CHARLOTTE — Campus Pride is hosting two events targeted at raising awareness for youth issues, as well as fundraising for its initiatives.

On March 6 at 6:30 p.m., it will host a VIP pep rally with NCAA wrestler Hudson Taylor at a private home. Taylor is founder and executive director of Athlete Ally, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the LGBT sports community. This Olympic hopeful coaches at Columbia University. A $50 minimum donation is requested. Email before March 1 to secure a spot.

On April 7 at 5 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Auditorium at Knight Theatre, 430 S. Tryon St., Campus Pride joins forces with Time Out Youth to bring the Third Annual Believe in Youth Awareness event to the Queen City. Zach Wahls, national LGBT youth advocate, 2011 Top Political Video YouTube sensation and author of “My Two Moms,” will be the guest speaker.

Admission is free, however contributions to Campus Pride and Time Out Youth are encouraged.

For more information, call 704-277-6710 or visit

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