SC Pride announces date change

Press release the early morning inbox…

Exciting Changes in store for SC Pride 2010
New energy, new date, new events, and a new Pageant System

The date is now official. The South Carolina Pride 2010 festival to be held in Finlay Park, Columbia, South Carolina on September 4, 2010 as part of a week of events providing a Pride-filled way to spend Labor Day weekend. All South Carolinians, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, are encouraged to attend the exciting, family-friendly SC Pride events. Enjoy food, fun, music, and vendors all day! Admission to the park & parade is free.

2010 marks a year of new changes for the organization that plans Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride events in the state of South Carolina. “We are excited about the changes coming to SC Pride in the year ahead,” said Tamera Tedder, President of South Carolina Pride Movement. “We’ve redecorated the Harriet Hancock Center and expanded our plans for the SC Pride 2010 festival to make it an entire weekend of events. Changing the date of SC Pride 2010 was necessary for success.”

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One new change for 2010 is the reorganization of the Mr. & Mrs. SC Pride Pageant system. A series of preliminary pageants will be held in cities throughout the state starting with a contest at Time Out in Myrtle Beach on May 7, 2010 and ending with a statewide competition in Columbia in August. Applications, fees, rules, and more details about the Mr. & Mrs. SC Pride Pageant can be found at www.scpride.org.

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SC PRIDE 2009 had approximately 8,000 attendees, according to police estimates, with over 70 vendors. The Pride Festival draws attendees from not just South Carolina but Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee and beyond. All South Carolinians, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, are encouraged to attend the exciting, family-friendly SC Pride events in Finlay Park. Enjoy food, fun, music, and vendors all day!

The South Carolina Pride Movement is a non-profit organization dedicated to advocacy, education, support, and celebration of the GLBT community in South Carolina. The South Carolina Pride Movement is located on 1108 Woodrow Street in Columbia. For more information contact Tamera Tedder, President, at (803) 771-7713, prideinsc@yahoo.com, or visit www.scpride.org.

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