Community Engagement

Community Engagement

Queer Year 1 (QY1)

Designed for undergraduate students, this cohort program helps connect LGBTQ and allied students to the Queer community on campus and the larger community of Charlotte. The program will engage students through the arts, community activism, community outreach and connecting to campus life.

Conference on Carolina Queer Youth

The Carolina Conference on Queer Youth is held in October each year in partnership with TIme Out Youth.  The one-day conference is a unique opportunity for area representatives to network, dialogue, and organize around issues important to the healthy development of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth in K-12 education. The conference is free for students (K-12 & college) and also offers CEU credit for professionals.

The King-Henry-Brockington LGBTQ Community Archive

is a community-sponsored project that seeks to collect, preserve, and protect the LGBTQ community history of Charlotte. The project began as a series of conversations by local LGBTQ people about the importance of a repository for materials that make up the diverse and complex history of this community. The J. Murray Atkins Special Collections archive at UNC Charlotte has graciously agreed to house the materials and to allow its team of professional archivists to process the materials.

The long-term goal for the project is to collect and then exhibit the materials in the collection to assist in community building, partnership building, and LGBTQ community engagement for all people in Charlotte. This archive will be a "Living Archive" whose materials will be used within the community to showcase our diverse history and to help build a stronger LGBTQ community here in the Queen City.