Since 2011, Charlotte Pride has worked closely with a wide diversity of communities of faith to present the annual Charlotte Pride Interfaith Service, kicking off each week leading up to the annual parade. In 2018, Charlotte Pride is poised to grow our LGBTQ-affirming interfaith programs, giving a voice to LGBTQ people from all faith backgrounds.
Annual Interfaith Service
The Charlotte Pride Interfaith service brings together dozens of LGBTQ-affirming people of faith and faith leaders for a special service kicking off each year’s Charlotte Pride Week, which culminates in the annual Charlotte Pride Festival & Parade. Past interfaith services have been hosted at Caldwell Memorial Presbyterian Church, First United Methodist Church and Temple Beth El. Stay tuned for information on this year’s Charlotte Pride Interfaith Service, slated for Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018.
Faith on Parade
Dozens of faith congregations and communities march in the Charlotte Pride Parade each year, and many also join as vendors at the Charlotte Pride Festival. Faith community participation in each year’s festival and parade serves as a unique opportunity for LGBTQ community members to interact with welcoming and affirming faith communities — a significant outreach and networking opportunity for a community historically oppressed by harmful faith traditions and teachings.
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.