Tuesday, October 11
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
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.
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!