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Charlotte's LGBT Community

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It has been one year since the Supreme Court’s land mark ruling on marriage equality. This milestone comes during Pride Month but also in the aftermath of the Orlando nightclub shooting. Here and around the country there were candlelight vigils for the victims, a sign of the LGBT community’s growing visibility in places where, not long ago, many were uncomfortable being out. We look at that growing visibility, what it means and what the future may hold.

Kimberly Melton
- executive director, Charlotte Pride

Melissa Morris - president, Charlotte LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Joey Hewell - NoDa business owner, among the first to marry in Mecklenburg County when NC's marriage amendment was struck down

Josh Burford - assistant director for sexual and gender diversity, UNC Charlotte

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