WHO WE ARE
Charlotte Pride is the leader in LGBTQ visibility in Charlotte and the Carolinas. We present and collaborate on programs, projects, and activities, including the annual Charlotte Pride Festival and Parade, Charlotte Trans Pride, Charlotte Latin Pride, and Reel Out Charlotte, among others. Since its founding in 2000, Charlotte Pride has expanded its year-round programming and partnerships to better connect community members with its mission, vision, and values. It is now one of the largest LGBTQ Pride organizations in the American Southeast.
Our year-round programs, projects and activities help us fulfill our mission to enrich, empower, strengthen and make visible the unique lives and experiences of LGBTQ people in Charlotte and the Carolinas. Educational, outreach and collaborative programs and projects include Charlotte Trans Pride, Charlotte Latin Pride, Youth Pride, local LGBTQ arts and cultural events, interfaith events, and Reel Out Charlotte, the Queen City’s annual LGBTQ film festival, among others.
Charlotte Pride is committed to strengthening and empowering our local community. We give back in various ways. During each year’s annual Charlotte Pride Festival & Parade, we provide at least $30,000 in discounted or subsidized services (festival and parade entries, donations and more). Additionally, we support a variety of collaborative projects. In 2015, for example, we gave more than $17,500 to collaborative programs and projects, including support for Reel Out Charlotte, Time Out Youth Center, Charlotte Latin Pride, Charlotte Trans Pride, Souls of Our Students-A Transgender Focus, Prism, the Humane Society, and others. Recent projects or programs include the new Charlotte Pride Scholarship and expanded support for programs like Charlotte Latin Pride.
Charlotte Pride always has opportunities for volunteer or other involvement throughout the year. You can join one of our volunteer teams in helping to plan events, activities and programs, including opportunities to use your skills and talent in a variety of ways. Our volunteer teams include those working on each year’s annual festival and parade, community events, fundraising, media and marketing and more. Interested in getting involved? Be sure to check out our programs page for more information on individual programs.
Mission, Vision & Values
Charlotte Pride creates programs and activities to enrich, empower, strengthen, and make visible the unique lives and experiences of LGBTQ people in Charlotte and the Carolinas.
Charlotte Pride envisions a world in which LGBTQ people are affirmed, respected, and included in the full social and civic life of their local communities, free from fear of any discrimination, rejection, and prejudice.
Dynamic: Charlotte Pride knows that the needs of our LGBTQ community are not stagnant; we work to ensure our programs, projects and activities reflect the ever-changing face of our community.
Collaborative: Charlotte Pride recognizes that change takes partnership — among and between both LGBTQ and non-LGBTQ people and organizations. The greatest progress for the entire LGBTQ community necessitates a social justice-minded focus on issues which affect the lives of those individuals who live at or beyond the margins.
Inclusive: Charlotte Pride values the contributions of all people and mindfully works to include a wide range of life experiences, perspectives and beliefs in all of our programs and activities.
Intentional: Charlotte Pride takes a deliberative and purposeful approach to our programs and activities, seeking to provide a thoughtful, open, and affirming space for community members to engage with our organization and its mission.
PO Box 32362
Charlotte, NC 28232
Need to contact a specific person?
See our leadership page for board, staff and volunteer contacts.