There are many great communities and Neighborhoods in Charlotte. I don't know that they are Gayborhoods but they are diverse and amazing! I moved to http://www.drhorton.com/North-Carolina/Charlotte.aspx and I have 2 gay neighbors and many straight ones. I love them all.
I took my 14 yr old daughter here to discuss ALL of her options as a pregnant young lady in a crisis. I felt that she needed to know all of the options that were available to her. What happened in this facility was like something out of a movie. We went there to get an ultrasound to confirm just how far along she was, so that we would be able to navigate what her choices would be. She had an appointment and was taken behind a locked door... mind you she is a MINOR, where I was left out in the waiting room. Upon being taken to the back of the office, I noticed a cross hanging from the door handle on the inside of the door. I thought that was odd, then started to put things together... like how nice the furniture was in the facility, the lack of state licenses on the wall, no literature available, AND the fact that after 20 mins and ringing the service bell several times to inquire about my daughter. I was finally led into a room where two women had been talking with my daughter, without me present. One was the " bouncer"... she actually leaned back against the door as if to prevent anyone from leaving the room. The other woman spoke to my daughter and explained that there were consequences to every decision she made. "There are consequences to saving a life and taking a life". She also stated that her pregnancy test came out negative, and that she should come back in two weeks to retake a test. Mind you, she had already had a blood test from a physician that confirmed the pregnancy. And by all calculations that would have put her past the time frame to get a legal abortion, IF she wanted to make that choice. We went there to get an ultrasound so that she would be able to make an informed choice on what she would be able to do. I feel like their agenda was being forced on a young woman who was already traumatized by her circumstances... and to me that was a very scary situation to be in.... creating further trauma to an already traumatic situation. Needless to say... we abruptly left.
If you find yourself facing a decision like this, I believe it is best to explore ALL options that are available to you. It is not right to force your will, and your beliefs on someone who is already under a lot of stress and uncertainty, for your agenda!
I don't condone the irresponsibility my daughter showed. But here we are faced with the consequence. My daughter is mentally ill, and we are fighting her illness everyday. It has been such a struggle. Her illness causes her to do things that aren't always good choices. So please take that into consideration before making a nasty comment. We struggle on a daily basis with the most basic tasks.... we are doing our best.
I just wanted to alert anyone who may be considering going there, what they will be up against.
It sounds like the police were engaging in standard riot patrol, and only started using their batons after being pelted with water bottles and bricks.
Wow. This is powerful. Thanks for sharing your experience with us.
In redopnse to the second post ... First thing if you are Luke Lobsingers wife I met dude half a dozen times he had 3 different chics with him during the two weeks we met at 1511 Southwood was sublease and was supposed to have the fence repaired and the delapidated green house and the chemical filled lift pool removed. Never happened. Needles to say the refrigerator and the heat didn't work. Look I have two beautiful Dogo Argentinos and if you think I'm going to put them in harms way because you want to put me in a position to clean up your mess your mistaken. Trust me! Be glad I didn't leave you with the burden of paying the price of a one on my sick or dead dogs... Yet you chicken shit hide behind your computer tip tapping something you haven't a clue about... You might want to do some "house cleaning" of you on....
Really how old are you ?!?
In reply of first comment ...Nikki and Hallie Smith two lesbians that Offered me 10,000.00 cash for me to provide "DNA " for them to have a baby. I told them I would explore the process with them. They paid me 2000.00 cash for my time to have physical mental blood test .the girl I was dating (Michele Pulaski) at the time asked me to hold off for the time being to see where our relationship was headed I conveyed Michele's concerns to Nikki and Hallie that got very angry and decide to post this billshit. Don't you think if I took money from a credit card the CC company would recover for them.... Which makes this statement false off topic. Please remove
I was part of the villa heights community organization when that Cordelia Park mural was done and I must disagree with Jenna's statement. We applied for a matching grant from the city for this and both Will and especially his wife put in countless hours helping us fundraise so that we could have a nice neighborhood art project. Everyone from the community was invited to participate in the art work.
I am so thankful to have known you both and your beautiful girls. So happy I have one of your gourds on my patio that we enjoy every day. Thank you for the experience and we await the next chapter from all four of you...Will, Lauren, Eva James and Disco Ruby Soux.
Jenna, please elaborate on your theft comment. Also please share with us where you acquired your educational background in the value of art.
May the ghost of Van Gogh haunt you the remainder of your days
Quiet Jenna, unless you're going to work as hard as he did to create something wonderful...
Jenna, you are incorrect on how much he got paid, and honestly why does it matter? NoDa, other neighborhoods, and galleries are made more rich by having this kind of art. I am certain the hours, days, weeks he spent creating his art are worth more.
Everyone would be shocked if they knew how much he got paid for these murals. (Some $50k each)
Some of them are good (Jack Beagles) and some of them are practically theft from neighborhood coffers (Cordelia Park lookout).
Are there any houses that are haunted in Plaza Midwood? I am about to buy a house that is close to 100 years old. Your feedback is welcome, but only serious people need to reply. Thanks!
Indeed, it seems either women (and men) are wearing a lot less underwear (GOOGLE "Why I Don't Wear Underwear" & "Ditch Your Panties" ... or with the Internet providing freer communication & more privacy/anonymity, they are ADMITTING (and also ASKING ABOUT IT) au naturel more freely, or to put it better BEING MORE OPEN (as in Sharon Stone & many other) about the subject! It also seems that the purpose of "panties" was pretty much to restrict women's freedom (of movement... of employment... etc.), for if anything panties collect germs rather than anything else. In short, down with panties permanently & completely unless u r completely "hooked" on them.
What this organization has done is truly outstanding and they should be commended to the highest degree. Homeless people matter a great deal and should be treated with the same zeal as any other group looking for freedom. Homelessness could happen to anybody in an instant. All who are recipients of this level of care are extremely grateful. Keep up the good work. With that being said however I just wish the scattered site portion of the program had better options or more diversity in living quality. I know, "you take what you can get, be grateful and hush". I get that but some of the units have serious mold issues and one unit has a busted sewer pipe under the floor.The scattered sites are usually in low income area's and some of the living spaces need serious upgrades. Never the less, when it rains, a person has a dry place to stay and no more back pack everywhere not to mention a drastic reduction in run in's with the cops. It is truly a chance to start over and get on with the business of living. When the residents of Charlotte see that there's some good in most people, maybe other area's of this town will extend a hand of welcome.
As a black gay man that's a college educated professional (two degrees) and gainfully employed, I was disappointed with the gay nightlife options in Charlotte. There's a large black gay population in Charlotte (full of handsome black men) but most are not comfortable with their sexuality (super religious psychos) and there are not many quality gay places to go socialize like say in Atlanta, D.C., Dallas, L.A., NYC, and Houston. Which is why many gay men in Charlotte are always talking about leaving to other "gayer" cities.
I considered moving there but the lack of gay nightlife, weak black gay pride, the fact that Charlotte didn't feel like a major urban city to me which I wanted, and high number of closeted gays made me go to Dallas, TX.
He's not a good man or person...
well it is 2016 and Charlotte is still boring. The city still has no black culture. Nurse mingle events are not fun. The hosts are not friendly are very cliquish, but they want you to come to their events.. :/ Other black events are empty such as free events at the Gantt and the black expo.
Blacks here seem to only wait for CIAA to do anything outside of their houses. Charlotte is still young and growing is what I keep hearing and I just don't believe it. All the city does is build apartments up and down south end and uptown (downtown). There is no retail at all.
Don't even think about being single here. That is the worst. Good luck getting someone to speak to you, especially if you don't look like an Instagram model (contour, fake hair, big drawn on eyebrows). The place sure is fake materialistic like Atlanta meaning folks are ballin on a KFC budget.
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