Champions of Pride Awards

Honoring our community heroes

The Charlotte Pride Board of Directors is pleased to open nominations for our annual Charlotte Pride Champions of Pride Awards — to be presented this year during the Charlotte Pride Season!

The Champions of Pride Awards seek to recognize those whose work and dedication exemplify the spirit of Pride. Our Champions endeavor to empower and unite LGBTQ and allied people through their leadership, service and support. Champions understand the importance of celebrating our past, present and future while advancing LGBTQ rights and visibility.

2021 NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2021, 11:59PM

CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT THE NOMINATION FORM

This year, we are accepting nominations in three award categories:

Harvey Milk Award – Given annually to honor exceptional leadership, service to the community and those who champion LGBTQ causes that impact the Charlotte community and beyond.

Outstanding Ally Award – Given annually to honor those who do not identify as LGBTQ, but who have stalwartly supported the LGBTQ community with a demonstrated, ongoing passion and commitment to better LGBTQ lives.

Young Catalyst Award – Given annually to recognize a young adult leader under the age of 30 who is an “up-and-coming” leader within the community and/or whose contributions to the community have carried significant impact over the last year.

Legacy Award – A special award given from time to time at the discretion of the Charlotte Pride Board of Directors. The Legacy Award honors those who have demonstrated a lifelong commitment to community and service, leaving a legacy and impact over many years or decades.

Charlotte Pride’s Annual Celebration of LGBTQ Arts, Culture, History, and Community Returns In-Person in 2021!

We’re still here! We’re still queer! And we’re excited to bring Charlotte Pride’s annual events back in-person for 2021!

Our Charlotte Pride team has spent the beginning of 2021 working carefully to take our standard week of events and transform it into Pride Season 2021! We’re stoked to expand our usual week-long celebrations into a full Pride Season running from August through November.

Charlotte Pride is the Queen City’s way to celebrate, commemorate, empower, and uplift our community – and this year we are bringing you even more unique opportunities, activities, and programs than ever before!