In 2012, the move to Main Street for our Pride Festival heralded a new era of growth and exposure for the LGBT Community in South Carolina.
With the success of Joan Rivers Live at Koger Center for the Arts, and riding the excitement of a Famously Hot Festival in a cooler month, the energy at The Main Event couldn’t have been higher. We saw more families (heterosexual and homosexual) at the festival than ever before. We had more parade entries than ever before. We had more vendors than ever before. We had more fund-raisers than ever before. We spent the year showing South Carolina that we are a part of the community.
And now, we want to give back.
For 2013, we are showing that we are A PART of the state of South Carolina, NOT APART. With several planned community-service days, plus continuing the idea of more integrated Festival and Parade on Main Street, SC Pride Movement is truly showing Pride in our state.
We plan to bring volunteers from our community into the service organizations of the rest of the state. We also plan to have functions in other areas of South Carolina, and truly reintegrate our message back into the entirety of South Carolina. 2012 was growing year, but 2013 is a growth year, as we extend our hands and hearts to those in need across the state. As usual, we still support Harriet Hancock LGBT Center, which offers a variety of resources including meeting spaces for LGBT-supportive groups like Youth OUTLoud, YEAH! and more.
And of course, we’ll still have our fabulous parties and fund-raisers throughout the year, but like last year, they are designed to be open to everyone, no matter their creed, orientation or religion! 2013 celebrates our 24th Pride Festival, and it only promises to be the best!
We invite you to become a part of SC Pride 2013, and help show South Carolina just what it means to have Pride in our State!