Located in the heart of Columbia, the Harriet Hancock LGBT Center is the hub of LGBT activity in the Midlands of South Carolina. The facility offers a variety of resources including a free lending library, meeting spaces for LGBT-supportive groups, a directory of LGBT-friendly businesses, organizations, counselors, Youth Out Loud--a support and social group for LGBT teens. It is also the headquarters for the SC Pride Movement.
A supportive and welcoming network of LGBT persons and straight allies coming from diverse spiritual traditions to open hearts, minds and doors. The group meets the 4th Tuesday of every month at the Reformation Lutheran Church, 1118 Union Street, Columbia, SC, 29201. 803-678-9300, .
SC Equality strives to secure equal civil and human rights for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender South Carolinians and their families.
The South Carolina Gay + Lesbian Business Guild is a not-for-profit organization supporting the needs of South Carolina’s gay and lesbian members of the business community and our allies. Membership in the Guild provides great networking opportunities, fun activities and events—plus a dollars and “sense” way of increasing commerce, trade and professional contacts. The group meets the 2nd Thursday of each month.
Founded in 1973 after the simple act of a mother publicly supporting her gay son, PFLAG is the nation's largest family and ally organization.
PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies. There are over 400 chapters and 200,000 members and supporters crossing multiple generations of families in major urban centers, small cities, and rural areas across America