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Let the Charlotte Pride weekend begin!! In our annual In Focus Charlotte issue, we’ve got all the info you need:

  • Special feature on Pride headliner Big Freedia
  • Things to do if you are visiting the Queen City
  • Chat with Charlotte Pride’s Meredith Thompson
  • List of local resources and more!

Plus, special Charlotte Pride coverage below to have you ready for Pride Weekend!

Big Freedia
Big Freedia is set to take the stage at Charlotte Pride at 8 p.m. on August 19.

Introducing CLT Pride’s headliner: Big Freedia

By Taylor Heeden

A part of Charlotte Pride’s iconic celebration is the festival’s performers, including its star-studded headliners. This year, Charlotte Pride will be welcoming Grammy award winning artist Big Freedia to the stage. She will take the stage at 8 p.m. on August 19, bringing her own style of bounce music to the Queen City […]

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Building Floats and a proud presence in Charlotte’s Pride Parade

The Pride Parade is one of the most anticipated events of Charlotte’s annual LGBTQ+ Pride Festivals. One of the most colorful and recognizable aspects of the parade are the various floats designed and sponsored by local businesses, organizations and more. But what does it take to plan, design and construct? […]

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Charlotte Pride’s back for 2023 

Charlotte Pride is an opportunity to con­nect with LGBTQ+ resources, entertain­ment, and community. It takes place across two days, Saturday, Aug. 19, 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 20, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., on South Tryon Street in Uptown […]

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Our People: Meredith Thompson

Sharing her thoughts on Doggie Cakes, Pride and Finding Community

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Sights to see and fun to be had while visiting Charlotte for Pride

There’s more of Charlotte to see outside of the center City district

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