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Riley and Roxy: Revvin’ it up

Pride Charlotte 2008 is pleased to present this year’s emcees! Riley, a.k.a The Westcoast Kid, moved to North Carolina in 2005 bringing with her the love of community and the mastery of gender variance. Riley volunteers on the Pride Charlotte Task Force and sits on the board of directors at the Metropolitan Community Church of …

Stage Schedules

Bank of America Main Stage 11:00 Pride Kickoff 11:20 Gay Mens Chorus of Charlotte 11:50 Spoken work artists 12:30 Rodie Ray 01:15 Drag Kings 01:50 Queen City Outlaws 02:20 Ira Levi 03:00 Melissa Reaves 03:45 Sugarbeach 04:15 Josh Zuckerman 05:00 Drag Queen Show Q-Notes Community Stage 12:30 One Voice Chorus 01:20 Transgender Adventures in History …

Street Preachers 101

Pride Charlotte offers some tips on dealing with the protesters

As anyone who has ever attended Pride festivals knows, such events tend to attract protesters in the form of “street preachers” who harangue folks as they come and go about their “sinful” ways. Who are these people who seem to have nothing better to do than annoy those trying to have a good time? Isn’t …

Staying overnight for Pride? The Blake is at your service.

Head to the official host hotel of Pride Charlotte

Located in downtown Charlotte’s business district, the Blake Hotel offers 308 oversized guestrooms with individual climate control, WIFI, On Demand movies (diplayed on a state-of-the-art 36-inch flat-screen TV) and IPOD docking stations. They also offer a complimentary continental breakfast. As the official accommodation of Pride Charlotte 2008, the Blake Hotel is offering a special room …

Pride Week events

Wednesday, July 23 Documentary Film Viewing: ‘Southern Comfort’ “Southern Comfort” is the moving, true story of Robert Eads, a transgender man living in rural Georgia dealing with health care discrimination, but also finding love and support from his close-knit group of friends. This unforgettable film won a Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival …

Into the pages of history

Carolinians leaving their mark on the region and nation

One of the most difficult challenges facing the LGBT community is the disconnect that arises from our inability to pass down our history and honor from those who’ve come before us. Because our history is ignored by society, many of our legendary leaders get lost in the mix. Q-Notes is taking the time this Pride …

Black Pride parties to a different beat

Cultural exclusion fuels growth of the movement

What started out in 1990 in Washington, D.C., as the only Black Gay Pride event in the country has grown to more than 35 gatherings nationwide. Starting in April and going through October of each year, LGBTQ people of African descent rev up for a weekend of social and cultural events. Just last year, more …

Pride: Not just for state capitals anymore

Festivals popping up in locales across the Carolinas

In 1981, gay and transgender North Carolinians celebrated their “day out” at the first statewide NC Pride festival in Durham. The same year, Charlotte had its first local Pride gathering, on the campus of the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. The Queen City event would return two years later, while the statewide Pride would be held …

RuPaul to headline SC Pride

SC Pride has announced nationally-recognized drag entertainer RuPaul will be their headline entertainer for their Sept. 20, 2008 SC Pride festival in Columbia. RuPaul, a diva of the stage and screen, has a career spanning 30 years, from her hit TV show on VH1 “The RuPaul Show” to her upcoming LOGO TV series “RuPaul’s Drag …

Center announces local Pride

South Carolina News Notes

MYRTLE BEACH — After 10 years in absence, a local Pride festival is returning to the Grand Strand. The Center Project, which opened at 307 Highway 15 in June 2006, has announced it will hold a local Pride festival. The all-day, outdoor event will take place 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat., July 12 at the Historic …