2017 CBGP Theme: Just Be...

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!

2017 Charlotte Black Gay Pride Week Official Events:


July 19th – Midweek Theatre Experience: Just Be… Cultured
Location: Little Rock Cultural Center
401 N. Myers Street
Immerse yourself in this theatrical experience! Join us…CENTERSTAGE – A One Act Play Series. Featuring original works by playwrights: Tania Matthews-Cox, L’Monique
& Jermaine Lee.
7pm - 9 pm, reception to follow performance
Sponsored by: The Freedom Center For Social Justice
$10

July 20th – Town Hall Meeting: Just Be... Informed
Location: St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church
1600 Norris Ave
Come discuss "A House Divided…"..Our esteemed panelists will discuss the various “….isms” that affect our community.
i.e. racism, sexism, socialism
6 pm - 7pm Reception, 7 - 9 pm Town Hall
Sponsored by: St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church
Free

July 21st – Meet and Greet: Just Be… Social
Location: Meck Deck of Embassy Suites Charlotte - Uptown
401 E. MLK Blvd.
Gather and socialize with the CBGP board members and other CBGP Pride attendees in a relaxed and intimate atmosphere.
7 pm - 9 pm
Sponsored by: Charlotte Pride
Free

July 21st – Pajama Chill Night: Just Be… Chill
Location: Chill Suite in Embassy Suites Charlotte - Uptown
401 E. MLK Blvd
9:30 pm - until
Not really wanting to go clubbin’? Get into your pajamas and join us in the Chill Suite for snacks, drinks, games and movies!
(Comfortable clothes preferred)
Sponsored by: Visit Gay Charlotte
FREE

July 22nd – Pride Expo: Just Be… Kindred
Location: Ballroom of Embassy Suites Charlotte - Uptown
401 E. MLK Blvd
Noon - 5 pm
Peruse the aisles in the Ballroom to explore the booths of various local businesses and organizations. Enjoy stage performances and give-a-ways throughout the afternoon
Sponsored by: Bank of America & Powerhouse Project
FREE

July 23rd – Jazz Brunch: Just Be… Inspired
Location: Fahrenheit Restaurant
222 S. Caldwell Street
11 am - 3 pm
We’ll deliver classic, contemporary and urban sounds for your listening pleasures while enjoying our palatable buffet menu.
Sponsored by: Friends of CBGP -  Dianna Ward, Carol Frazee, Edwin Wilson, Robert Dogens, Gregory Pizarro,  Dr. Benjamin Franklin Simmons III and Anthony Simmons
$35 - tickets available on Eventbrite​


​July 23rd – Sunday Cool Down: Just Be… Cool
Location: Nickel Bar
2817 Rozzelles Ferry Road
Bring your friends and meet us on the patio to wind down from the weekend. Enjoy BBQ, drink specials and great music.
Sponsored by: Nickel Bar
$10 (includes cost of entry and BBQ plate)