LGBT Candidate Forum
Le Méridien Hotel
555 S. McDowell St., Charlotte
Save the date and stay tuned for more information, including on how to RSVP to reserve your seat at this free event. Charlotte LGBT community organizations come together to present a forum with candidates for Charlotte City Council at-large and mayor. This is an opportunity for LGBT and straight ally voters to hear from candidates on their positions regarding LGBT equality. With recent debates and dialogue on LGBT non-discrimination protections in the City of Charlotte, it’s more important than ever that LGBT voters have an opportunity to hear from those who would like to represent them in local office. The event will feature a moderated forum and a time to mix and mingle with candidates. Co-sponsored by the Charlotte Business Guild, LGBT Democrats of Mecklenburg County, Log Cabin Republicans, MeckPAC and qnotes.
Charlotte Pride Splash Day
14523 Carowinds Blvd., Charlotte
Charlotte Pride extends an invitation to a day of fun in the sun at Carowinds and Boomerang Bay. Use special promo code CHARLOTTEPRIDE to get discount tickets at $36. Ticket includes free parking. Park hours are 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Boomerang Bay hours are 11 a.m.-6 p.m. More information is available online.
5900 N. Tryon St., Charlotte
Stonewall Sports Charlotte hosts a night of free bowling to introduce its newest league sport.
Gala for Equality
McKnight Hall, UNC-Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte
The University of North Carolina-Charlotte’s Guerilla Poets and The Film Society of UNCC present a fundraiser for Time Out Youth. Event will feature poetry performers, bands, a drag show and a six-minute screening of a documentary. Theme for the evening is the Roaring 20s. $12/door. $10/advance. Tickets on sale online soon. More information is available online.
Continues through Aug. 16
Charlotte Pride Week
Various locations, Charlotte
More than a week of LGBT community, nightlife and other events all leading up to the annual Charlotte Pride Festival and Parade. For more information see our Charlotte Pride Preview features at Charlotte Pride 2015 or visit Charlotte Pride’s website.
Caldwell Memorial Presbyterian Church
1609 E. Fifth St., Charlotte
Charlotte Pride hosts its annual Interfaith Service. Where all are welcome: An interfaith experience celebrating the dignity, value and worth of all people. With clergy from a diversity of faith traditions. Refreshments following the service. Free.
UNCG Open House
Elliot University Center, UNC-Greensboro
1400 Spring Garden St., Greensboro
The University of North Carolina-Greensboro’s Queer Student Union hosts an open house and reception for the new academic year. In partnership with and hosted in the Elliot University Center’s Office of Intercultural Engagement.
Charlotte Pride Festival and Parade
Tryon St., Uptown Charlotte
The Charlotte Pride Festival and Parade return to Uptown for two days of community engagement, over 100 vendors, a Sunday parade and two days of entertainment. Headliners this year include Estelle and Billy Gilman, along with a host of other national, regional and local acts. See our Charlotte Pride Preview features in this issue or visit Charlotte Pride’s website for more information.
3910 S. Holden Rd., Greensboro
Stonewall Sports leagues from across the state join together for a takeover at the Wet-’n-Wild water park. Tickets are $36.99 at the park or pay in advance at a discounted rate of $28 online.
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
NoDa Brewing Company
2229 N. Davidson St., Charlotte
Hearts Beat as One Foundation teams up with Safe Alliance and Beards BeCAUSE to present a day of fundraising and awareness. Sign up is available online.
‘What Marriage Means for LGBT Couples’
2010 The Plaza, Charlotte
A free tax and legal presentation for LGBT couples by attorneys Connie Vetter, Janice Coulter and Lynn Bishop and CPA Walter Kerns. No registration needed.
The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer
502 W. Sumter St., Shelby
Shelby’s LGBT and ally community comes together for a second annual Shelby Pride picnic. Stay tuned for more information and learn more at facebook.com/events/1610714215855598/.
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Last updated: July 30, 2015, 7:43 p.m.