The LGBTQ community is comprised of a diverse array of incredibly talented and creative people. Charlotte Pride works throughout the year to highlight the unique arts and culture of our shared LGBTQ lives and experiences.
Charlotte Pride has partnered with local gay artist Edwin Gil, with support from the Arts & Science Council and NC Arts, to produce several collaborative and participatory community arts projects. A large-scale mural consisting of thousands of glass tiles collected during a Pride festival with community finger prints is installed at the Charlotte Pride office. A second project, six panels depicting the Charlotte skyline, was jointly painted by community members at a Pride festival.
Each year, LGBTQ community arts organizations join forces to create an artistic “festival within a festival” during the Charlotte Pride Festival and Parade. “Flourish: A Celebration of LGBTQ Arts + Culture” includes participation from local choral groups, musical groups, photographers and other artists. Stay tuned for more information on this year’s Flourish line of events during the 2018 Charlotte Pride Festival and Parade.
Reel Out Charlotte
Reel Out Charlotte is the Queen City’s annual LGBTQ film festival. Formerly known as the Gay Charlotte Film Festival, Reel Out Charlotte will celebrate its 10th annual event in 2018. Special celebrations and community events are planned, slated for May 16-20, 2018.Learn More
Drag Performance Art
Drag performance art holds a special place in the larger LGBTQ culture and history. Charlotte Pride hosts annual Miss and Mr. Charlotte Pride pageants, as well as several drag performance events with Charlotte Latin Pride.Learn More
Our Community Commitment
Charlotte Pride’s commitment to the community extends through the life of all of our programs. Through our programs and committees, Charlotte Pride commits to treating all people with respect and dignity, creating continuous learning and involvement opportunities , creating awareness on intersectional issues which impact the lives of our diverse community and offering opportunities for the year-round engagement, recognition and empowerment of our volunteers.