Spring in the Queer City

Is it finally going to stay warm this time? Let’s hope so, because there’s a lot going on right now in Charlotte for the LGBTQ+ community.

Right now, Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte is running “The Mermaid Hour”, an honest and touching look into the lives of a family struggling with challenges of a tween daughter, who happens to be transgender. Each performance is followed by a talk-back session with the cast and a representative from the LGBTQ+ community. Yours truly will be the guest again on May 11, but it’s also worth nothing that official opening night, May 2, is also LGBTQ+ Night, sponsored by PFLAG and Charlotte Pride; pre-sale tickets for that night are half-off with the code MermaidLGBTQ on the ATC website. (I have it on good authority that the play’s author, David Valdes Greenwood, will likely be in attendance.)

And, speaking of Charlotte Pride, the Reel Out Film Festival opens May 16th at Camp North End. The “Queen City’s Annual LGBTQ Film Festival” features 5 days of ground-breaking queer-positive cinema. Money-saving packages are on sale now at the website; grab them while you can.

And of course, the next few months are peppered with events from Comic Girl, Transcend, and other area groups. Individual details are in the calendar listings.

Winter’s over, sweeties. Time to get out there and be fabulous.



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