Charlotte Pride Online Events and Programs

March-April 2020

Charlotte Pride is committed to ensuring continued engagement, visibility, and community programing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some ways you can join in and connect with our digital community!


Creating and Building Community through the COVID-19 Crisis

Charlotte Pride’s new Facebook group: LGBTQ Charlotte – Queerantine Edition

Join Charlotte Pride’s new Facebook group for community connection, support, and engagement!

More than 200 people have already joined for fun activities, conversations, reliable news and information, and so much more!

Join online by visiting: facebook.com/groups/lgbtqcharlotte


Community news and commentary

Keeping our community informed, up-to-date, and entertained!

We are rolling out increased news and commentary coverage for our local LGBTQ community in Charlotte and the Carolinas, as part of our new online programming during the COVID-19 crisis. Charlotte Pride is committed to ensuring our community has the most up-to-date and accurate information during this time, so we are sharing and documenting the stories and experiences of our community. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter and bookmark our website’s news section to get the latest updates.


Facebook Live Broadcasts

Save this one-sheeter to have quick and easy access to all our upcoming online programs. Click here to download as a PDF.

We’re rolling out a series of Facebook Live Broadcasts. We can’t host in-person community events, but that’s not going to stop us from delivering some fun, engaging, and quality community programming over the next several weeks! 

March 27, 6pm
Queerantine Live! — A Staff Welcome and Q&A for our New Online Programs
Join Charlotte Pride staffers Jerry Yelton, Nada Merghani, and Matt Comer for a welcome and Q&A for our upcoming online programs and events. We’ll give an overview of what to expect over the next several weeks and you’ll have an opportunity to ask questions!

April 1, 6pm
Queering the 2020 Census: Your LGBTQ Questions Answered
On this Facebook Live broadcast, Charlotte Pride Communications Director Matt Comer invites you to learn more about the 2020 U.S. Census. Come with your questions and concerns as you listen to a brief overview and get answers to questions specifically for LGBTQ people and other marginalized and historically undercounted groups like immigrants and people of color.

April 8, 6pm
Dinner Date With Nada: Discussion of Black Queer Life
Cook a meal with Nada, Charlotte Pride’s Programs Associate, and discuss the experience of black queerness in the South and beyond. You can also take this time to ask any questions you may have related to diversity and inclusion or Trans Pride, Women’s Pride, and/or Latinx Pride.

April 15, 6pm
Exploring Charlotte’s LGBTQ Community & Pride History
On this Facebook Live broadcast, Charlotte Pride Communications Director Matt Comer explores an overview of Charlotte’s LGBTQ community history, including the history of Pride events and movements in the Queen City. Take a trip into the past and explore some of Charlotte’s first and major LGBTQ events and organizations, advocacy efforts, news-media, and more! We’ll also be exploring a bit of broader regional North Carolina history, as well!

April 22, 6pm
Guys, Gals, and Nonbinary Pals: What Is Nonbinary?
Join nonbinary-identified Charlotte Pride staffer, Jerry Yelton, as they walk you through some nonbinary language 101, answer some frequently asked questions, debunk some common myths about nonbinary identities, and take you through some historical context surrounding the prevalence of nonbinary folks throughout history. Nonbinary and trans folks are welcome, and allies are highly encouraged to join for this conversation. Take this as an opportunity to ask questions, learn stories, and understand another component of our LGBTQ community.

April 29, 6pm
‘Bi People Don’t Commit’ and 101 Other Myths About Bisexuality 
Charlotte Pride Programs Associate and local bisexual Nada Merghani breaks down several popular and long-held myths about bisexuality, why they exist, and how individuals outside the bi community can stop perpetuating these beliefs.

Want to join in? Be sure to like our page on Facebook and hop over there a few minutes before each scheduled broadcast!

Please Note: Unfortunately, we do not have the ability to offer live broadcasts with simultaneous captioning or ASL interpretation. We will post a written version of our topic discussion on our website the morning following each broadcast and also enable Facebook’s auto-generated captioning once this live broadcast has concluded.


Community Webinars

Coming in April! FREE and digital continuing education opportunities for Pride organizers and nonprofit leaders, community leaders, and community members! See a webinar that interests you? Be sure to let us know! 

WEBINAR DATES AND TIMES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!
These webinars and several others are presented in partnership with InterPride, the European Pride Organizers Association (EPOA) and the U.S. Association of Prides (USAP).

Crisis Communications with Cathy Renna, LGBTQ media relations and communications expert
The larger our events and movement grows, the more frequently we hear worrisome stories or issues arise. We’re all currently experiencing a worldwide pandemic that is putting our organizations’ crisis communications to use. Learn from an expert in crisis communication with decades of experience on how to best manage crises and guarantee the safety of your team, event attendees, and community members.
Registration coming soon! Click here to let us know you want to attend this webinar or suggest other webinar topics.

Pride IS Political: How Pride and other LGBTQ nonprofits can effectively advocate for the communities
Many nonprofit leaders believe their organizations are prohibited from engaging in advocacy efforts or political activities, but that’s not necessarily true. With panelists from a variety of Pride and nonprofit groups, this workshop will teach Pride and nonprofit leaders what kinds of advocacy and political activity in which they can safely and legally engage. This webinar will cover the basics of what nonprofits can and cannot do, what it means exactly to engage in “nonpartisan” political advocacy, and give concrete examples of the kinds of political work that can be done by 501(c)3, (c)4, and political action groups.
Registration coming soon! Click here to let us know you want to attend this webinar or suggest other webinar topics.

MORE WEBINARS, DETAILS, AND EVENT DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!

Please click here to let us know which webinar(s) you would like to attend so we can let you know when online registration is available.


Digital Trans Day of Visibility

https://charlottepride.org/tdov20

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS! Participate in our DIGITAL Trans Day of Visibility!

In partnership with Transcend Charlotte and Gender Education Network, we’re compiling brief stories and photos from our awesome trans and GNC community to create a digital campaign that shows nothing (not even COVID-19) can stop us from making our beautiful trans and GNC community visible!

Participating is easy! Visit https://charlottepride.org/tdov20 and fill out the online form! Make your submission by Friday, March 27th to ensure inclusion in our digital campaign on March 31st!

Share out to your networks! Share on social media and tag your friends who you think might be interested in participating!

We’ll compile the submissions, create some awesome graphics, and share them in our digital campaign next Tuesday, March 31, for Trans Day of Visibility!