PRIDEFEST

2022

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12:30-4:30

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Join our thread of local organizations in and around the Upstate as we celebrate Pridefest 2022 organized by Pridefest Collaborative.

This event is FREE to attend and all of our friends and allies are invited to share in celebrating together. We will have family fun, activity stations, delicious food, and live DJ music! You don’t want to miss it. 

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Meet Our Local

Community Partners

Trinity Lutheran Church welcomes all who have ever felt excluded by the church because of their race, gender identification, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental challenges, financial resources, or family status.

The Eating Recovery Center excel as the most comprehensive treatment program in the country for patients who struggle with eating disorders and related conditions.

Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center offers higher levels of care for adults, adolescents and children whose symptoms are significantly impacting their ability to lead the life they desire

Person-Centered Therapy specialized in working with LGBTQ+ affirmative therapy, oppositional adolescents, survivors of trauma, & substance use disorders.

The Noble Dog Hotel, a five star dog hotel and resort, offers a luxurious canine facility dedicated to providing guest satisfaction by rendering excellent 24/7 guest service, quality pet care, and furnishing an upscale, fun, clean, enjoyable atmosphere.
 

Foodshare’s goal is to enhance the quality of life by creating access to fresh affordable food, quality cooking and skills education. Their work revolves around three tenets: community empowerment and engagement, increased financial opportunity, and physical revitalization. 

Pridelink improves the quality of life for all LGBTQ+ people in the Upstate by providing services, programs, and resources that addresses LGBTQ+ health disparities, cultural competency among providers, and LGBTQ+ youth issues including homelessness.

The Greenville Chapter of the PFLAG Organization is built on a foundation of loving families united with LGBTQ+ people and allies who support one another and to educate ourselves and our communities to speak up as advocates until all hearts and minds respect, value and affirm LGBTQ people.

Based in Greer, 864Pride is a clinical nonprofit focused on increasing access to mental health and medical services for the LGBTQ+ community in the Upstate.

AID Upstate is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides supportive services to people affected by HIV/AIDS in Anderson, Greenville, Oconee and Pickens Counties of South Carolina.

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Drag Queen Story Hour – SC gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models to look up to. In spaces like this, kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish, where dress up is real.

COVE is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to increasing voter participation in Greenville, South Carolina. We do this by registering new voters on college campuses, at church events, and anywhere else we can set up a table. Please click below to find an event that works with your schedule, and sign up to register new SC voters. If you’re unfamiliar with the process, we offer a quick (yet thorough) training class for FREE. 

Just Say Something was established to provide programs and services to parents and youth throughout the Upstate to foster ongoing conversations about risky behavior, drugs, and alcohol in order to help fulfill the vision of creating a healthy community where all are enlightened and empowered to reach their full potential.
 

We believe in the power of education when it comes to the LGBTQIA+ community. Through our programs and initiatives, we provide opportunities for presentations, panel discussions and conversations. We foster change for corporations, high schools, churches, universities, and many other groups.

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.

Mindpath Health is a fast-growing, leading, independent U.S. provider of high-quality outpatient mental health services. We offer a range of mental health services for patients, providers, and corporations.

Greenville’s cutest ice cream truck is ready to roll, serving The Upstate and surrounding areas all those childhood favorites from Drumsticks to fruit bars to Oreo ice cream sandwiches. Run by a plucky mother-daughter duo!

Local to #Greenville, this brotherly duo can be found all over the globe moving audiences with their synchronized, energetic sound of looped melody combined with live electric violin. Enjoy them live from 2:30-3p!

Come dance to the beat with “DJ RubberBandMan.” Mailk is super excited to keep us on our toes for Pridefest 2022 with wild dance music!

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Trinity Lutheran Church

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Caregiver Connections in South Carolina is a virtual support group for those caring for a loved one with an eating disorder. Margaret Yeakel and Karen McMullen, both in Columbia, host this monthly meeting and also know the journey of supporting a loved one in recovery. While it is based in South Carolina, it is available to anyone with access to Zoom.

Girlology offers a web based community, live programs, books, and curricula focused on helping girls navigate a healthy childhood and adolescence. Led by female physicians and clinical experts, but powered by girls and the people that care about them.

The Julie Valentine Center is a nonprofit organization that provides free, confidential services to sexual assault and child abuse survivors and their families. They operate a 24/7 crisis hotline for victims of sexual assault or child abuse.

First Baptist Church, Greenville, SC believes in the authority of the Bible, the equality of all members, unity in diversity, and the priesthood of all believers. As an autonomous Baptist church, they value our heritage and the freedom it allows us to minister alongside other groups, both Christian and non-Christian. 

Adolescent Medicine, part of Prisma Health Children’s Hospital in the Upstate is a specialty practice focusing on the health of adolescents and young adults, ages 10–25. We provide comprehensive and effective care to teens and young adults.

The Greenville Police Department is proud to support our community and local charitable organizations through participation in various outreach activities and fundraising.

There are many ways in which we support the community, and many ways for the community to support us. If you want to make a donation for use by the Greenville Police Department, you may donate to the Greenville Police Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

First Baptist Church, Greenville, SC believes in the authority of the Bible, the equality of all members, unity in diversity, and the priesthood of all believers. As an autonomous Baptist church, they value our heritage and the freedom it allows us to minister alongside other groups, both Christian and non-Christian. 

ReCraft diverts quality, reusable materials from the landfill by collecting from generous Upstate manufacturers, retailers, institutions, and households. Our volunteers sort, store, and redistribute those materials to schools and festivals, makers and crafters, professional artists, and even tourists visiting from Charlotte. With a little imagination, the possibilities for our unique materials are endless!

GCFD’s Community Risk Reduction & Education crew enjoys attending community events to feature ways to keep us safe with fire education and safety information that could become useful in an emergency!