Elevate; Not replicate!

We are Pridefest Collaborative, but you can call us PFC. PFC is a collection of like-minded professionals and community members from all over the Southeast with one goal in mind: make this world just a little bit more fun and whole lot safer for our LGBTQIA+ youth and their families.

Beautiful PEOPLE. Happy PEOPLE. Better Lives.

At PFC,  our focus is to #elevatenotreplicate all the great organizations that support LGBTQIA+ youth and families in our community.  We know that there are so many great services being offered by these folks that trying to recreate them so they are “ours” just doesn’t make sense!  Instead, we choose to raise THEIR voice so we can raise YOUR voice – the voice of the community we serve! 

While we support the upstate of South Carolina primarily, we want to be a voice for all LGBTQIA+ youth and families, and those that support, protect, and enhance their ability to face the adversity of the world!  Such beautiful people DESERVE to be happy people LIVING better lives! 

A Letter from our founder

As a medical doctor primarily taking care of adolescents and young adults, I am no stranger to the challenges and obstacles our younger population faces, especially our LGBTQIA+ community.  We should do whatever we can to make this world deserving of them and let them know that even if they are not sure where they fit, they are not alone in figuring it out. 

Help us raise the voice of our LGBTQIA+ youth and familes and connect them with the great services and organizations ready to show them how they can best #beyou! 

Dr. Mike Guyton-Nunley

MD, FAAP, FACP
Founding President

Our Mission & Vision

How Can You help?

The most important thing is to advocate and educate others when it comes to LGBTQ issues, and to be an active, vocal ally in the fight for well-being.

Contribute

Donations are tax deducible and go to help fund our services

Experience

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impacting our youth and their families

LGBTQIA+ youth continue to face a wide range of challenges and issues that can negatively impact their lives

33% Of Transgender Boys Reported Having an Eating Disorder in The Last Year
33%
45% Of LGBTQIA+ Youth Has Seriously Considered Suicide in the Last Year
45%
16% Of LGBTQIA+ Youth Missed School in the Last Month Due to a Fear of Safety
16%
Using A Youth's Chosen Name Reduces Symptoms of Depression By 71%
71%

Past COLLABORATORS & SPONSORS

These collaborations from local sponsors and organizations are what makes Pridefest Collaborative special to our LGBTQ+ community and our allies. You can see them in action at Pridefest or throughout the year on our social media!

Portrait about love and sexual diversisty

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