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
Philanthropy
HIV/AIDS
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
acluofnorthcarolina.org

Equality NC
equalitync.org

The League of Women Voters
goleaguego.org

Democracy North Carolina
democracync.org

The Freedom Center for Social Justice
fcsj.org

Latin American Coalition
latinamericancoalition.org

NAACP Charlotte
charlottenaacp.com

NAACP North Carolina
naacpnc.org

North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Attorneys
ncgala.org

Southeast Asian Coalition
www.seacnc.org


National Advocacy Groups

Human Rights Campaign
hrc.org

National Center for Transgender Equality
www.transequality.org

The National LGBTQ Task Force
www.thetaskforce.org

National Transgender Law Center
transgenderlawcenter.org

PFLAG
www.pflag.org


Local Media Outlets

Creative Loafing
clclt.com

Charlotte Observer
charlotteobserver.com

Charlotte Post
www.thecharlottepost.com

La Noticia
lanoticia.com

QCityMetro
qcitymetro.com

QNotes
goqnotes.com

Visit Gay Charlotte
visitgaycharlotte.com


Philanthropy

Charlotte Lesbian and Gay Fund
fftc.org/clgf


HIV/AIDS

Ballantyne Family Medicine
ballantynefamilymedicine.com

Carolinas Care Partnership
carolinascare.org

Different Roads Home
differentroadshome.org

House of Mercy
thehouseofmercy.org

Mecklenburg County Department of Health
704-336-6500

PowerHouse Project
powerhousecharlotte.org

Regional AIDS Interfaith Network (RAIN)
carolinarain.org

Rosedale Infectious Disease
rosedaleid.com


Local Social & Support Organizations

41 Percent
41percent.org

Carolina Transgender Society
carolinatransgendersociety.com

Charlotte Black Gay Pride
charlotteblackgaypride.org

Charlotte LGBT Chamber of Commerce
clgbtcc.org

Charlotte Pride
charlottepride.org

Charlotte Tradesmen
charlottetradesmen.org

Chi Psi Omega Fraternity
chipsiomegafraternity.org

Convergence Riders
convergenceriders.com

Genderlines
paige.dula@gmail.com

PFLAG Charlotte
pflagcharlotte.org

Prime Timers of Charlotte
primetimersww.com/charlotte

Transcend Charlotte
transcendcharlotte.org


Youth Support & Advocacy

Campus Pride
campuspride.org

Safe Schools NC
safeschoolsnc.com

Time Out Youth
timeoutyouth.org