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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 …

Black Gay Pride slated for July

North Carolina News Notes

Charlotte CNCBGP slated for July CHARLOTTE — Charlotte NC Black Gay Pride (CNCBGP) is set to host its fourth annual Pride celebration, “Legends, Statements & Superstars,” from July 17-20. The weekend begins on Thursday with a town hall meeting sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) that will discuss the topic, “Racism in the LGBT …

Carolinas Prides gear up for 2008 festivals

Local events span two-state region

REGIONAL — In recent years, a proliferation of local Pride festivals have popped up across the Carolinas. From Wilmington to Boone, Raleigh/Durham to Columbia, LGBT folks will have plenty of activities to choose from throughout the 2008 Pride season. The first event of the year will be the Triad Pride festival in Greensboro. Spanning five …