Video: Queerantine Live! Introducing Charlotte Pride’s online programming

On Friday, March 27, Charlotte Pride staffers Jerry Yelton (he/they), Nada Merghani (she/they), and Matt Comer (he/him), held the organization’s first Facebook Live Broadcast to introduce the organization’s new suite of online events and programs. Like many other community nonprofits, we have worked quickly to identify ways we can shift our programs and events online.

Our first effort was the creation of our new Facebook Group for community conversation, engagement, and education. It’s also a lot of fun! Check it out!

Additionally, if you haven’t already heard, we are planning a digital Trans Day of Visibility! Click here to learn more and participate.

Among our various other new projects:

Facebook Live Broadcasts

This new effort will unfold every Wednesday evening through the entire month of April, covering a variety of topics that can help enlighten, educate, and entertain the community. Topics include a 2020 Census Q&A, local LGBTQ history, a discussion of Black Queer life and what it means to be nonbinary, as well as bisexuality myth busting.

Community Webinars

We’re partnering with InterPride and USAP to host a series of webinars throughout the month of April. Two, in particular — one on crisis communications and the other on how Pride organizations can better advocate for their communities during this crisis — are modified online versions of workshops originally planned for Charlotte Pride’s NERP-POSE Conference, which we had to cancel due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Online Content

As our days in social isolation roll by, we want you to be informed and up-to-date with the latest news and accurate information about the COVID-19 crisis. We also want you to have fun and be entertained. Keep a look out on social media and our blog for exciting new content near-daily!

You can see more complete details about our online programming at charlottepride.org/virtual/.