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Print Edition 2013-08-16 – QNotes

Got Pride? LGBTs in Charlotte’s Russian sister city sure do.

As Charlotte Pride prepares for fun and celebration, LGBT Russians are bleeding for their right to simply be

Odds are you didn’t receive messages of hate and violence when you were planning your outing to this year’s Charlotte Pride,. Yet, in Charlotte’s Russian sister city Voronezh, that’s exactly what LGBT activists face in their daily lives.

Special Coverage: Charlotte Pride returns to Uptown

Queen City ramps up for its annual Pride festival and resurrects the Pride parade. Meanwhile Russian LGBT people are struggling amidst turmoil for their rights

This special issue of qnotes showcases the Charlotte Pride Festival and Parade, as well as the situation our LGBT sisters and brothers are experiencing in Russia in their fight for equality.

Charlotte Pride through the ages

Online-only feature: As Charlotte Pride resurrects its Pride parade, past organizer dishes on Pride history

This year, Charlotte Pride holds its 13th annual event in the Queen City. And, for the first time in nearly 20 years, the city will have a Pride parade. As that parade is reborn and reshaped, we’re taking a look back into local history at the events that eventually gave birth to our growing annual Pride event today.

Pride: On stage

Charlotte Pride brings national, diverse talent to the Queen City

Charlotte Pride is gearing up with a host of national entertainers — Mýa, Judith Hill, Big Freedia, RuPaul’s Drag Race performers and more!

Pride in QC Arts

Charlotte LGBT arts groups team up for a ‘festival within a festival’

LGBT arts groups and individual artists say they’ll team up to present their first-ever “festival within a festival” celebrating LGBT art and culture at this year’s Charlotte Pride.

Andrew Christian slated for Charlotte

Underwear designer and models to participate in Charlotte Pride

Andrew Christian, founder of the eponymous menswear line and a cast member on Bravo’s “The Fashion Show,” is scheduled to visit the Queen City for Charlotte Pride, Aug. 23-25.

New law center serves LGBT community

Center celebrates official opening Aug. 16

A new non-profit law center is opening its doors in the Queen City and its founders are hoping to fulfill unmet needs of low-income LGBT people.

Proud to be…

Editor's Note

In this special issue of qnotes, we’re profiling all the great events happening across the Queen City as Charlotte Pride gears up for another successful year of celebration.