Local Pride: LGBTQIA+ Affirming Arts & Culture Events to Attend in June

This June, many Charlotte area arts and culture organizations will present special programming in celebration of LGBTQIA+ Pride Month. Take time to celebrate and reflect throughout the month with meaningful visual art, music, cinema, and more. 

Why is Pride Month celebrated in June? Distinct from LGBTQIA+ History Month, which occurs in October, Pride Month is celebrated in June in the United States in recognition of the Stonewall Uprising in June and early July of 1969. This series of riots in response to the violent New York City police raid of the Stonewall Inn was a catalyst for the modern LGBTQIA+ rights movement. Parades and memorials throughout Pride Month honor the ongoing struggle for LGBTQIA+ rights and celebrate the joy of love in all forms.

This list is not exhaustive and will be updated as events come to our attention. If your event is missing from this list, please send a detailed request to


Charlotte Master Chorale: Considering Matthew Shepard   |   7:30 PM   |   Tickets

Myers Park United Methodist Church

1501 Queens Rd.

Charlotte, NC 28207

“On the eve of the 20th anniversary of Matthew Shepard’s tragic death, composer Craig Hella Johnson created Considering Matthew Shepard. The three-part ‘fusion oratorio’ incorporates a variety of musical styles with texts by such poets as Hildegard of Bingen, Lesléa Newman, and Michael Dennis Browne, as well as passages from Matthew Shepard’s personal journal, interviews with his parents, and newspaper reports.”


Charlotte Master Chorale: Considering Matthew Shepard   |   7:30 PM   |   Tickets

Christ Church Charlotte

1412 Providence Rd.

Charlotte, NC 28207


Wednesday Night Live: Pride Celebration   |   5 – 9 PM   |   FREE

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

420 S. Tryon Street

Charlotte, NC 28202

“In honor of National Pride Month in June, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art invites our Charlotte communities to join us for a Wednesday Night Live Pride Celebration featuring performances by the Charlotte Pride Band.”


Classic Black Cinema Series: The Watermelon Woman   |   2 PM   |   Museum Admission

Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture

551 S Tryon St

Charlotte, NC 28202

“The opening sequence of ‘The Watermelon Woman’ gives us a sly look at the social state of American affairs. An African-American lesbian is filming a heterosexual wedding. The bride is white, the groom is black and the wedding party is oh, so very civilized. But look closely.”

JUNE 24 – 25

One Voice Chorus presents Match Game: Bon Appétit  |  8:00 PM  |  Tickets

701 N. Tryon St.

Charlotte, NC 28202

“Join us for our long-awaited summer show, returning for the first time since 2019. We’re bringing back our magnificent panel of special guests from the local drag scene. And this year, we’re introducing Onya Nerves as our fabulous host!”


Party in the Park   |   1 – 5 PM   |   FREE

Mint Museum Randolph

2730 Randolph Road

Charlotte, NC 28207
“Enjoy free admission to the Mint Museum, food trucks, live music, and special programming themed around LGBTQ+ Pride Month.”