Preview: Charlotte and Triangle Black Prides

Pride festivities in mid-July and at the end of month for Charlotte and the Triangle

Charlotte Black Gay Pride: July 14-17

Celebrating their 2011 theme, “Together we can,” Charlotte Black Gay Pride begins in earnest on July 14 and runs through July 17, complete with events as diverse as a community forum, a movie screening, the annual Pride expo, nightlife and more.

Check out a quick summary of events below and be sure to log on to charlotteblackgaypride.com for more information on event locations, times and more.

July 14 • Community Forum
Event topic and location are yet to be determined.

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July 15 • Official Meet and Greet
Join Charlotte Black Gay Pride for an official meet and greet mixer at the Hilton Lake Networking Event.

July 16 • Expo
Charlotte Black Gay Pride hosts their annual expo, featuring workshops, vendors, live entertainment, food and a small film festival presented by LezView. The expo will be held at the Oasis of Charlotte, 604 Doug Mayes Pl.

July 17 • Worship
Unity Fellowship Church of Charlotte hosts a special Pride worship service in conjunction with Charlotte Black Gay Pride.

Triangle Black Pride: July 28-Aug. 1

For the second year in a row, Shades of Pride presents its Triangle Black Pride. Events include a kick-off party, a welcome reception and pajama jam, workshops and seminars, health screenings, a film festival and more.

Check out our preview of Triangle Black Pride events below and visit triangleblackpride.org for more details.

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July 28 • Kick-off Party
Join Triangle Black Pride at 313 Hargett for a special beginning to this year’s events.

July 29 • Welcome and Jam
A welcome reception and a Pride Pajama Jam liven up this year’s Triangle Black Pride host hotel, the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree.

July 30 • Expo
The Triangle Black Pride community expo at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree includes workshops, health screenings, a special film festival and LGBTQ writers’ workshop. In the evening, join Pride-goers for a special club Night Out at various venues throughout the Triangle.

Aug. 1 • Jazz and Poetry
Triangle Black Pride says a fond farewell to this year’s festivities with a special Inspirational Jazz Brunch in the early afternoon followed by a Triangle Black Pride Poetry Slam later in the evening.

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