I’m Matt Comer…

… nice to meet you!

On the set of the WBTV morning news show in August 2016, promoting the annual Charlotte Pride Festival and Parade! (L-R: Kristen Miranda, Charlotte Pride emcee Malachi, Matt, John Carter)

Hi! My name is Matt. I hail from Winston-Salem, N.C., and currently live in Charlotte where I most recently worked as editor of QNotes, the Charlotte-based LGBT community newspaper of North Carolina. I absolutely love telling stories and I love my community! I continue to do freelance news and opinion writing, as well as media and marketing consulting work for a variety of clients. I currently volunteer with several organizations, as well as serving as a City Council-appointed member of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations Committee.

Read more about me and my background…

I want to help you tell your story! I have more than a decade’s experience in community organizing, journalism, storytelling and in local, regional and national community advocacy. I understand what it takes to build a personal, organizational or corporate brand, and I LOVE telling stories — whether I’m writing news, freelancing a column or helping you craft your brand. Let me help share your story today. Click here to learn more about my services…

Get in touch:

Phone/text: 704-625-6449
Email: matt ‘at’ mattcomer ‘dot’ net
Twitter: @TheMattComer
Facebook: Matt Comer

Latest news, thoughts and musings…

Three ways the HB2 “repeal” will further harm LGBTQ people

If you thought HB2 was the worst anti-LGBTQ piece of legislation in the country, you are wrong — HB186 is exponentially worse.

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Immigration updates from my first Community Relations Committee meeting

My first meeting at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations Committee also happened to be an important meeting with critical updates on recent immigration issues in Charlotte.

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Plaza Midwood restaurant owner receives praise for gender-neutral restroom

One local restaurant owner is taking a personal and professional stand against discrimination as Charlotte continues to debate a package of LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinances slated for a vote on Feb. 8.

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