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If there was ever a time to show up for our sisters and brothers who are LGBTQ, that time is now! With the passage of hateful and discriminatory legislation, the mass murder in Orlando, and the every day bullying of people with different sexual and gender identities, we must gather together in love, welcome, and affirmation of all people. That is what PRIDE is about. That is why this year is the year to pay up and show up for Charlotte PRIDE.
What do we mean by “Pay Up” and “Show Up?”
Pay Up simply means donate to the cause. Give financially to Charlotte PRIDE which seeks to enrich, empower, strengthen and make visible the unique lives and experiences of LGBTQ people in Charlotte, in the Carolinas, and beyond.
Show Up means to be present at the Festival, worship services, fundraiser(s), and/or other events leading up to PRIDE week.
We foster a spirit of community and belonging as we welcome and integrate LGBTQ guests and members into the life of Myers Park Baptist (MPBC). Our group meets periodically, in both small and large group settings, through quarterly coffee hours, annual social and RAIN fundraising events, and the annual Charlotte PRIDE Festival, where MPBC hosts a vendor booth.
Our annual advocacy-educational events offer a chance to learn more about our alliances with advocacy agencies, such as RAIN (Regional Aids Interfaith Network), TOY (Time Out Youth), and AWAB (Association of Welcoming & Affirming Baptists). Our group is primarily made up of gay and lesbian persons; however, it is — like our Church — open to everyone!
To join our email list, contact Ryan LaPrade.