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K&L Gates signs deal with Charlotte Pride 02/2020 Charlotte - The Charlotte office of global law firm K&L Gates LLP has established a five-year partnership with Charlotte Pride, becoming the first law firm to enter into a multiyear, multiprogram sponsorship agreement with the LGBTQ organization. In addition to the empowerment sponsorship of the annual Charlotte Pride Festival and Parade held each August, K&L Gates also will be a presenting sponsor of Reel Out Charlotte, Charlotte's annual LGBTQ film festival. The partnership continues a collaboration between the organizations that began last year with K&L Gates’ sponsorship of the 2019 Charlotte Pride Festival and Parade, which attracted more than 200,000 attendees. Charlotte Pride is the leader in LGBTQ visibility in Charlotte and the Carolinas and has seen tremendous growth since its inception in 2000. In addition to the annual festival and parade, Charlotte Pride also presents several important community programs, including Charlotte Latinx Pride, Charlotte Trans Pride, and Charlotte Women's Pride. In 2019, the organization also promoted career opportunities in the Charlotte business community with initiatives such as the Charlotte Trans Pride Job Fair.