GLBT Resource Page

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Support and Advocacy Organizations

Alliance for Full Acceptance [Charleston area advocacy group working to eliminate social prejudice on sexual orientation]
South Carolina Equality Coalition [SC's GLBT civil rights organization]
South Carolina Gay and Lesbian Business Guild [supports the needs of SC's gay and lesbian members of the business community]
We Are Family [Charleston-based group that provides counseling for GLBT youth and promotes understanding and awareness in the community]
Gay Student Center
[peer advisors, blogs and advice]
Campus Pride [LGBT-friendly campus index]
The Advocate [gay issues in politics, business and entertainment]
Charleston Area Transgender Support (CATS)
Safezone [CofC-based site where one can feel free to talk about being gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning without fear of criticism or hatred]

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Social Groups in South Carolina

Young Professional Gay Straight Alliance [keeps a list of Charleston-based social groups]
College of Charleston Gay Straight Alliance
MUSC Gay Straight Alliance

Charleston Area Religious Communities Open & Affirming for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Individuals

We understand the following list of Charleston area religious organizations to sustain a positive attitude on the part of both congregation and ministry or community leadership towards potential members who are openly gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, or in some other sense 'queerly-gendered', both as individuals and as couples.  I.e., these religious communities will be welcoming and non-judgmental toward such individuals, and will not advocate either reparative therapy or permanent celibacy.  We do not assume, however, that all these religious organizations would be equally willing to conduct formal same-sex or transgendered relationship commitment ceremonies.  Some Christian churches, for example, have to answer to higher institutional authorities within their own denomination on such formal policy issues.  Interested parties should therefore consult with individual pastors or congregation leaders about the partnership sanctification question.

Circular Congregational Church [United Church of Christ]
150 Meeting Street, Charleston SC 29401, (843) 577-6400

Grace Episcopal Church [Episcopalian]
98 Wentworth St., Charleston SC 29401, (843) 723-4575

Kahal Kadash Beth Elohim [Jewish Reformed]
90 Hasell Street, Charleston, SC 29401, (843) 723-1090

Metropolitan Community Church of Charleston [interdenominational Christian]
7860 Dorchester Rd., North Charleston, (843) 760-6114

St. Mark's Episcopal Church [Episcopalian]
18 Thomas Street, Charleston, SC 29403, (843) 722-0267

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church [Episcopalian]
67 Anson St., Charleston, SC 29401, (843) 723-8818

Unitarian Church in Charleston [Unitarian Universalist]
4 Archdale St., Charleston, SC 29401, (843) 723-4617

Unity Fellowship Church of Charleston [Interdenominational Christian]
694 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403, (843) 767-2795

Related Resources

Rainbow Radio [podcasts available]