I don't want to offend anyone on this board, but I'm considering a move to Charlotte and one thing I'm concerned about is the overall climate in terms of politics and values. I'm not a raging activist - just a garden variety progressive who fears feeling out of place in (what I understand to be) a very red state. I'm a person of faith but definitely would not fit in with evangelical-types. I'm straight and engaged but would hate to live in a community that's insensitive to gays. I'm white but don't want to be surrounded entirely by other white people. I abhor guns, hunting, bigotry, corporate greed and, most of all, the bush administration. I'm sure you get my drift. Does anyone have input on this? Would you say Charlotte overall is a fairly open-minded community? Would I be a fish out of water? And again, I really hope I'm not offending anyone. I'll be the first to acknowledge that, as someone who's always lived in "blue" states, most of my fears are probably based on stereotypes. Thanks in advance for any feedback you can provide.
P.S. Are there any specific communities in the Charlotte area that are known for diversity and open-mindedness.