There are so many amazing events happening on and off campus for Charleston Pride week this year! Below are a few highlights of fun events – but be sure to visit Charleston Pride’s website for the full event calendar so you don’t miss out on any of the celebration!
Event Highlight: Criminal Justice Panel Discussion
Thursday, September 12 – 6:30-9:00pm – RITA 101
Join the ACLU of South Carolina in a panel discussion about civil liberties issues affecting LGBTQ people. Hosted in partnership with the Ryan White Wellness Center and Charleston Pride, this event will feature special guest Timothy Wilcots, better known as RuPaul Drag Race’s Latrice Royale, who will share their story about experiencing the criminal justice system as an LGBTQ person of color. Prior to and following the event, the ACLU of SC will provide voter registration and information. This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome. Doors open at 6:30 PM.
Event Highlight: LGBTLOL
Friday, September 13 – Doors 7:00, Show at 8:00 – Charleston Music Hall
Come celebrate humanity and show your Pride at a night of comedy featuring some of your favorite stand-up comics, who also happen to be members of the LGBTQ community. Headliner is Ky Krebs, hosted by Jenn Snyder. Featuring comedians Shawna Jarrett, Julie Osborne, Ava Smartt, and Shaine Laine. Tickets are $10 with CHSPRIDE promo code!
Event Highlight: Charleston Pride Parade & Festival
Saturday, September 14 – 9:00am-3:00pm – King Street, Brittlebank Park
March with CofC WGS, Prism, and MORE!
Interested in marching in the Pride Parade on the morning of Saturday, September 14? Join your fellow Cougars and march together with us! Look for us in light blue Charleston Pride t-shirts at Wragg Square at 8:30AM. Come join in on the fun!
For the festival, 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! Headline act is Todrick Hall. Also featuring entertainment by DJ Beck Danger and the Empress and Emperor of Charleston Pride!