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 in 2001. Discussion will follow the film screening.

Admission is free. Bag dinners will be available to purchase for $5 per person. Also, on-site childcare is offered (free with purchase of dinner, otherwise on a donation basis). To RSVP for dinners and/or childcare, email

Doors open at 6:15 p.m.
Movie starts at 6:30 p.m.
Piedmont UU Church
9704 Mallard Creek Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28262

Thursday July 24
Pre-Pride Potluck Dinner and Game Night at the Center

Everyone is invited to enjoy a meal and have some fun with old and new friends at the Community Center. Bring a dish to share, then stay for games. Feel free to bring along your favorite card or board game. The suggested dress code for the evening? Pride, of course! Come decked out in your most festive Pridewear!

Dinner 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Games 7:30-9 p.m.
The Lesbian & Gay Community Center
820 Hamilton St.
Suite B-11
Charlotte, NC 28206

Friday, July 25
Former Army Sgt. Darren Manzella/”Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

Presented by Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN)

Former Army Sgt. Darren Manzella, the openly gay medic featured last December on CBS News’ “60 Minutes,” will speak at the Lesbian & Gay Community Center about his experience serving under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” his recent discharge from the Army and his work with Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN). Sgt. Manzella will be joined by Former Air Force Sgt. David Hall, a litigant in the court case Cook v. Gates, which is challenging the constitutionality of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. For more information, call 704-258-7903.

Refreshments and Snacks, 7 p.m. Program 7:30 p.m.
The Lesbian & Gay Community Center
820 Hamilton St. Suite B-11
Charlotte, NC 28206

Friday, July 25
Miss Pride Charlotte Pageant &
‘An Intimate Night with Peter Paige’

Presented by Sabrina Love’s Queer View & Velocity

Join the one and only Sabrina Love at Velocity for the premiere of the new “Queer View” season. Love will interview special guest Peter Paige. Paige played Emmett Honeycutt on the hit Showtime series “Queer as Folk.” Paige’s other acting credits include appearances on “Will & Grace,” “Girlfriends,” “Caroline in the City,” “American Dad,” “Related,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Without a Trace.” Moderate cover charges apply. Paige will make a special appearance with Love the following day at Pride Charlotte.

Doors open at 10 p.m.
Pageant starts at 11 p.m.; Peter Paige follows
935 S Summit Ave
Charlotte, NC 28208

Sunday, July 27th
Pride Recovery Brunch

Bring all your friends and family for a special Pride Recovery Brunch hosted by Hartigan’s. Brunch specials, limited grill items and a bloody mary bar will be featured.

Noon-4 p.m.
601 S. Cedar St,
Suite 217
Charlotte, NC