1:10 – 1:20: Miss Carolina All-American Goddess

1:20 -1:30: Ms. Charlotte Latin Pride


1:30 - 1:40: Mr. Charlotte Latin Pride

1:40 – 1:50: Ms. Charlotte Pride

1:50 – 2:00: Mr./Ms. Charlotte Black Gay Pride Duet 

2:00 – 2:15: MC & Raffle

2:15 - 2:20: Sarah & Rev Leslie

2:20 – 2:25: Youth Showcase

2:25 – 2:40: Mëlo Jordan

2:40 – 2:55: Mr. Banks

2:55 – 3:10: Honey B. Bailey

3:10 – 3:25: Daitrell

3:25 – 3:35: Board thank you, Sponsor Thank You


 

Just Be... Innovative

celebrating our small businesses and entrepreneurs


  • ​Bedroom Kandi
  • ​Black Star Line Brewing Company
  • ​​​Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage (Vincene Morris)
  • ​Excellence Junkie
  • ​Faith Is A Lifestyle
  • ​Happitees
  • ​Mimi's Creationz
  • Pride Wear Clothing
  • ​Wilkinson ERA/FES




Just Be... Spiritual

celebrating our faith-based community


  • ​Caldwell Presbyterian Church
  • ​Sanctuary Outreach Ministries
  • ​Sacred Souls
  • ​Unity Fellowship


Just Be... Civic

celebrating our social justice organizations and supportive agencies


  • Human Rights Campaign
  • ​LGBT Chamber of Charlotte
  • ​RAIN
  • ​Tau Kappa Phi Inc.
  • ​Stonewall Sports
  • ​Time Out Youth
  • ​Transcend


Just Be... Collective

celebrating our corporate partners, local politicians and allies


  • Campaign to Re-Elect LaWana Mayfield
  • PNC
  • ​Salisbury VA Healthcare System
  • ​Sharon Ford
  • ​Spectrum
  • ​Therapeutic Massage Training Institute
  • Wells Fargo





2017 CBGP Expo Stage Program, hosted by comedian, Julie Osborne.

Just Be... Supportive

celebrating the individuals who donate generously to support our mission and vision


  • ​Dianna Ward & Carol Frazee
  • ​Dr. Benjamin Franklin Simmons III and Anthony Simmons
  • ​Edwin Wilson
  • Gregory Pizarro Jr.
  • Robert Dogens


Just Be... Proud

celebrating our pride partners in Charlotte and throughout surrounding cities


  • Charlotte Latin Pride
  • ​In The Life Atlanta
  • ​Fayetteville Black Gay Pride
  • ​South Carolina Black Gay Pride


12 noon – 12:15 pm: Music

12:15 – 12:20: Welcome, MC

12:20 – 12:30: Mayor Roberts

12:30 – 12:35: Just Be… Spoken Word, Patrice Wilson

12:35 - 12:45: MC

12:45 – 12:55: Ms. Charlotte Black Gay Pride

12:55 – 1:05: Mr. Charlotte Black Gay Pride

1:05 – 1:10: Sponsor Thank You



 

We are excited to welcome the following vendors to our expo this year!


3:35 – 3:45: Prophetic

3:45 – 4:00: Ricoshade

4:00 – 4:20: Dejuan Dre

4:20 – 4:25: MC


4:25 – 4:55: Surprise Guest

4:55 – 5:00: Closing Remarks

Just Be... Sustaining

celebrating our 2017 Platinum, Diamond, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Unity Sponsors


  • Acopia Home Loans
  • Bank Of America
  • Charlotte NC Tours
  • ​Charlotte Pride
  • Chasers
  • ​Equality NC
  • ​Embassy Suites by Hilton
  • ​Freedom Center for Social Justice
  • ​Gilead Sciences
  • ​Nestleswood Realty
  • ​Noda @28th
  • NY Life
  • ​Photography By Dunn
  • ​Powerhouse Project
  • ​St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church
  • ​Visit Gay Charlotte
  • ​Walmart