In a society where you’re constantly bombarded with images of how to dress, how to look, how to think and how to react to news and events that impact your world, we invite you to take a moment to stop and “Just Be”. You fill in the blank of what comes after that…
Just Be… Intentional
Just Be… Brave
Just Be… Powerful
Just Be… YOU!
We have five days full of activities for attendees this year. Please see the flyers below and the Pride Week tab for details and event content.
Charlotte Black Gay Pride
has been a visible part of
the community since it
started in 2005. After a
successful Pride Week 12 years ago,
we promised more programming and events in the years to come!.
Join Charlotte Black Gay Pride through the 2016-2017 Pride year for more community events and programs as we celebrate for 365 days, all leading up to CBGP Week.
Visit our CBGP 365 page listed under the Pride Week tab for details on our year full of activities.
To find out how to join this exclusive circle of CBGP supporters and friends, please take a look at our "Donor" page.
Although our board is currently full, we are looking for a few amazing new members to add to our dynamic team. Applications are due by August 15, 2017.
THANK YOU to our CBGP
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Provide educational outreach toward the LGBTQIA Community of color
Advocate and facilitate the exchange of ideas and resources between the various non-profit LGBTQIA or related orgs. of color
Promote a positive image of the LGBTQIA community of color and black pride
Promote inclusive and diverse representation within the community
Recognize and celebrate the substantial achievements within our community
The Board of Directors of Charlotte Black Gay Pride are excited to work with our community organizations and businesses. If you are interested in partnering on a future event or connecting for Pride week, please contact our Development Director. Jermaine N. Lee can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On behalf of the citizens of Charlotte, I am pleased to welcome you to Charlotte Black Gay Pride Week on July 19 - 23, 2017. We are honored that you have chosen Charlotte for this event and we trust you will find Charlotte a friendly, inclusive and welcoming city.
Charlotte recognizes the value of being committed to equality and inclusion. We want every visitor, resident and worker to feel that their voice is heard and they can participate fully in our community without fear of discrimination.
I have always been a leader in support of rights for our LGBT community. As County Commission Chair, I supported nondiscrimination in Mecklenburg County and helped pass domestic partner benefits in 2009. I have also been publicly supportive of the proposed Charlotte ordinance extending non-discrimination protections to LGBT people in public contracting, services, and accommodations, including non discrimination based on gender identity and gender expression.
I am pleased to share our dynamic and innovative city with such a diverse group. Though we are a city of nearly one million people, we still have the heart of a small town. We will always be a community where community service is more than an ideal, it is a way of life. The strength of our community lies in our willingness and ability to work together: the faith community, our non-profit groups, our businesses and the thousands of neighborhood leaders who every day volunteer their time and effort to improve our city, often without recognition.
I hope you will find time during your visit to enjoy some of the many amenities our city has to offer including The Bechtler Museum of Modem Art, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts & Culture and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. In addition, our vibrant Center City includes a mix of dining, entertainment, and cultural amenities that are distinctly Charlotte.
Again, we are pleased to have you join us in Charlotte and we welcome the opportunity to share our southern hospitality with you. Please do not hesitate to contact my office if I can be of service to you in the future.
With Warm Regards,
Mayor Jennifer W. Roberts
Mayor Jennifer W. Roberts
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