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Chair - Shann Fulton Treasurer - Chelby Nettles Secretary - Candy Chaney Director of Development - Jermaine Nakia Lee Director of Communications - Frank D. Dorsey, II Volunteer Coordinator - Tan Cox Asst. Volunteer Coordinator - Nellz Gray Director of Operations - Quan Rutledge -Wade General Board Members: Gelisa Stitt, Steven Dobson, Marquise Jones, Linda Dixon, Shenique Betha, Tyrone Robertson II

Greetings, We are pleased to welcome you to Charlotte Black Gay Pride Week. Charlotte recognizes the value of being committed to equality and inclusion. Therefore, we want every visitor, resident and worker to feel that their voice is heard, and they can participate fully in our community without fear of discrimination. We are excited to share our dynamic and innovative city with such a diverse group. Though we are a city of nearly one million people, we still have the heart of a small town. We will always nurture a culture where community service is more than an ideal, it is a way of life. In fact, it is our aim to promote a LGBTQIA pride primarily for, but not limited to, members of the Black community while building social awareness, embracing spirituality and celebrating the diversity that exists within our community. We hope you will find time during your visit to enjoy some of the many amenities our city has to offer including: The Bechtler Museum of Modem Art, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for AfricanAmerican Arts & Culture and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. In addition, our vibrant Center City includes a mix of dining, entertainment, and cultural amenities that are distinctly Charlotte. Again, we are pleased to have you join us in Charlotte and we welcome the opportunity to share our southern hospitality with you! Best Regards, Charlotte Black Gay Pride Board of Directors




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You've seen him in the Tyler Perry Productions of "Diary of a Mad Black Woman" the movie," Madea's Class Reunion", and" Meet the Browns". He stands 6-foot-5-inches, natural good looks, with a rare gift. Although his background may be common to many, Terrell Carter has more to his credit than most have within the life of an entire career. After being noticed while singing at church in Detroit, gospel great Fred Hammond auditioned him and seamlessly Carter found himself working with Hammond and later with a host of others. His classic sensibility and non-formulaic approach can be attributed to years of absorbing the irreplaceable soul in the music passed down to him through the gospel music of the church he attended with his mother and grandmother in his native home town on the east side of Buffalo, New York. His drive and confidence were born from his desire to rise above the despair that surrounded him on the often-unkind streets of east Buffalo. The strength and unwavering integrity of his musical talent are obvious in his strong vocal performances that are touched by classic R&B rhythms and laced with the truth often apparent in Gospel soul. His vocal range, skilled writing and vocal arranging capabilities, as well as, his passion for the creation of rich soul music have won not only praises from some of the heaviest names in the industry, but also, many request from some of today's living legends. Terrell's voice has accompanied artists such as India Arie, Faith Evans, Patti Labelle, Christina Agulara, and famed drummer Sheila E.. He has toured with Fred Hammond, Kirk Franklin, and Yolanda Adams - some of todays most widely acclaimed gospel singers. Obvious influences are Karen clark sheard, (Terrell's absolute favorite singer) and Donny Hathaway. Terrell has Three independent Albums to his credit that can be purchased on, The story, Terrell Terrell and Carlela's Reign which features a soul touching duo with India Arie. Remember the face,the voice,the body, and the talent.. the unforgettable Terrell Carter. (From the Terrell Carter official website)

Thank you to our Charlotte Black Gay Pride Ambassadors Circle: Valerie and Michelle Riley Your Custom Catering and Events Tonya Ashcraft Richard Hurley Gladece Knights Robbie Howell and Dr. John Hall Connie Vetter Ken Tinnin Piedmont Unitarian Universalist Church The CBGP Ambassadors circle is an exclusive group of leaders whose generous support helps ensure the success of Charlotte Black Gay Pride

“What is the secret to the success of Charlotte Black Gay Pride?” That answer is easy. It is our awesome volunteers. As we celebrate CBGP Week, we would like to salute the many volunteers who are the backbone of our organization. We are honored to work with such an outstanding group of people from all walks of life who come together for one purpose –to empower the hearts, minds and spirits of all LGBTQIA people, while embracing diversity, uplifting the community, and working to bring social change.

CLT Black Gay Pride Guide 2018  
CLT Black Gay Pride Guide 2018