Pouring Tea: Black Gay Men of the South Tell Their Tales

Mark your calendar for Saturday, August 6, 2016.  SC Equality partners with Charleston Pride for this amazing event to kickoff Pride week in Charleston.  With E. Patrick Johnson's one-man show Pouring Tea: Black Gay Men of the South Tell Their Tales, the scholar and performer shares the personal stories of men all over the region, touching on religion, sex, transgenderism, and the human commonalities that we all share. These are honest stories, stories of hope and heartache, pride and pain. Culling these confessional narratives collected in his book, Sweet Tea, Johnson embodies the men he portrays and takes the audience on an intimate journey through their lives.

Free Admission with RSVP

8/6/2016: 8:00 PM

College of Charleston's Emmett Robinson Theater

54 St Philip St, Charleston, SC 29424

Celebrate Charleston Pride Festival 2016

Join SC Equality in Charleston!

The Pride Parade and Festival will take place on Saturday, August 13th in downtown Charleston, SC.

Pride Parade (9:00 AM) travels down King Street.
Pride Festival (10:00 AM until 5:00 PM) 

Brittlebank Park, 0 Lockwood Blvd, Charleston

Head to Brittlebank Park, beside the beautiful Ashley River, to walk among vendors, food trucks, and beer and alcohol sales, all while taking in entertainment and speakers from the stage. Nothing says Pride like a day in the park. Show your Pride and plan to celebrate!  Entertainment will include DJ Beck Danger, Dancing On Air, Jamison Alley, and headliners, Alex Newell (going on at 2:30pm) and Tiffany (going on at 3:30pm).

8/13/2016: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Famously Hot SC Pride Festival 2016

Join SC Equality in Columbia!

Saturday, September 3rd in downtown Columbia, SC.

Pride Parade (12:00 NOON)
Pride Festival (1:00 PM until 6:00 PM)

Welcome to Famously Hot SC Pride, the largest and longest-running Pride event in South Carolina!  We are excited to showcase various events and fundraisers in support of the LGBT community and the advances in education, equality and acceptance, culminating in our annual Pride Parade and Festival on South Carolina’s Main Street on Saturday, September 3, 2016!

Upstate Pride Festival 2016

Join SC Equality in Spartanburg!

Saturday, September 10th in downtown Spartanburg, SC.

Upstate Pride SC’s March & Festival is held every year in Spartanburg’s Barnet Park, featuring a full day of family-friendly activities to increase visibility, network, educate, and entertain. New activities are added each year to make the experience more diverse and interactive. More than a dozen performers, from drag to magic and comedy to dance, take the Zimmerli Amphitheater stage, and dozens of community vendors line the walkway to show attendees which businesses in the area are supportive of their cause. The children’s area is always busy, too, because our March & Festival is committed to providing a family atmosphere. Of course, there are also food vendors, street performers, hands-on activities, a photobooth, and much more. Arguably the best part of the day, however, is the peaceful one-mile march through Downtown Spartanburg. Hundreds of colorful people band together to walk the streets of our community, chanting and holding hands, to show the world that Upstate Pride is strong.

Free Admission