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Voltron shows rainbow colors in support of National Coming Out Day

Posted on 12 Oct 2010 by Justin Ruckman

Spotted on Facebook, and also last night, while I was driving back home from the mountains.

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  1. Avatar of Matt Comer
    Matt Comer 12 Oct 2010 at 11:35 AM

    I’ve asked on Twitter, but can’t seem to find an answer: Does anyone happen to know whether this was intentional for National Coming Out Day, or mere coincidence?

  2. Avatar of Justin Ruckman
    Justin Ruckman 12 Oct 2010 at 11:37 AM

    Jonathan Winn said on Facebook that a “contact” from Charlotte Center City Partners said it was intentional.

    • Avatar of Justin Ruckman
      Justin Ruckman 12 Oct 2010 at 11:39 AM

      Seems way too unlikely a coincidence to be unintentional to me.

      • Avatar of Matt Comer
        Matt Comer 12 Oct 2010 at 1:58 PM

        I just got confirmation of intentional lighting:

        http://goqnotes.com/8788/

        Zuni Johnson, a Wells Fargo employee, confirmed the intentional lighting with qnotes today.

        The rainbow theme on Duke Energy’s lights were intentional, Johnson says, and were the result of requests from Wells Fargo’s employee LGBT group and conversations with local LGBT leaders and Pride Charlotte organizers. Wachovia/Wells Fargo was a sponsor of this year’s Pride festivities (as they have been in the past), and hosted a “RENT” sing-along at the Knight Theater last night.

        So, there you have it. Confirmed. In a nicely wrapped, sky-scraping box, a gift to Charlotte’s gays from Wells Fargo. I knew good things would happen once the Queen City got a taste of San Fran.”

  3. Tracy 12 Oct 2010 at 11:40 AM

    I heard Ellen DeGeneres talk about it on twitter, so that’s pretty much coast to coast!

  4. Jim 12 Oct 2010 at 11:47 AM

    Nothing like a giant gay robot to spruce up downtown.

  5. Avatar of Jason Reid
    Jason Reid 12 Oct 2010 at 12:04 PM

    Here are some photos I took of it last night
    http://twitpic.com/2wuvd2
    http://twitpic.com/2wutzs

  6. Mike 12 Oct 2010 at 2:44 PM

    OMG, stop calling it Voltron. It’s just stupid.

  7. S. 12 Oct 2010 at 8:24 PM

    Love it. I prefer the name “Power Tower” for the Duke Energy Building.

  8. Atom_Perish 13 Oct 2010 at 9:23 AM

    VOLTRON!

  9. Robert Kosara 13 Oct 2010 at 2:58 PM

    I like “VOLTron,” but “Giant Gay Robot” is almost as good, IMHO.

  10. dette... 21 Dec 2010 at 12:01 AM

    Does anyone know what the normal colors mean?? I heard once that when its blue the panthers are playing but I have seen white, pink, green, red, and purple as well all on various nights. One night it was flipping blue to red and back again. I just moved here and can’t find out what the colors mean…