Pride Week

Tuesday, October 11

Advocacy Workshop

7:00pm
1314 Rosewood Drive, Columbia SC 29201

The past year has been extremely tough for the LGBTQ+ community from a legislative perspective, especially for those of us here in South Carolina. Anti-trans legislation was proposed over six times and eventually passed into law. Censorship in education and banning books are at the forefront of the legislative debate for the next cycle, as well as medical autonomy and refusal of service. South Carolina could be the next state to adopt “Don’t Say Gay” legislation and lawmakers have been vocal about their opposition to trans-affirming care.

If this feels overwhelming to you, you are not alone! What do we do to protect our community and fight back? Join us for an interactive advocacy workshop with local lobbyists to learn more about what has already happened, what’s on the horizon, and how you can effectively advocate to make a difference. The event is free, but we ask that you RSVP here. This event is in collaboration with The Agape Table and SC Pride.

Wednesday, October 12

United in Anger: A History of ACT UP

7:00pm
Nickelodeon Theater • 1607 Main Street, Columbia SC 29201

Tickets $10 (all proceeds go to The Agape Table and SC Pride) 

Purchase tickets here

United in Anger: A History of ACT UP is an inspiring documentary about the birth and life of the AIDS activist movement from the perspective of the people in the trenches fighting the epidemic. Utilizing oral histories of members of ACT UP, as well as rare archival footage, the film depicts the efforts of ACT UP as it battles corporate greed, social indifference, and government negligence. A panel discussion will follow the screening, featuring local activists and AIDS healthcare workers. This event is in collaboration with The Agape Table and SC Pride.

Friday, October 14

6:00pm Get Lit Street Party Begins

Get Lit Night Time Pride Parade
7:30pm • Main Street from Laurel to Lady

Get Lit Concert featuring RuPaul’s Drag Racers
8:30pm • Main Street at Lady

Get Lit Afterparty
10:30pm • Capital Club • 1002 Gervais St
Columbia SC 29201

Saturday, October 15

Famously Hot SC Pride Festival

12:00pm–10:00pm • Main Street from Lady to Hampton

Famously Hot Ultra VIP Lounge

1:00pm–6:00pm • Columbia Museum of Art • Main & Hampton Sts

Aftermath After Party

10:00pm • The Senate • Senate & Park streets

Sunday, October 16

Official SC Pride Drag Brunch

11:30am & 2:30pm • The Woody on Main • 1649 Main Street

Hosted by Elena DeVour, featuring RuPaul’s drag race alumni Jasmine Masters & Ariel Versace! Along with NYC’s own Bootsie Lefaris and the icon herself Chasity St. Cartier! 
Presented by The Woody On Main & DeVour Entertainment! Meet and Greet sponsored by Joshua Griffin!

Picnic & Service TBA