Join more than 1,500 gay and straight allies at the 19th annual Human Rights Campaign gala in Charlotte, North Carolina. The annual black-tie fundraiser will be the highlight of the fundraising year for the LGBT community in the Carolinas.
Recently ranked by Forbes Magazine as a Top 10 United States boom town, Charlotte is the crown jewel of the New South. The Queen City's potential for job and population growth are quite remarkable given the global economic climate.
The city, which hosted the Democratic National Convention in September 2012, has a strong diverse heritage, reflected in part by the growing LGBT population. In 2005, the Mecklenburg County Commission added sexual orientation to its employment non-discrimination policy; in 2009 domestic partner benefits were extended to all county employees. Charlotte City Council amended its employment non-discrimination policy to include sexual orientation in 2010.
The Westin Charlotte will serve as host hotel during the 2014 HRC North Carolina Gala Weekend in Charlotte.