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LGBTQ South Carolina Resources

LGBTQ South Carolina Resources

Gaygull is your #1 source for the most comprehensive list of LGBTQ South Carolina Resources. Please notify us of any reputable LGBTQ resources you would like to see added to the list below.

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AFFA – Alliance For Full Acceptance

Acceptance Without Exception

AFFA is a social justice organization achieving equality and acceptance for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. Simply put, we change hearts and minds!

Bi+ Space

A meeting of bi+ individuals in the Columbia, South Carolina area in order to support and uplift each other while educating about the MGA community.


having compassion. making a difference.

BJUnity confronts homophobia and transphobia in compassion, dignity and love, with the objective to promote dialogue and change for lgbt+ alumni and students of Bob Jones University.

Charleston Pride

Our mission is to promote the visibility of the LGBTQ community by educating society, honoring our heritage, advocating for our culture, and celebrating our diverse society. Our purpose is to highlight the uniqueness and diversity of our community through distinct events throughout the year promoting our history and culture, including the annual Charleston Pride Parade and Festival.

Carolina Transgender Society

A Place to Feel Safe and Be Accepted

The Carolina Transgender Society is a group that exists to give you a place to get out of your closet, be safe and accepted, share, learn, grow, and generally be comfortable. We want you to become more comfortable with yourself and around others.

Charleston Area Transgender Support

CATS is the longest running transgender support group in South Carolina. We offer a place where all members of the transgender community can gather to assist and support each other on our respective journeys. We are an open non-restrictive group, welcoming everyone from the occasional crossdresser, to the gender fluid to pre and post-op MTF and FTM transsexuals.

Clemson University President’s LGBTQ Commission

The purpose of a Clemson University President’s LGBTQ Commission is to serve in an advisory capacity to the university administrators, faculty, staff, and students regarding matters which affect the LGBTQ people.

Columbia South Carolina Prime Timers

Columbia, SC Prime Timers is a social group of older gay or bisexual men and younger adult men twenty one (21) years and older who admire mature men.


Gay_ARP is a safe group for senior LGBT adults in the South Carolina LGBT Community who are 50 and up to come and talk.

Gender Benders

Gender Benders is a grassroots organization for transgender and gender diverse folks in the Southeastern US. We are connecting people to resources, engaging in activism and education, and encouraging relationships with others as a support system.

Grand Strand Pride

People Respecting Inclusion, Diversity & Equality

Grand Strand PRIDE is the advocacy voice of the local LGBT community. Advancing acceptance of the Grand Strand LGBT community through increased visibility.

harriethancock-lgbtcenterHarriet Hancock LGBT Center

The Harriet Hancock LGBT Center is a safe and inclusive home that supports, educates, and empowers the LGBT community, our allies, and our neighbors.

HRC South Carolina

The Human Rights Campaign is organized and will be operated for the promotion of the social welfare of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. By inspiring and engaging individuals and communities, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT people and realize a world that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.

IRIS – Individuals Respecting Identities and Sexualities

IRIS (formerly BGLSA) is a social, service, and advocacy organization for the LGBTQ communities at the University of South Carolina. Our members consist of bisexual, gay, lesbian, transgender, straight allies, queer, and questioning students, faculty, and staff… raising awareness of LGBTQ people and issues, promoting acceptance and providing safe resources for all peoples who are members of sexual and gender minorities.

Palmetto Transgender Association

The Palmetto Transgender Association is a non-profit network of transgender groups in and around South Carolina. We connect and assist the transgender/intersex community and provide them with a platform and a voice.

PFLAG-2013_logoPFLAG Upstate South Carolina

PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends.

Prism-College of Charleston

Prism (formerly Gay-Straight Alliance) is a student-led organization at College of Charleston. Prism aims to provide a fun, welcoming, and educational environment each week. Our goal is to support and foster a close community among LGBTQ+ and ally students on campus.

South Carolina Equality

Equal Means Everyone.
Our mission is to secure equal civil and human rights for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender South Carolinians and their families.

South Carolina Black Pride

The mission of the South Carolina Black Pride (SCBP), is to unify and celebrate the diversity, creativity, and beauty of South Carolina’s LGBTQ communities of color and our supporters, in order to empower and promote the human rights of all families and communities. 

South Carolina Pride

The mission of the South Carolina Pride Movement is to support the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender community of South Carolina; to celebrate the richness and diversity of GLBT lives; to educate the general population on LGBT issues; and to advocate for equality and inclusion in all areas of life.

The South Carolina Gay + Lesbian Business Guild

In our 22nd year, the South Carolina Gay + Lesbian Business Guild was formed to encourage networking, business development and support within the gay and lesbian community.

trans LOVE fund

The Trans Love Fund is dedicated to helping the transgender community of South Carolina through providing microgrants to trans-identified individuals for medical, legal, and emergency living expenses.

University of South Carolina LGBT Programs

LGBT Programs in Multicultural Student Affairs educates our Carolina community and supports our LGBT/ally faculty, staff, and students. Visit us in the Russell House West Wing!

Upstate Pride SC

Upstate Pride SC empowers people of all gender expressions and sexual identities in the Upstate of South Carolina by promoting acceptance through education, advocacy and networking.

We Are Family

Our mission is to serve the needs of the transgender, gender-variant, and intersex (TGI) communities in Rhode Island and surrounding areas through support, advocacy, and education. We seek to be a resource for TGI people navigating their life journeys as well as the legal and medical systems through our own programs and through collaboration with other organizations.

Youth Outloud

A safe and confidential environment that allows the youth to be who they are and to help them make friends in the surrounding Midlands, South Carolina area.