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Brand new ‘Charlotte Pride TV’ monthly webshow premieres on Wednesday, Oct. 14

Charlotte Pride TV will highlight the people, places, and things that make LGBTQ Charlotte special

Charlotte Pride is launching a brand new monthly webshow designed to highlight all the people, places, and things that make LGBTQ Charlotte so special!

Set to premiere on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 6 p.m., the brand new Charlotte Pride TV will include up to 90 minutes of programming each month and will air every second Wednesday on Charlotte Pride’s Facebook page and its YouTube Channel.

Charlotte Pride TV comes out of the organization’s various virtual programs during the continued COVID-19 pandemic, with lessons learned from weekly livestreams and other projects earlier this year. As we move into the fall, the pandemic continues to prevent our community from gathering together in person. Like other LGBTQ organizations, Charlotte Pride is taking a cautious approach and has decided to forego any in-person events through at least the end of 2020, out of an abundance of caution for the community’s health and wellbeing. In place of in-person events, Charlotte Pride has pivoted to online and digital story-sharing and story-telling — continuing in new and innovative ways to fulfill our mission to enrich, empower, strengthen, and make visible the unique lives and experiences of LGBTQ people in Charlotte and the Carolinas.

Among the content planned for each monthly episode are interviews with LGBTQ leaders and community members, profiles of and contributions by local artists and entertainers, spotlights on local queer organizations and initiatives, recent LGBTQ news, and more.

In the very first episode on Wednesday, Oct. 14, viewers and community members can expect a special interview with Angel Truesdale, of the Charlotte Film Society. We’ll talk to Angel about her organization’s efforts to open an independent, nonprofit arthouse cinema. Viewers will also see a short interview with representatives of Equality North Carolina on the importance of voting, a rundown of recent LGBTQ news hosted by James Rice III, and a spotlight on a special Charlotte Pride volunteer.

Also included in each month’s episodes will be fun, entertaining or enlightening segments like:

  • Queer Slang You Should Know: Guest hosted by local drag performers, this fun segment will introduce viewers to queer slang or important terms — either from our community’s past or those just now emerging in community parlance.
  • Media That Made Me: A short segment wherein local community members can share important pieces of media — like movies, TV shows, books, music or more — that held a special or defining place in informing their LGBTQ identity.
  • QC Queer History: Exploring different parts of our community’s past all across the city, this segment will take our video crew out on the road to bring you images of important places in our local LGBTQ community history, along with an explainer of their significance.

In addition to the single 90-minute episode each month, individual segments from each webshow will be posted on Charlotte Pride’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram in the weeks following each episode’s premiere. So, even if community members can’t catch the entirety of a single show in one sitting, they will still have the opportunity to see the segments which most interest them!

Want to get involved?

Charlotte Pride TV: Like many other digital and virtual projects undertaken by our community this year, Charlotte Pride TV is a fun, exciting, and innovative work in progress. We want to hear the community’s feedback, suggestions, and ideas. Really like a special component of the show and want us to expand it? Really dislike another segment and want us to nix it? Have a bright an original idea all your own? We encourage feedback, either in the comments threads of each show, or directly via email to media@charlottepride.org.

Charlotte Pride Blog: You can also get involved by helping to share and craft your own stories and contributing them to the Charlotte Pride Blog. Click here to learn more about contributing a written essay, commentary, short story, poetry or more.

News tips, upcoming events, and suggestions: You can submit news tips, suggestions for content you’d like to see, or upcoming events to be featured either on the Charlotte Pride Blog or on Charlotte Pride TV by submitting this simple form.