In-person Charlotte Pride returns after pandemic hiatus
Charlotte Pride returns this week in-person after a two-year pandemic hiatus.
The Charlotte community has been holding Pride events for decades, with the current iteration of the Pride parade coming to the fore in 2001.
While this year's celebration marks a return to normal of sorts, the climate in the country is tense. Hate crimes against LGBTQ+ people are still widespread, there are questions about what the recent abortion decision means for LGBTQ+ civil rights, and monkeypox is spreading, especially among men who have sex with men.
Coming up on Charlotte Talks, we hear from members of Charlotte’s LGBTQ+ pride community about what they hope to gain from the festivities this year and what they want for the future.
Matt Comer, director of operations and communications for Charlotte Pride
Clark Simon, Charlotte Pride board president
Riley Murray, Charlotte Pride board vice president