SC’s only LGBT Center launches new website | Arts & Culture
The Harriet Hancock LGBT Center (the Center) in Columbia, South Carolina, has launched a new website as part of a year long effort of re-branding and outreach. LGBTCenterSC.org will serve as a hub of resources and information for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and their allies across South Carolina, particularly the Midlands region. The launch of this new resource coincides with the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and the celebration of LGBT Pride month in the US.
Located in the heart of ‘Famously Hot’ Columbia, the Harriet Hancock LGBT Center is a home for the LGBT community in the Midlands of South Carolina. Named after longtime activist and co-founder of the South Carolina Pride Movement (SC Pride), Harriet Hancock, the Center has been providing a safe and welcoming space for South Carolina’s LGBT community and our straight allies since opening its doors in 1994. Our facility offers a variety of resources including a free lending library, meeting spaces for LGBT-supportive groups, and a directory of LGBT-friendly businesses, organizations, and counselors while also serving as the headquarters for SC Pride.
The Board of the Harriet Hancock Center Foundation, which operates the Center, approved the new branding as part of a year long effort to assess the needs of LGBT people in South Carolina and develop a strategic plan to better meet those needs. A report of our needs assessment and the Center's strategic plan will be published later this year. The design of the Center’s new logo and website were made possible by a grant from the Fund for Southern Communities.