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Time Out Youth provides support, advocacy, and education to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth (ages 13-23) in the greater Charlotte area. We subscribe to a youth-initiated philosophy where we rely on our youth to steer the direction of our programs. We believe that there are too few places where youth feel like their experiences, opinions, and voices are valued and respected. We seek out these truths because it is the only real way that we can authenticate our programs. It is through our commitment to understand LGBTQ youth experience that we have learned what it is like to be a youth who is LGBTQ identified and living in our typically conservative and intolerant community. 


Transcend Charlotte goal is to promote authenticity, connection, and social justice by empowering transgender individuals and all gender diverse or gender non-conforming people impacted by oppression and/or trauma. They offer numerous resources for members in and around the Charlotte community. 


PFLAG Charlotte stands for Parents & Friends of Lesbians & Gays mission statement, “We, the parents, families and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, celebrate diversity and envision a society that embraces everyone, including those of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities. Only with respect, dignity and equality for all will we reach our full potential as human beings, individually and collectively. PFLAG welcomes the participation and support of all who share in, and hope to realize this vision. 


Visit Gay Charlotte is a free, LGBT-tailored travel, tourism, event and community portal specifically crafted for savvy Charlotte travelers, visitors, newcomers and residents.