My Charlotte: POZA Salon

Pooran and Zahava, wives and owners of POZA Salon, share what inspired them to pursue their dream of opening an inclusive, safe space for people to come as they are, and some of their favorite things about their Queen City.

posted by Ally McCain

My Charlotte: Dammit Wesley

Multi-disciplinary artist and creative Dammit Wesley uses his work and platform to provide context and commentary on the Black experience through the lens of pop culture.

posted by Tierany Griffin

Your Guide to Optimist Hall

Headquartered in a former textile mill, this food hall blends the Queen City’s history with a vision for the future.

posted by Jessica Swannie

10 Hikes Within Two Hours of Uptown Charlotte

The Queen City offers her own enviable trails and lush tree canopy, but sometimes you need to get out of town and really immerse yourself in nature. Here’s a look at 10 great hikes within a two-hour drive of Uptown Charlotte. (Pro Tip: Weekdays are best for less-crowded park experiences.)

posted by Virginia Brown

Charlotte’s Best LGBTQ+ Bars

The Queen City has a vibrant and busy gay scene, with something happening virtually every day of the week. We’ve rounded up a list of the city’s best hot spots, from nightclubs & sports bars to lounges & Sunday Funday oases. And yes — we have plenty of drag.

posted by Dean McCain

Spend 24 Hours Supporting LGBTQ-Owned Businesses in Charlotte

Charlotte’s gay community brings life and vibrancy to locally-owned businesses all across the city. Here’s our guide to some of the many beloved hotspots opened by our neighbors.

posted by Dean McCain