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


After Dark|Unlimited
Charlotte Gay Men’s Chorus’ annual gala fundraising bash.


Reel Out Charlotte
An annual festival of established and up-and-coming LGBTQ films.

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


The Happening
Annual Charlotte Gay and Lesbian Fund luncheon.

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 motorsports featuring endless entertainment on two stages and countless vendors.

Time Out Youth Gala
An evening of music, food and fun benefiting Time Out Youth Center. (Shifted from June to May)


Taste of Charlotte
This foodie’s heaven event features a sampling of local culinary arts in Uptown Charlotte.


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


Charlotte Pride
Charlotte’s annual Pride festival takes Uptown Charlotte by storm. Latin Pride and Trans Pride (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.

Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade
Community-wide event with bands, organizations, businesses, arts groups, politicians and more that march in Uptown Charlotte.

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

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


Festival in the Park
Annual arts festival overtakes Freedom Park.


UNC Charlotte’s annual LGBTQ speaker series.


World AIDS Day Luncheon
A meal in tribute to the millions of people living with HIV or AIDS.

Gay Bingo Charlotte
A wild, fun, outrageous costumes, song, dance, and totally unconventional fundraiser for RAIN.

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