Community Resources

On this page you will find links to various civic, political and LGBT community organizations where you can plug into important local work on LGBT equality or civic involvement.

Quick Links:
Local Government
State Government
Local and State Advocacy and Education Groups
National Advocacy Groups
Local Media Outlets
Local Social and Support Organizations
Youth Support and Advocacy

Local Government

City of Charlotte
The City of Charlotte is the largest city in the State of North Carolina and the county seat of Mecklenburg County.

Charlotte City Council
Charlotte has a Council-Manager form of government with a Mayor and 11 Council Members elected every two years in November, and a professional City Manager to run the day-to-day operations. The Mayor and four Council Members are elected at-large by a city-wide vote. Seven Council Members are elected from districts by voters who reside in each district.

Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts
Prior to her election as Mayor, Jennifer Roberts worked as a diplomat for the State Department, as an international business woman and as a high school math teacher. She served four terms as an At-Large Mecklenburg County Commissioner, including five years as Chairman. She is only the second woman elected Mayor of Charlotte and is the first person to serve as both Chairman of the County Commission and as Mayor.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board
The CMS Board of Education includes six district representatives and three at-large representatives. District and at-large representatives are elected every two years on a rotating schedule. All members serve four-year terms. For more information, visit the Board of Elections Website.

Mecklenburg County
Mecklenburg County is the home of more than 990,000 people living in the City of Charlotte and in several towns and other communities across the county.

Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners
The nine-member Board of County Commissioners is the governing body of Mecklenburg County. Elections are held in November of even-numbered years, and Commissioners elect a chairman and vice-chairman during their first meeting each December. Six Commissioners are elected by district and three at-large Commissioners are elected by county-wide vote.

Mecklenburg Board Of Elections
Our office is responsible for conducting all elections held in Mecklenburg County. Locally, we administer State election laws. Our principal functions include establishing election precincts and voting sites, appointing and training precinct officials, preparing and distributing ballots, voting equipment, canvassing and certifying the ballots cast in elections, and investigating any voting irregularities. We maintain voter registration for Mecklenburg County and provide public information on voters and elections.

Town of Cornelius    Town of Davidson

Town of Huntersville    Town of Matthews

Town of Mint Hill    Town of Pineville

State Government

North Carolina General Assembly
The General Assembly includes the state Senate and state House of Representatives. The Senate includes 50 members. The House includes 120 members. Each body’s members are elected every two years for two-year terms. You can learn more about the Mecklenburg County legislative delegation here.

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper
The Governor of North Carolina is the chief executive of the state, elected every four years. The Governor’s office appoints several executive branch officials, some judges and members of various state boards and commissions. Prior to becoming Governor, Roy Cooper served as North Carolina Attorney General.

North Carolina State Board of Elections
The State Board of Elections is the state agency charged with overall responsibility for administration of the elections process and campaign finance disclosure in North Carolina. The State Board itself is composed of five members, appointed by the Governor.

Local and State Advocacy and Education Groups

ACLU of North Carolina

Equality NC

The League of Women Voters

Democracy North Carolina

The Freedom Center for Social Justice

Latin American Coalition

NAACP Charlotte

NAACP North Carolina

North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Attorneys

Southeast Asian Coalition

National Advocacy Groups

Human Rights Campaign

National Center for Transgender Equality

The National LGBTQ Task Force

National Transgender Law Center


Local Media Outlets

Creative Loafing

Charlotte Observer

Charlotte Post

La Noticia



Visit Gay Charlotte


Charlotte Lesbian and Gay Fund


Ballantyne Family Medicine

Carolinas Care Partnership

Different Roads Home

House of Mercy

Mecklenburg County Department of Health

PowerHouse Project

Regional AIDS Interfaith Network (RAIN)

Rosedale Infectious Disease

Local Social & Support Organizations

41 Percent

Carolina Transgender Society

Charlotte Black Gay Pride

Charlotte LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Charlotte Pride

Charlotte Tradesmen

Chi Psi Omega Fraternity

Convergence Riders


PFLAG Charlotte

Prime Timers of Charlotte

Transcend Charlotte

Youth Support & Advocacy

Campus Pride

Safe Schools NC

Time Out Youth