2021 CHarlotte Pride Pageant

Friday, October 22, 8-10 pM

Livestream links coming soon! 
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The Charlotte Pride Pageant is a gender-inclusive drag pageant for contestants who believe in the power and importance of community service. Our pageant winners are more than titleholders. They live and breathe the Spirit of Pride. They envision a world in which all LGBTQ people are affirmed, respected, and included — free from any discrimination, rejection, or prejudice. They commit their volunteer work, time, and energy to the Charlotte Pride mission to enrich, empower, strengthen, and make more visible the lives and experiences of LGBTQ people in Charlotte and the Carolinas.

This year’s Charlotte Pride Pageant has been reimagined in line with our commitment toward intentional inclusion and visibility. We have combined previously separate and gendered pageant contests, with each titled contest this year open to all performers regardless of gender. Up to three winners will be selected; together, Mx. Charlotte Pride, Ms. Charlotte Pride, and Mr. Charlotte Pride will serve as the Charlotte Pride Court.

Applications are now open for this year’s Charlotte Pride Pageant.


Application deadline is August 18, 2021, 11:59pm.
Click here to download pageant rules and regulations.