Don’t miss it: Charlotte Pride Guide, Pride Week, Champions nominations

LGBTQ Pride Month is upon us and Pride activities are shifting into high gear all across the country. While some cities — big and small — will celebrate Pride festivals and parades in June, the Queen City’s annual festival and parade will be held in August. The big event is slated for August 18 and August 19 in Uptown Charlotte.

There are several upcoming and important opportunities to get involved in this year’s Charlotte Pride Festival and Parade activities, including some important deadlines.

Be sure not to miss…

Charlotte Pride Guide advertising: June 8/June 22

The deadline for early bird ad rates in the annual Charlotte Pride Guide have been extended to June 8. The regular deadline is June 22. Don’t miss your opportunity for discounted early bird rates and your chance to get your non-profit or business in the the Carolinas’ largest LGBTQ publication published each year! Click here for more information…

Champions of Pride nominations: June 22

Each year, Charlotte Pride honors several local and regional community members working to make a positive difference in the lives of our LGBTQ community. Our Champions represent the very best Spirit of Pride through their advocacy or community service. Nominations for 2018 Champions of Pride are open now through June 22. Click here to learn more and make a nomination today…

Charlotte Pride Week events: June 22

Charlotte Pride Week begins one week before our premier festival and parade, with a plethora of community events including educational activities, social events, nightlife and more. Community organizations and businesses are invited to submit their events for inclusion in our calendar of events, with selected events being included in the Pride Week calendar in the printed Charlotte Pride Guide. The deadline for submission for possible inclusion in the printed Pride Guide is June 22. Click here for more information and a Pride Week submission form…

Parade and Festival applications: July 1

Applications to participate in this year’s festival and parade remain open, and we’re beginning now to process your submissions. You can get more information on parade participation here and more information on becoming a festival vendor here.