Charlotte's premier LGBTQ+ & Ally networking 501(c)3 organization.
Our network has over 40 participating firms and organizations from across industries, and we've connected more than 1,500+ LGBTQ+ & Ally individuals through our events.
Queen City Connects (QCC) serves the Charlotte, NC area's LGBTQ+ & Ally community by connecting professionals across industries and organizations.
The first Mixer was established in August of 2014, which focused on 5 competing banks along with 2 non-banking companies’ LGBT ERGs. After the successful completion of that Mixer, we wanted to continue to create a platform for connecting people from different companies and across industries to come together and celebrate what they and their companies stand for, equality for LGBTQ+ people.
In 2016, QCC added a committee of 10 people who have a passion for LGBTQ+ equality and want to help people make meaningful connections with others. There are over 30 companies from various industries, people from different backgrounds, and several non-profit organizations that do fantastic work helping the LGBTQ+ Charlotte community. As we look ahead, QCC plans to grow in size, add more companies to our events, and improve these events based on your feedback; however, one thing will never change, our commitment to serve Charlotte’s LGBTQ+ & Ally community by connecting business professionals across industries and organizations.
In 2017, QCC crossed its next milestone by connecting 1,000+ LGBTQ+ & Allies across professions , industries, and organizations.