Release: Annual Charlotte Pride Interfaith Service kicks off Pride Week on Sunday

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Charlotte Pride Interfaith Service on Sunday kicks of week of community events preceding Charlotte Pride Festival and Parade

Uptown festival and parade slated for Aug. 18-19 on Tryon St.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — An annual interfaith service celebrating the LGBTQ community will be held on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2018, 4 p.m., at St. John’s Baptist Church, 300 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte, NC 28205, featuring special remarks from diverse faith leaders as well as U.S. Rep. Alma Adams and N.C. Sen. Jeff Jackson.

The Charlotte Pride Interfaith Service, hosted a Baptist congregation for the first time, will include musical performances from a variety of congregational choirs, as wel as a community chorale, accompanied by the St. John’s Letourneau Organ.

More than 50 faith congregations will be represented during the service.

The service kicks off a full week of community events leading into next weekend’s Charlotte Pride Festival and Parade.

Pride Week event highlights include the Interfaith Service, as well as several nightlife, educational and awareness activities ranging from parties to HIV/AIDS testing. A full list of Pride Week events can be found online at

Next weekend’s event will include the two-day festival, Aug. 18-19, in the PNC Bank Festival Zone on S. Tryon St. Entertainment is scheduled for both days on the Wells Fargo Main Stage as well as a new Community Stage, presented by Truliant Federal Credit Union. The Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade will be held on Aug. 19, 1-3 p.m., on N. Tryon St. American Airlines is presenting an expanded, in-door VIP Lounge. For more information, visit

For more details on the Charlotte Pride Festival & Parade, including logistical information for your planning purposes as well as street closure and other information, please visit our online media center at

[Pictured above: People enter Temple Beth El for 2017’s Interfaith Service.]
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