Grand Strand PRIDE
People Respecting Inclusion, Diversity & Equality
Grand Strand PRIDE is raising funds in 2019 to continue our advocacy and visibility work in the Grand Strand region of South Carolina. Through your support, we have become a prominent voice of advocacy for the Grand Strand LGBT community. Your support also keeps our programs free or very affordable to the public.
Grand Strand PRIDE continues to grow our newest program, the Coastal Business Guild. The Coastal Business Guild provides networking, marketing, and educational opportunities to LGBT owned, managed, or friendly businesses in our area. While many business connections have been made, one of the most successful and popular programs of the CBG has been its quarterly "Lunch and Learn" Educational Series. Topics include diversity in business, gender identity education, and LGBT legislative updates. New this year, the 2019 Business Expo at PRIDE in the Park, Saturday, June 1st, which will once again showcase the awesome members of the Coastal Business Guild. For the latest details, visit our PRIDE in the Park website.
First Friday Happy Hour is the Grand Strand PRIDE's most popular networking event, but there are other areas we are exploring to expand our community advocacy. Attention is currently being given to increasing the City of Myrtle Beach's score on the Municipal Equality Index. Future projects that we are exploring are how to meet the unique needs of LGBTQ older people -- our senior citizens, the amount of interest in a Gay Chorus, and the feasibility of a brick and mortar PRIDE center. Your funding will allow us to explore these ideas and put the most feasible ones in motion as real projects.
Grand Strand PRIDE is a 501(c)(3) public charity as recognized by the Internal Revenue Service and the State of South Carolina.
Thank you for your support!