Charlotte Black Gay Pride returns in July

Events to be held July 17-20

charlotteblackgayprideThe Queen City’s annual celebration of the LGBT African-American community returns in July with the group’s traditional community expo and town hall, as well as other exciting events. Check out a list of events below and mark your calendars.

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July 17
Town Hall
LGBT Community Center of Charlotte, 2508 N. Davidson St., Charlotte
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the town hall running from 7-9 p.m. Black Pride’s annual town hall offers the community an opportunity to discuss important and critical issues facing the community today. This year’s town hall discussion is “The -isms,” addressing racism, sexism, classism, heterosexism, genderism and more. A mix and mingle will follow from 9-10 p.m. Open bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres.

July 18
Meet and Greet
Charlotte Crowne Plaza, 5700 Westpark Dr., Charlotte, 7 p.m.
Sponsored by the Center for Black Equity, come get to know Charlotte Black Gay Pride organizers and other community leaders and members.

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July 19
Pride Expo
Charlotte Crowne Plaza, 5700 Westpark Dr., Charlotte, Noon-6 p.m.
Charlotte Black Gay Pride’s annual community expo, with vendors, entertainment including the annual drag show, workshops, door prizes and a kids zone.

July 20
Mardi Gras Jazz Brunch
Celebs Restaurant, 445 W. Trade St., Charlotte, 1-4 p.m.
A Mardi Gras-inspired jazz brunch to close out the weekend of activities and fun.

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Posted by Matt Comer

Matt Comer previously served as editor from October 2007 through August 2015 and as a staff writer afterward in 2016.