Press Releases & Media Statements

Annual event in Uptown Charlotte hopes to build on last year’s 100,000 visitors, features expanded festival attractions including Kids Zone, karaoke lounge and more CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Grammy Award-winning British songstress Estelle and double-platinum, award-winning artist Billy Gilman will headline the Wells Fargo Stage at this year’s Charlotte Pride Festival & Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade, slated for Aug. 15-16,

Nominations now open for the Champions of Pride Awards to honor LGBTQ & ally community members Awards recognize outstanding LGBTQ leadership, community allies, young catalysts Click here to nominate an award recipient today. Charlotte Pride, a local non-profit organization which produces educational and social programming to celebrate and empower the Queen City’s LGBTQ community, has opened nominations for its annual Champions of Pride

The GayCharlotte Film Festival will return to the Queen City, April 23-26, for its seventh annual event featuring LGBTQ films including heart-warming comedies, gut-wrenching dramas and compelling documentaries. This year, the festival is partnering with a new fiscal sponsor, Charlotte Pride, which will assist the festival with marketing and promotions.

Click here to learn more, donate to help finish the move-in, see our remaining office wish list items and see before and after photos. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 2, 2015 Contact: media@charlottepride.org, 704-625-6449 Charlotte Pride opens new offices for expanded programs and projects in 2015 Local LGBTQ non-profit will offer work space for volunteers, new collaborative partners CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte Pride, a local non-profit organization

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 18, 2014 Media Contact: Craig Hopkins, craig@charlottepride.org Charlotte Pride to host Prides of the Southeast (POSE) conference in April 2015 Educational conference will draw LGBTQ Pride organizers from 12 states CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte Pride will host the Prides of the Southeast (POSE) conference, a regional gathering of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) Pride organizers from 12 southeastern states,

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 18, 2014 Contact: media@charlottepride.org For first time, Charlotte Pride breaks 100,000+ in two-day festival and parade attendance Annual event attracts locals, visitors from across region and nation CHARLOTTE, N.C. — For the first time in its 14-year history, organizers of the Charlotte Pride Festival & Parade have estimated attendance breaking 100,000 people over the course of the weekend. The initial

Learn more about Charlotte Pride 2014… Stage Entertainment | Parade | Festival | VIP Experience | Parking & Transportation CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte Pride, which will present the annual Charlotte Pride Festival & Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade this weekend, Aug. 16-17, is proud to announce Charlotte City Councilmembers Patsy Kinsey (District 1) and LaWana Mayfield (District 3) have been named Grand Marshals of the 2014 Bank

Community organizations, businesses and individuals are invited to apply now to participate in annual parade in August CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte Pride announced on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, that it has opened applications for its 2014 Charlotte Pride Parade, to be held in Uptown Charlotte on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, 1-3 p.m. Applications to enter the 2014 parade are now open. Applications