2PM Sunday 9/22
Opening Ceremony & Volunteer Luncheon & Orientation
Columbia Museum of Art’s Boyd Plaza
Hampton & Main Streets
All Are Welcome!
Come sign up to volunteer for SC Pride Festival & Parade! This meeting is necessary to sign up for tasks and help be A PART. Want to help in a certain area? You need to be here to claim it! All are welcome! We want to keep volunteer shifts as short and easy as possible, so we look forward to a good turn out!
Plus! Free lunch from Pasta Fresca, sponsor for this event![divider style=”dotted” height=”40px” ]
6–11PM Sunday 9/22
Bowling with Pride
AMF Park Lanes
900 Axtell Dr., Cayce SC
Free Bowling & Shoe Rental
Cash Bar & Food
Come join the Columbia Rainbowlers in a sponsored Bowling Night! Come bowl for free—including shoe rental! Bad at bowling? Come for the entertainment! Great at bowling? Consider joining the league! No matter what, this event promises to be fun for all![divider style=”dotted” height=”40px” ]
5PM Monday 9/23
Tales of Transgender Children in Antebellum America
Lecture by Dr. Jennifer Manion
USC Law School Auditorium
701 Main Street, Columbia SC
Jen Manion is Associate Professor of History and Director of LGBTQ Resource Center at Connecticut College. Manion was a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellows at the American Antiquarian Society in 2012-13 where she began research for her project, “Crossing Gender: Nineteenth Century Female Masculinities.” Her first book is a study of women’s criminality in post-revolutionary Philadelphia, Liberty’s Prisoners: Gender, Sexuality, and Punishment in Early America (forthcoming). Jen served on the governing board of the American Historical Association’s Committee on LGBT History from 2008-2001. She received her Ph.D. in history from Rutgers University in 2008. Manion is co-editor of the essay collection, Taking Back the Academy: History of Activism, History as Activism (Routledge, 2004) and has published inSigns: A Journal of Women in Culture and Society, Journal of the Early Republic, and TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly.
“Tales of Transgender Children in Antebellum America”
Childhood has long been a crucial moment for the instruction and regulation of appropriate gendered or sexual behavior. Antebellum children’s literature provides a rich window into the malleability of gender in its representation of transgender children (those who embraced gender roles typically assigned to members of the opposite sex). Such portrayals departed from conventions that rooted children in simple, normative, and non-threatening gender expressions. Transgender children were often punished for their transgression, as parents, ministers, and writers tried to teach young girls and boys to internalize and embrace a traditional gender role rooted in their sex. Nonetheless, these representations challenged a social order rooted in sexual difference and helped to promote the possibility that one could indeed live across or between genders.[divider style=”dotted” height=”40px” ]
6–9PM Tuesday 9/24
Breaking Through Screening
Tickets and info www.scequality.org/events
SC Pride and SC Equality are teaming up to host a special Pride week screening of Breaking Through, a documentary on confronting the demons that stand in the way of living life fully, told by those who ran openly LGBT campaigns—and won.
Openly LGBT elected officials at all levels and from across the country,
(including the first gay US Senator, Tammy Baldwin; and Annise Parker, Mayor of Houston, the fourth largest city in America) share their stories of self-doubt and triumph over multiple barriers ranging from race and poverty to gender and sexual orientation, revealing a deeply personal, rarely-seen side of politicians and gay people.
Despite whispers, smears, and even physical threats, they beat the odds and now serve openly and effectively. But how did they achieve their goals, and at what personal cost? Find out at this Pride screening of “Breaking Through” in Columbia. This film has been named as one of the five “don’t miss movies” of the year.
About the film: www.breakingthroughmovie.com
Reception with cash bar at 6pm, show time at 6:45pm. Following the film, a talkback discussion will feature the Director and Producer Cindy Abel and a representative of SC Equality PAC, which works to elect LGBT-friendly politicians in South Carolina.[divider style=”dotted” height=”40px” ]
7PM Wednesday 9/25
SakiTumi Grill & Sushi Bar
807 Gervias St, Columbia SC 29201
Come be A PART of S&M Wednesday! S&M stands for “Sushi & Martinis” every Wednesday at SakiTumi. Enjoy HALF-PRICE on select sushi rolls and ALL martinis/mojitos/margaritas! This is by far the best deal in Columbia on a Wednesday night. Come see why. See ad on page 8 for more information.[divider style=”dotted” height=”40px” ]
10PM Thursday 9/26
Thirsty Thursday Diva Show & Pride Kick-Off Party
1109 Assembly St, Columbia SC 29201
$5 Cover — Donation to SC Pride
Don’t miss the Pride Kick-off Party at PT’s 1109!
Start your Pride weekend off right with Thirsty Thursday with hostesses Carla Cox and Paris Lefaris! Enjoy the area’s best drag performers, including the 2013-14 newly crowned Miss South Carolina Pride Veronica la Blank![divider style=”dotted” height=”40px” ]
5–9PM Friday 9/27
Pride in the City Pre-Party
Sheraton Rooftop Bar
1400 Main Street, Columbia SC
Don’t miss the SC Pride in the City Official Pre-Party! DJ Trevor will be spinning as the bartenders of Sheraton Rooftop serve up your favorites—including a drink special! There’s only one place to be to watch the sun set and the party start![divider style=”dotted” height=”40px” ]
12PM Saturday 9/28
Annual SC Pride Parade
Sumter & Gervais Streets
We invite you to join us for our annual Parade down Main Street! SC Pride is celebrating 24 years of organizing Pride Celebrations in South Carolina! Come out and help us support, celebrate, educate, and advocate for the LGBT community of South Carolina.
NEW THIS YEAR: We will be carrying a giant RAINBOW FLAG in the parade! Be sure to toss dollars and change in to donate to SC Pride and help make Pride even stronger!
1PM Saturday 9/28
24th Annual SC Pride Festival
Main Street Columbia
Join us for the 24th Annual SC Pride Festival, this year held exclusively on September 28 on Main Street in Columbia, SC, in front of the South Carolina Statehouse.
BERLIN FEATURING TERRI NUNN
We are excited to bring this electronic-pop legend to our main stage, with the first-ever SC Pride full band show! All for free!
Hostess Paris Lefaris
Miss SC Pride 2013 Veronica la Blank
Mr SC Pride 2013 Oliver Fox
DJ Trevor D
Former Miss SC Pride Martina Williams
Former Mr SC Pride Xavier
George Willis “Bill” Eiwen
Mayor Stephen K. Benjamin
10PM Saturday 9/28
Aftermath — The Official Pride Afterparty
FEATURING INTERNATIONAL BOMBSHELL
21+ TO DRINK
Come party on the river with the one and only Amanda Lepore! Join SC Pride as we party after an awesome SC Pride 2013! DJ Trevor will be spinning on the outside terrace of EdVenture—overlooking the river! Ketel One plus other great liquors will be there!
2PM Sunday 9/29
Pride Picnic by Harriet Hancock LGBT Center
Columbia Museum of Art’s Boyd Plaza
Hampton & Main Streets
All Are Welcome!
Come recover from an amazing celebration of Pride with the Harriet Hancock LGBT Center. Enjoy a free picnic on the plaza in front of the Columbia Museum of Art!