SC Pride Hosts Green Party in Charleston To Raise Funds
St. Patrick’s Day has the tradition of one getting pinched for not wearing green, but South Carolina Pride brought a whole new meaning to the tradition with a special charity benefit in Charleston, SC on Thursday, March 10th.
The Green Party, a part of the ongoing SC Pride Colors Tour, was a fundraiser benefit show to help build funding for the organization. The LGBT oriented nonprofit raised funds throughout the year to help develop new projects and ideas for future events. The fundraiser also helped to build funds for their annual festival, which gained over an astounding 35,000 attendees at last year’s festivities where headliners Trina, Expose, and the second annual RuPaul’s Drag Race Hour took the stage.
The Colors Tour, headlined by reigning Miss SC Pride 2015, Rylee Hunty, and Mr. SC Pride 2015, Taylor St. James, travels all around the state throughout the year to help promote the upcoming events as well as gain funding for the organization through the venues and donations made by the crowd. Without a festival, there is not much presence for the LGBT community to celebrate diversity and acceptance throughout South Carolina.
“To me, Pride means that I can be whoever I want, whenever I want, wherever I want,” states Hunty.
The headliners of the tour bring along with them various local talent and entertainment to help promote the events as well as the fundraising for the organization. Accompanying the SC Pride king and queen were Miss Upstate Pride 2016 Princess Mocha and Charleston native, Tyler Vixen.
The next stop of the tour will take place in Spartanburg, SC at Hunty and Mocha’s home venue, Club South 29, for the Yellow Party. This will be one day after the annual President’s Ball, a special honors celebration for the organization, on April 22nd at 701 Whaley St in Columbia, SC. Tickets are on sale at this time at www.scpride.org as well as details about these events and upcoming events throughout the year. All events culminate to the Pride festival held Labor Day weekend on Main St in Columbia, SC on September 3, 2016.