About Us

Pridefest Collaborative is a 501(c)(3) Community Charity Organization focused on improving the lives of LGBTQIA+ youth

Empowering support. Community Engagement.

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

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit, community charity with exemption status. Donations are deductible and help us further our reach and accomplish our mission. Consider giving one-time or continually or just join in the fun!

impacting our youth and their families

LGBTQIA+ youth continue to face a wide range of challenges and issues that can negatively impact their mental health, well-being, and overall quality of life.

Some of the most common issues facing LGBTQIA+ youth today include discrimination, harassment, and bullying, which can occur at school, in the workplace, and in other social settings.

To address these issues, it is important to promote inclusivity and support for LGBTQIA+ youth, provide access to resources and support services, and work to create safe and welcoming communities for all individuals, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

33% of Transgender boys reported having an eating disorder in the last year
45% of LGBTQIA+ youth has seriously considered suicide in the last year
16% of LGBTQIA+ youth missed school in the last month due to a fear of safety
Using a youth's chosen name reduces symptoms of depression by 71%

A Letter from our founder

Welcome to Pridefest Collaborative, where our focus is to #elevatenotreplicate all the great organizations that support LGBTQIA+ youth and families in our community.

While we serve the upstate of SC primarily, we want to be a voice for all LGBTQIA+ youth and those that support, protect, and engage their ability to face the adversity of the world!

Dr. Mike Guyton-Nunley

Founding President

Our Mission & Vision

Board of Directors

Our team is dedicated to building a better, brighter  future for our LGBTQIA+ community living in and around the Upstate of South Carolina

pridefest committees

 Through our events, marketing, fundraising, and community engagement initiatives, we strive to create meaningful partnerships with our local LGBTQ+ community.