Our Impact

We measure our reach through engagement, so be sure to tell us about your experience with Pridefest Collaborative

Connecting Our LGBTQIA+ Community

We serve as a collaborative space for LGBTQIA+ organizations who proudly serve our community and whose values align with our mission and vision.

Inclusive events that bring our friends and community together for a meaningful experience

Connecting our social community and engaging to build better connections

Collaborating with local organizations to spotlight resources of value for our community

Creating a safe, inclusive, diverse safe-space for youth to flourish and be who they are

30+ Collaborators
700+ Connections

The Mission in Action (M.I.A.) Award

The PFC Mission in Action (M.I.A.) Award is an annual award that began at Pridefest 2023.  It is given to a business or organization in South Carolina that strives to promote inclusion, safety, and compassion for the LGBTQIA+ youth community.  The winner of the M.I.A. award is chosen through an application process that runs from March-May of each Pridefest year, just before the annual Pridefest event!  It is a monetary award with “no strings attached,” meaning it can be used to help promote/create a new service or be used to keep the lights on!  The award amount represents a percentage of funds raised for our annual event, Pridefest, throughout the year.

In essence, the M.I.A award is the tangible representation of our mission and vision, elevating and supporting the great services out there for our LGBTQIA+ youth and families!

At Pridefest 2023, the M.I.A Award Winner was Uplift Outreach Center!  They received the inaugural M.I.A trophy and a check for just over $1,300!

Does your business or non-profit benefit LGBTQIA+ youth in SC?

You can apply for the 2024 award!

There are no stipulations on how the money can be used as long as it supports the services and/or functioning of the winning organization!

Applications must be submitted by Friday, May 17th.

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%