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Human Rights Campaign Carolina Gala
Annual HRC black-tie fundraiser.


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Reel Out Charlotte
An annual festival of established and up-and-coming LGBTQ films. (Recheduled for 2020 to Oct. 21-Nov. 1 due to COVID-19.)

House of Mercy AIDS Walk
Hosted annually in downtown Belmont, this fundraiser provides support for House of Mercy’s clients.

Big Gay Sing
Annual Broadway performance event.


The Happening
Annual Charlotte Gay and Lesbian Fund luncheon.

Queen City Drag Race
Local drag stars perform at this annual team relay drag race.

This annual HIV/AIDS awareness and fundraising event is the largest of its kind in the Carolinas.

Speed Street
Uptown Charlotte is transformed by this celebration of motor sports featuring endless entertainment on two stages and countless vendors.


Taste of Charlotte
This foodie’s heaven event features a sampling of local culinary arts in Uptown Charlotte. (Reschedule this year to Sept. 18-20 due to COVID-19.)

Time Out Youth Gala
An evening of music, food and fun benefiting Time Out Youth Center.


Charlotte Black Pride
Annual event celebrating the diversity of the LGBT community. Pride festivities, expos, town halls and events.

One of Charlotte Pride’s largest events outside of each year’s festival and parade. Putting the “fun” in fundraiser, with proceeds benefiting the Charlotte Pride Scholarship.


Charlotte Pride
Charlotte’s annual Pride festival takes Uptown Charlotte by storm. Latin Pride, Trans Pride, Women’s Pride and Reel Out (programs of Charlotte Pride) are also part of the annual event and have their own separate programming in addition to participating during the festival’s celebration. (Reschedule this year to Aug. 1 via livestream due to COVID-19. See page 11 for more details.)

Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade
Bands, organizations, businesses, arts groups, politicians and more that march in Uptown Charlotte. (Reschedule this year to Aug. 2 via livestream due to COVID-19. See page 11 for more details.)

Flourish Queer Arts Consortium
A “Festival within a festival,” Flourish showcases Charlotte’s rich LGBTQ arts and cultural community during Charlotte Pride.

LGBT-Friendly College Fair
Campus Pride hosts its regional LGBTQ-Friendly National College Fair in Charlotte. Held during Charlotte Pride.


Festival in the Park
Charlotte’s annual arts festival overtakes Freedom Park.


UNC Charlotte’s annual LGBTQ speaker series.


Gay Bingo Charlotte
An annual fundraiser that helps support the work of RAIN.


World AIDS Day Luncheon
This annual event draws people together in solidarity to pay tribute to the millions of people living with HIV/AIDS, raise awareness of the global impact of HIV/AIDS, and celebrate victories that are allowing more people to live longer and healthier lives.