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Special event: Pride Charlotte Festivities 

When: Sat., Aug. 27 2011
Charlotte celebrates coming out of the closet today during Pride Charlotte - a fest geared toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities. The annual event, promoting diversity and equal rights, is invading Uptown Charlotte with lots entertainment - Jessica Wild, Adam Tyler, Eyes of the Elders, Richard Cortez, Ryan Cassata, Snagglepuss, One Night Stand and more are scheduled. Keep the party going into the night, as Phoenix goes gay with ice cream-alicious rapper Cazwell and transexual icon Amanda Lepore, as well as DJs (including local hero Scott Weaver and his Shiprocked crew) and headliner Peter Presta (Think: Queer As Folk). Pride Charlotte Festival: 12 p.m.-8 p.m. Held uptown on South Tryon Street (between 3rd Street and Stonewall Street). www.pridecharlotte.com. Pride Charlotte celebration at Phoenix: 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Phoenix, 300 N. College St. 704-375-8765. www.phoenixofcharlotte.com.
— Anita Overcash

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