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welcome ........................................................................6 bar map .........................................................................7 directory listing.............................................................24 pet page ......................................................................26 fitting room...................................................................28 good eats ....................................................................30 rocket fuel....................................................................36

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Welcome Democratic National Convention (DNC) to the Queen City!!! As we celebrate this historic occasion, the Pocket Rocket Guide wanted to put a twist on famous moments in American history by showcasing some of our most dedicated local LGBT leaders. These lindividuals have championed progress in the City of Charlotte, the Carolinas and across the nation for LGBT equality. The Charlotte Pocket Rocket is proud of the City of Charlotte and our LGBT community. This “pocket-sized� gay monthly guide highlights all the bars, restaurants and gay-friendly establishments that make up the fantastic place we call the Queen City. Take time to go to these LGBT-friendly places and show your support for our LGBT community. Celebrate the DNC and everything our fantastic city has to offer you. The Pocket Rocket is for everyone. Enjoy!

Tommy Feldman Editor in Chief

this issue:

special thanks:

photographer: Arron Malachi art direction and layout: Tommy Feldman

A special thank you to all the members of our community who graciously agreed to be a part of this special issue!

advertise with us! Please contact us by email at tommy@charlottepocketrocket.com or phone at 704.281.8500 6


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shows

video

drag

1.

The Bar at 316 316 Rensselaer Ave. (704) 910-1478 www.thebarat316.com

2.

Blue Bar 2906 Central Ave. (704) 567-2158

3.

Cathode Azure 1820 South Blvd, Suite 106 (877) 954-3269 www.cathodeazure.com

4.

Central Station 2131 Central Avenue (704) 469-2131

5.

Chasers 3217 The Plaza (704) 339 -0500 www.scorpios.com/Chasers

6.

Hartigan’s Irish Pub 601 South Cedar Street (704) 347-1841 www.hartigans.com

7.

The Hide A Way 405 Baskins Rd Rock Hill, SC (803) 328-6630

pool

dj/dance

coming this fall

dancers

sports

food

8.

Marigny Dance Club/Empire Lounge 1440 S. Tryon Street, Suite 110 (704) 910-4444 www.marignycharlotte.com

9.

Nickel Bar 2817 Rozzelles Ferry Rd. (704) 916- 9389 www.thenickelbar.com/

10. Petras 1919 Commonwealth Avenue (704) 332-6608 www.petraspianobar.com 11. Rainbow In 4376 Charlotte Hwy. Lake Wylie, SC not show on map 20 minutes from Charlotte (803) 831-0093 www.therainbowin.com 12. Sidelines 4544-C South Boulevard (704) 525-2608 www.thesidelinesbar.com 13. The Scorpio 2301 Freedom Drive (704) 373-9124 www.thescorpio.com

not show on map - 20 minutes from Charlotte

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14. The Woodshed 3935 Queen City Drive not show on map (704) 394-1712 - near airport www.woodshedlounge.com


2012

DNC “2011 Person of the Year� and local trans leader Robert Dunn reflects the inclusion and diversity of our community as the historic American Flag designer Betsy Ross.


HRC Board of Governor Robert Frank Dogens champions many local causes. In the words of Martin Luther King, Jr - "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.�


Ordained Baptist minister & founder of the Regional AIDS Interfaith Network, Rev. Debbie Warren proves daily that "We Can Do It" in the spirit of Rosie the Riveter.


Reflecting the conviction and courage of civil rights legend Rosa Parks, founding Pastor of Unity Fellowship Church of Charlotte Bishop Tonyia Rawls.


Jim Yarbrough serves as the publisher of Q-Notes, the premier state-wide LGBT newspaper celebrating 25 years in the Carolinas.


National champion for LGBT youth & local Charlotte leader, Shane Windmeyer is the founder & executive director of the national organization Campus Pride.


Standing tall like "Lady Liberty," local transgender pioneer Janice Covington carries the torch of equality as the first transgender delegate to the DNC from North Carolina.


Openly gay Tracy Russ serves on the 2012 DNC Host Committee. Russ sits atop the Lincoln Memorial and reminds us of our greater purpose of equality for all.


miss

2012

gay north carolina america pageant


brief 2012

a fete for fashion


Brief 2012

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the arts

faith

1.

Queen City Theatre Company 3657 Melrose Cottage Dr. Matthews, NC 28105 www.queencitytheatre.com

1.

Unity Fellowship Church 2127 Eastway Drive (704) 567-5007 www.ufccharlottenc.org

2.

One Voice Chorus info@onevoicechorus.com www.onevoicechorus.com

2.

3.

Gay Men’s Chorus of Charlotte info@GMCCharlotte.org www.gmccharlotte.org

Myers Park Baptist Church 1900 Queens Road (704) 334-7232 www.mpbconline.org

3.

Temple Beth El 5101 Providence Road Charlotte, NC 28226 (704) 366-1948 www.beth-el.com

dentists Drake Dentistry 1716 Kenilworth Ave Suite 180 (704) 338-9797 www.drakedentistryofcharlotte.com

non-profit 1.

Campus Pride (704) 277-6710 info@campuspride.org www.campuspride.org

2.

RAIN 501 N. Tryon Street, 4th Floor (704) 372-RAIN (7246) www.carolinarain.org

3.

Time Out Youth 1900 The Plaza (704) 344-8335 www.timeoutyouth.org

massage therapy Daybreak Massage 1222 Kenilworth Avenue Charlotte (704) 333-7722 www.dbmassage.com

salon Illuminate Salon 1111 Central Avenue, Suite 210 (704) 376-3555 illuminatesalon.com 24


1.

Classic Grooming 3100 Griffith Street (704) 334-9590 www.classicgrooming.com

3.

The Dog Salon 1318 Central Avenue (704) 248-0991 www.thedogsalon.com

2.

Donna Foster Photography (704) 525-5188 www.donnafoster.com

4.

Barbara’s Canine Cafe 125 Remount Road (704) LUV-DOGS (704) 588-3647 www.k9treat.com

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1.

Boris & Natasha’s 1214 Thomas Avenue (704) 375-0079

2.

Buffalo Exchange 1521 Central Avenue (704) 372-2300 buffaloexchange.com

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3.

Revolve Upscale Men’s Consignment 1222 East Boulevard (704) 817-7845 revolvecharlotte.com

4.

Olive Boutique shopoliveonline.com


1.

DISH 1220 Thomas Avenue 704.344.0343 eatatdish.com

3.

Hartigan’s Irish Pub 601 South Cedar Street (704) 347-1841 hartigans.com

2.

Common Market 2007 Commonwealth Avenue Charlotte, NC 28205-5021 (704) 334-6209 commonmarketisgood.com

4.

Pinky’s West Side Grill 1600 West Morehead Street (704) 332-0402 eatatpinkys.com

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the best Facebook updates of the month

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