Upstate Organizations

Social

Out and About Upstate


This group promotes acceptance for people of all sexual orientations. While primarily an organization created for the LGBTQI+ community to socialize, they welcome all individuals who celebrate diversity. Their goal is to provide a safe and fun environment at local venues enabling the community to interact. There is no cost to join. You simply arrive at the specified location and pay for your own food and drinks. Monthly events are held on the third Friday of every month. outandaboutupstate.com




PFLAG Spartanburg


Uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) with families, friends, and allies, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education, and advocacy. PFLAG has 400 chapters and 200,000 supporters crossing multiple generations of American families in major urban centers, small cities, and rural areas in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. This vast grassroots network is cultivated, resourced, and serviced by PFLAG National, located in Washington, D.C., the National Board of Directors and 13 volunteer Regional Directors. pflagspartanburg.org




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. Upstate Pride SC serves the 10-county region of the upstate of South Carolina including Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg and Union counties. upstatepridesc.org




Gender Benders


Gender Benders is a grassroots organization for transgender and gender diverse folks in the Southeastern US. They are based in Upstate, SC and have chapters and partner organizations in Hattiesburg, MS, Clemson, SC, and Hendersonville, NC. genderbenders.org




Uplift Outreach Center


The mission is to provide much needed safe spaces for LGBTQ+ youth and young adults in the Spartanburg and surrounding areas. They are committed to creating an environment shared by community leaders who will assist us in providing community resources. upliftoutreachcenter.org




Rainbow Support Group


The Rainbow Support Group began in 2013 in a living room in Greer, SC in response to a gay-bashing incident involving a few Upstate LGBTQ+ youth. We were all saddened when it came to the lack of support and community resource, which caused us to get in motion to provide such for the LGBTQ+ community. This group started to make sure all LGBTQ+ people know they have a place to go get support, encouragement, fellowship, and to know they are not alone. rainbowsupportgroupsc.com




Proud Mary Theatre Company


The Proud Mary Theatre Company presents LGBTQ+ voices and stories through theatrical plays in Spartanburg and Upstate SC. proudmarytheatre.com





Wellness

AID Upstate


Preventing and treating HIV through direct services, advocacy, education and awareness. aidupstate.org




LGBTQ Youth Support Group


This group is for those under the age of 18. If you are an adult you may request to become a moderator for this group upon approval of an existing moderator. This is a group created to compliment Anchoring Within's LGBTQ+ Youth Support Group. This is a closed group that can be found in public search, but members must be approved and all member names and discussion are kept private. This is a safe online space for LGBTQ+ youth who can not attend monthly meetings or to continue discussions begun in meetings. Facebook Page




Piedmont Care


Piedmont Care is the nonprofit 501c3 organization providing HIV/AIDS care, prevention, and advocacy in Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union counties of South Carolina. They are the only organization in our community 100% dedicated to the fight against HIV/AIDS. piedmontcare.org




PrideLink


Pride Link will begin working toward its mission by providing a mobile community center across all ten counties of Upstate, SC (Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg, Union). The mobile community center, Pridestream, will be operated from a renovated Airstream RV and will bring space for social support, mental health screenings, basic medical screenings, HIV & STD testing, and a wealth of resources to where people are in their community.

We know that finding, and getting to, the support and resources you need as an LGBTQ+ person in the Upstate can be challenging, so we're bringing them to you! We hope to start a pilot of the program by the end of 2018, with the full Pridestream program launching in Summer of 2019.
pridelink.org





Youth

LGBTQ Youth Support Group


This group is for those under the age of 18. If you are an adult you may request to become a moderator for this group upon approval of an existing moderator. This is a group created to compliment Anchoring Within's LGBTQ+ Youth Support Group. This is a closed group that can be found in public search, but members must be approved and all member names and discussion are kept private. This is a safe online space for LGBTQ+ youth who can not attend monthly meetings or to continue discussions begun in meetings. Facebook Page




Uplift Outreach Center


The mission is to provide much needed safe spaces for LGBTQ+ youth and young adults in the Spartanburg and surrounding areas. They are committed to creating an environment shared by community leaders who will assist us in providing community resources. upliftoutreachcenter.org





All

AID Upstate


Preventing and treating HIV through direct services, advocacy, education and awareness. aidupstate.org




Gender Benders


Gender Benders is a grassroots organization for transgender and gender diverse folks in the Southeastern US. They are based in Upstate, SC and have chapters and partner organizations in Hattiesburg, MS, Clemson, SC, and Hendersonville, NC. genderbenders.org




LGBTQ Youth Support Group


This group is for those under the age of 18. If you are an adult you may request to become a moderator for this group upon approval of an existing moderator. This is a group created to compliment Anchoring Within's LGBTQ+ Youth Support Group. This is a closed group that can be found in public search, but members must be approved and all member names and discussion are kept private. This is a safe online space for LGBTQ+ youth who can not attend monthly meetings or to continue discussions begun in meetings. Facebook Page




Out and About Upstate


This group promotes acceptance for people of all sexual orientations. While primarily an organization created for the LGBTQI+ community to socialize, they welcome all individuals who celebrate diversity. Their goal is to provide a safe and fun environment at local venues enabling the community to interact. There is no cost to join. You simply arrive at the specified location and pay for your own food and drinks. Monthly events are held on the third Friday of every month. outandaboutupstate.com




PFLAG Spartanburg


Uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) with families, friends, and allies, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education, and advocacy. PFLAG has 400 chapters and 200,000 supporters crossing multiple generations of American families in major urban centers, small cities, and rural areas in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. This vast grassroots network is cultivated, resourced, and serviced by PFLAG National, located in Washington, D.C., the National Board of Directors and 13 volunteer Regional Directors. pflagspartanburg.org




Piedmont Care


Piedmont Care is the nonprofit 501c3 organization providing HIV/AIDS care, prevention, and advocacy in Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union counties of South Carolina. They are the only organization in our community 100% dedicated to the fight against HIV/AIDS. piedmontcare.org




PrideLink


Pride Link will begin working toward its mission by providing a mobile community center across all ten counties of Upstate, SC (Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg, Union). The mobile community center, Pridestream, will be operated from a renovated Airstream RV and will bring space for social support, mental health screenings, basic medical screenings, HIV & STD testing, and a wealth of resources to where people are in their community.

We know that finding, and getting to, the support and resources you need as an LGBTQ+ person in the Upstate can be challenging, so we're bringing them to you! We hope to start a pilot of the program by the end of 2018, with the full Pridestream program launching in Summer of 2019.
pridelink.org




Proud Mary Theatre Company


The Proud Mary Theatre Company presents LGBTQ+ voices and stories through theatrical plays in Spartanburg and Upstate SC. proudmarytheatre.com




Rainbow Support Group


The Rainbow Support Group began in 2013 in a living room in Greer, SC in response to a gay-bashing incident involving a few Upstate LGBTQ+ youth. We were all saddened when it came to the lack of support and community resource, which caused us to get in motion to provide such for the LGBTQ+ community. This group started to make sure all LGBTQ+ people know they have a place to go get support, encouragement, fellowship, and to know they are not alone. rainbowsupportgroupsc.com




Uplift Outreach Center


The mission is to provide much needed safe spaces for LGBTQ+ youth and young adults in the Spartanburg and surrounding areas. They are committed to creating an environment shared by community leaders who will assist us in providing community resources. upliftoutreachcenter.org




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. Upstate Pride SC serves the 10-county region of the upstate of South Carolina including Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg and Union counties. upstatepridesc.org





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