The Charlotte Royals Rugby Football Club, founded by and predominately comprised of queer men and allies, shared that they have always had the intention to stand with and for justice and equality for minority communities. “As a rugby club we are united and steadfast in our call for justice for the oppressed and believe fervently that black and brown lives matter,” they shared. The team issued a statement in response to recent social injustices and racism.
In an effort to expand its involvement in the local LGBTQ community, Charlotte Pride has announced that it is launching a scholarship program to aid LGBTQ youth and allies in their journey to attain higher education. The scholarships will award each selected student up to $2,000 over four years and the number of accepted applicants depends upon the volume and qualifications of applicants.