We’re just five days away from the Pride Charlotte Festival! And, we’re continuing our special Q&A series taking just a few moments to introduce you to some of the volunteer committee members who work to plan, coordinate and present the The LGBT Community Center of Charlotte’s Pride Charlotte.
We began with Dave Webb, co-chair of the Pride Charlotte organizing committee, and then featured John Stotler, chair of The LGBT Community Center of Charlotte Board of Directors and Pride Charlotte Development Chair Craig Snider. Today, meet Pride Co-Chair Jonathan Hill.
Current Position: Co-Chair
Years on organizing committee: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007
Past responsibilities: Secretary, events, entertainment, logistics
Hometown: Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
How many years have you lived in Charlotte? Have you lived in other cities?
I’ve lived in Charlotte for 10 years now.
If not from Charlotte or if you returned to Charlotte after an extended absence, why did you return?
I moved to Charlotte to be with family.
What is your favorite type of music? Your favorite singer/band?
I don’t have a favorite type of music but right now I’m jamming out to Girl Talk.
Who is your favorite actor/actress? Your favorite movie?
Matt Damon. Groove.
What is your favorite food? Your favorite restaurant in Charlotte?
Chinese, Soho in Uptown
What is your favorite color?
What is the most cherished piece of your wardrobe?
My iPhone lol
What makes you special?
I’m special because I can walk and chew gum at the same time.
How do you define “Pride”?
It’s hard to explain but for me it’s the feeling you get when you look at everyone at Pride coming together and having a good time.
Why is Pride important for Charlotte?
To show city leaders that, yes, we are a large part of this community.
What motivated you to get involved with Pride Charlotte?
I felt like it was something that I needed to be involved with.
Why do you think it is important to support Pride Charlotte and the LGBT Community Center of Charlotte?
I feel like by supporting Pride and The Center you are supporting the visibility of Charlotte’s LGBT community.
What are your hopes for Pride Charlotte this year?
To have a safe and fun event.
How would you like to see Pride Charlotte grow in one year? Two years? A decade from now?
I would like to see Pride Grow to a multi-day festival next year then add a parade and grow to one of the largest festivals in the nation.