Wednesday, March 25

Sounds of Change: The Lesbian Singers Who Rocked the World
Hosted by Charlotte LGBTQ Elders

St. Peter's Episcopal | 115 W. 7th Street, Uptown | 7-9pm

Workshop Presenter: Kathryn Mahan

Social movements have a soundtrack, and for an emerging community of lesbians and feminists in the 1970s and 80s, that soundtrack was voiced by Cris Williamson, Meg Christian, Tret Fure, Holly Near, Linda Tillery, Bernice Johnson Reagon and Sweet Honey in the Rock. Albums, club appearances, concerts, political rallies and Women’s Music Festivals fueled a lesbian generation with folk songs, ballads, social justice anthems, comic numbers and even rock guitars. Join us for a musical review of this transformative time in the women’s movement and LGBT history. We’ll listen to snippets from these amazing artists and lean into a little singing of our own. If this is your history, it’ll be an evening of comfort food. If you know nothing of this history, come listen and learn! In either case, you’re sure to leave with a song in your heart. This program is funded in part by an ASC Cultural Vision Grant, a community partnership funded by Mecklenburg County.

Free admission; advance registration required at https://www.charlottelgbtqelders.org/programs-events

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/492397878355932/

Wednesday, April 1

Sounds of Change
Hosted by Charlotte LGBTQ Elders

St. Peter's Episcopal | 115 W. 7th Street, Uptown | 7-9pm

Workshop Presenter: Kathryn Mahan

Born in the mid-1970s, the national gay and lesbian choral movement grew steadily through the 1980s, reaching Charlotte in the fall of 1989 when a small group of determined artists founded One Voice Chorus. Reeling from the dual realities of a strengthening social justice movement and a devastating AIDS crisis, the LGBT community found a new way to come out and come together through its choruses in the 1990s. The concerts – with their vast body of original compositions – created a place to be proud and joyful as well as a way to mourn, to rally and to persevere. Through new songs and familiar ones, we found we could explore our grief, illustrate our journey, laugh at ourselves, educate our friends, and find inspiration for the road ahead. Countless coming out stories grew from these choruses and concerts. And today, both One Voice, the Gay Men’s Chorus of Charlotte and hundreds of other LGBT choruses are thriving all around the world. Join us for historical highlights, a listen to some of the greatest hits, a discussion of the leading composers and a chance to sing through tunes ranging from hilarious to heartbreaking to uplifting! This program is funded in part by an ASC Cultural Vision Grant, a community partnership funded by Mecklenburg County.

Free admission; advance registration required at https://www.charlottelgbtqelders.org/programs-events


Saturday, April 4

The Emotional Journey
Hosted by Charlotte LGBTQ Elders

Unitarian Universalist Church of Charlotte | 234 N. Sharon Amity Road, Charlotte, 28211 | 8:30am-Noon

Workshop Presenter: Dr. Lyndall Hare

Embracing and understanding life transitions into elderhood to include relocating from existing communities of friends, re-imagining what we want to commit and be ‘fed’ by in our elder years, downsizing our lives, losses & gains and re-creating community.

Dr. Lyndall Hare holds a Social Work degree and a Ph.D. in Gerontological Studies. She has worked in the field of aging for 32 years, both in the United States and South Africa. She has expertise in the transitions facing individuals into elderhood. Lyndall conducts workshops and groups on life transitions, encore careers, caring for elder relatives, and the spiritual aspects of eldering using a “growth” rather than a “decline” model of aging.


The cost of this program is $15 per person. Scholarships available. Advance registration required at https://www.charlottelgbtqelders.org/programs-events

Once registered, you will be asked to go to https://www.charlottelgbtqelders.org/donate-more and pay $15 under "enter custom amount." Registration is not complete until payment is made. 


If requesting a scholarship, please register as noted above, and instead of paying, email us at charlottelgbtqelders@gmail.com and in subject line say "Scholarship requested for  April 4 program." We will confirm your scholarship no questions asked.




Centralina Area on Aging

FB: https://www.facebook.com/pg/AginginAction/events/?ref=page_internal

Web: https://centralina.org/centralinaaging/

Charlotte LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Our mission is to integrate business development, social action and leadership… to facilitate economic proliferation for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and those who support equality for all.

Monthly events: http://www.clgbtcc.org/index.php

FB: https://www.facebook.com/CharlotteLGBTChamber

DRAGO Charities

DRAGO is a mix of a Drag show and a twist on the old bingo game, hosted by a rotating list of amazing Queen City Drag Queens. Our number one goal for DRAGO Charities is to spotlight and fund raise for local LGBTQIAA+ Charities and give them another platform to spread the word of what they are working toward and how they are making the changes that matter in our community. Our number two goal.... is to have some damn fun.

FB: https://www.facebook.com/DRAGOcharities/


Queen City Prism

QCP (Queen City Prism) builds friendships and connections throughout the Charlotte area by providing programs and supporting other local LGBTQ+ services and organizations. QCP strives to create a sense of community, forging meaningful relationships, by developing social interaction amongst LGBTQ+ and their allies in the Greater Charlotte, NC community.

Email: queencityprism@gmail.com

FB: https://www.facebook.com/groups/796130140844591/


Stonewall Sports

FB: https://www.facebook.com/stonewallsportscharlotte/

Web: https://www.stonewallcharlotte.org/

Q-Notes Event Calendar

Lists new and ongoing events about LGBTQ Community.