Grand Strand Pride
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Grand Strand Pride will be hosting our annual PRIDE event on June 16th from 4:00 - 8:00pm at Chapin Park in Myrtle Beach, SC. Come celebrate your PRIDE while reconnecting with old friends and meeting new friends! Food and beverages can easily be purchased at the event food truck (Soon to be announced!) Can you guess who will be coming? We will also have a wonderful local DJ to spin some tracks for everyone to enjoy.
This event is sponsored by Grand Strand PRIDE and admission is FREE.
For COVID safety, please follow any CDC and SCDHEC guidelines at the time of the event. And please, help us keep our city park clean!
A peaceful demonstration against Horry County Council for rescinding the Pride Month Resolution R-51-2022. Tuesday, June 21, 2022, 5:15 pm Surrounding the Horry County Government & Justice Center, 1301 2nd Avenue in Conway. A call to action for 200+ people from the LGBTQ+ community and our allies to line the sidewalks around the Horry County Government Center before the next County Council meeting Tuesday, June 21st. Be sure to bring your pride flag or wear your pride colors. Grand Strand PRIDE will also bring flags. No flag poles allowed. PLEASE be respectful of those entering and exiting the building. This is a peaceful visibility event. After the council meeting starts at 6 pm, we will all gather together for remarks to the group and the press.
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We reaffirm support for protecting LGBTQ youth from 'conversion therapy,' following an opinion from the South Carolina Attorney General (requested by anti-LGBTQ Sen. Kimbrell) that Columbia's ordinance banning the practice could be unconstitutional.
Supporters of LGBTQ youth today expressed strong support for the City of Columbia’s 2021 ordinance protecting minors from so-called ‘conversion therapy,’ the dangerous and debunked practice of attempting to change someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Earlier today, in a response to a request from Sen. Josh Kimbrell for an advisory opinion, South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson issued an opinion that the ordinance could be found unconstitutional in court.
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