SOUTH CAROLINA LGBTQ+ RESOURCES

We have compiled this listing to help those in the LGBTQ+ community find quality care and support services within their local communities.

PFLAG Spartanburg provides this list of resources as a service. We do not control the content or privacy policies of these websites and assume no responsibility for them. We have attempted to provide a thorough and inclusive directory of interest to our community.

If you would like to suggest an organization be included in this listing, please contact us at info@pflagspartanburg.org, and we will consider your request.

HOTLINES

  • 1-866-4-U-TREVOR – LGBTQI Youth Suicide Hotline

  • 864-582-1100 – Local Spartanburg Suicide Hotline

  • 1-800-322-AIDS (2437) – South Carolina AIDS/STD Hotline

  • 864 271 8888 – 24/7 Crisis Line

  • 800 291 2139 – 24/7 Crisis Line – Safe Harbor

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HOTLINES

  • 1-800-322-AIDS (2437) – South Carolina AIDS/STD Hotline

  • 864 271 8888 – 24/7 Crisis Line

  • 800 291 2139 – 24/7 Crisis Line – Safe Harbor

FIND A CHAPTER

SOUTH CAROLINA LGBTQ+ RESOURCES

We have compiled this listing to help those in the LGBTQ+ community find quality care and support services within their local communities.

PFLAG Spartanburg provides this list of resources as a service. We do not control the content or privacy policies of these websites and assume no responsibility for them. We have attempted to provide a thorough and inclusive directory of interest to our community.

If you would like to suggest an organization be included in this listing, please contact us at info@pflagspartanburg.org, and we will consider your request.

Suggested Reading

NOW THAT YOU KNOW
What Every Parent Should Know
About Homosexuality
Betty Fairchild & Nancy Haywood

BEYOND ACCEPTANCE
(Parents of Lesbians and Gays
Talk About Their Experiences)
Carolyn Griffin, et al, 1986

PARENTS MATTER
Ann Miller

LOVING SOMEONE GAY
Don Clark, Ph.D., 1987

PRAYERS FOR BOBBY
(A mother coming to terms with
the suicide of her gay son)
Leroy Aarons, 1995

WHEN SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS GAY
Susan and David Cohen, 1989

FRIENDS AND FAMILY
(True Stories Of Gay
America’s Straight Allies)
Dan Woog, 1999

THE NEW LOVING SOMEONE GAY
Don Clark

DIFFERENT DAUGHTERS
(A Book By Mothers of Lesbians)
Louise Rafkin, 1987

STRAIGHT PARENTS, GAY CHILDREN
Keeping Families Together
Robert A. Bernstein

THE FAMILY HEART
(A Memoir Of When Our Son
Came Out)
Rob Forman Dew, 1994

FAMILY OUTING
Chastity Bono / Billie Fitzpatrick
1998

THE BELOVED AND BENT
(Families Learning To Accept
Lesbians and gays)
Dr. Pam Allen-Thompson /
Di Allen-Thompson, 1996

A JOURNEY TO MORIAH
Rhea Murray with Gary Pool

REFLECTIONS OF A ROCK LOBSTER (A Story About Growing Up Gay) Aaron Fricke, 1995

BRIDGES OF RESPECT Katherine Whitlock

OUTING YOURSELF Michelangelo Signorile, 1995

COMING OUT TO PARENTS (A Two-Way Survival Guide For Lesbians and Gay Men and Their Parents) Mary V. Borhek, 1993

COMING OUT: AN ACT OF LOVE Rob Eichberg

THIS I KNOW
Jim Dant (Pastor First Baptist Greenville)

TAKING A CHANCE ON GOD
John J. McNeill

ON BEING GAY
(Thoughts On Family, Faith and Love)
Brian McNaught

IS THE HOMOSEXUAL MY
NEIGHBOR?
Scanzoni & Mollenkott

RESCUING THE BIBLE
FROM FUNDAMENTALISM
Bishop John ShelBy Spong, 1991

THE CHURCH
AND THE HOMOSEXUAL
John McNeill, 1993

WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS
ABOUT HOMOSEXUALITY
Daniel Helminiak, 1994

LIVING IN SIN?
A BISHOP RETHINKS HOMOSEXUALITY
John ShelBy Spong, 1988

HOLY HOMOSEXUALS
(The Truth About Being Gay
or Lesbian and Christian)
Michael S. Piazza, 1994

JUST AS I AM
(A Practical Guide to Being Out,
Proud and Christian)
Rev. Robert Williams, 1992

PASTOR I AM GAY
Rev. Howard H. Bess, 1995

THE NEW TESTAMENT
AND HOMOSEXUALITY
Robin Scroggs, 1983

STRANGER AT THE GATE:
To Be Gay And Christian In America
Rev. Mel White, 1995

THE PREACHER’S SON
Marc Adams, 1996

WHEN SOMEONE YOU LOVE HAS AIDS
Betty Clare Moffatt

WHEN SOMEONE YOU KNOW HAS AIDS
A Book Of Hope For Family And Friends
Leonard Martelli, et al

MY OWN COUNTRY
(A Doctor’s Story)
Abraham Verghese, 1994

BREAKING THE SURFACE
Greg Louganis

BI ANY OTHER NAME:
BISEXUAL PEOPLE SPEAK OUT
Loraine Hutchins/Lani Kaahumanu (eds.)
1991

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE CLOSET:
THE COMING OUT CRISIS FOR
STRAIGHT SPOUSES AND FAMILIES
Amity Pierce, 1994

A Place at the Table
By Bruce Bawer

Am I Blue,
Edited By Marion Dane Bauer, 1994 – fiction (Coming Out From The Silence)

And Say Hi To Joyce
By Deb Price and Joyce Murdoch, 1995 (America’s First Gay Columnist Comes Out)

Becoming a Man
By Paul Monette, 1992 (Half A Life Story)

The Best Little Boy In The World
By John Reid, 1976

Family Values
By Phyllis Burke, 1993 (A Lesbian Mothers Fight for Her Son)

Gay Issues In The Workplace
By Brian McNaught, 1993

Growing Up Gay
Edited By Bennett L. Singer, 1994 (Stories From People On Growing Up Gay)

Is It A Choice?
By Eric Marcus, 1993 (Answers To 300 of the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Gays and Lesbians)

Mother and Son
By Michael Sledge, 1995 (A Memoir)

Not Like Other Boys: Growing Up Gay: a Mother and a Son look back
By Marlene Fanta Shyer and Christopher Shyer, 1996

Serving In Silence
By Margarethe Cammermeyer, 1994

Uncommon Heroes
By Phillip Sherman

Southern Equality has put together a resource guide for transgender individuals in the south.

Download Trans in the South

BestColleges.com has put together these resources to help LGBTQ+ students find the right college for them

Student Experience Guide
Best Colleges by State
Importance of College Safezones
Trans in the South Guide
Top LGBTQ Friendly Colleges in US

Serving Across South Carolina

Uplift LGBTQ Youth Outreach Center
Pride Link LGBTQ organization
Rainbow Support Group SC

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Local Resources

YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS

Uplift Outreach Center 864 381 7234

COUNSELORS / THERAPISTS

Spartanburg

Landa Basham, Ed.S, LMFT 864-585-5010

Cindy Cartee, LLC 864-529-0005

Peggy Hamrick, CSW 864-598-9461

Heidi Moss, CSW, Work / Therapist, LISW-CP, CEDS 864-810-1234

Mary Underwood, LISW-CP 864-266-0634

Gabrielle Leopard, LMFT, Ed.S 864 583-5969

Elizabeth Pratt MDIV,EDS, LMFT 864-649-6272

Shelby Albright, LMFT 864-513-6394

Ana Kelley 864-580-6777

Theresa Gomes 864-663-2218

Sabrina Richardson, LMFT 864-464-9029

Lisa “Daisy” Judd, LISW-CP 864-990-5990

Greenville

Nilly Barr, M.S. LPC 864 334-8134

Dr. Denise Crockett 864-232-6216

Martha Durham, PhD. 864-232-2212

Charlotte Hall, LMFT 864-384-2388

Shoray Kirk, PhD, LPC 864-916-1466

Carol Mitchell, MSN 864-676-9211

Terry Molnar, PHD 864-485-5944

Hadley Mullen, MSW, LISW-CP 864-467-3434

Dr. Jeffrey Smith 864-676-9211

Surrounding Areas

Stacey Jackson, LPC, Pacolet 864-398-9322

Marla Libby, M. Ed,. LPC, Mauldin 864-280-7077

Dr. Peter Tripp, DD, DMin, ThD – Grief Counseling 864-764-8736

Lindsey K Hill, M. Ed, LPC, Travelers Rest 864-525-4790

ENDOCRINOLOGISTS

Spartanburg

Dr. Paige Gault by referral only
864-560-6419 (Spartanburg)
864-849-9336 (Greer)

Greenville

Dr. Molly Benedum 864-455-7800

Charleston

Dr. Deborah Bowlby, MD, MSc 843-876-0444

Dr. Beatrice Hull 843-863-0088

GENERAL PRACTITIONERS

Spartanburg

Dr. Richmond Allen 864-256-0004

Dr. Eric Marler 864-253-8140

Dr. Jessica Heintzelman, D.O. (SRHS) 864-253-8140

Greenville

Dr. Kathy Benson 864-286-9050 [offers HRT after Endo visit]

Dr. Lindsey Cecil 864-286-9050

Dean A. Vicario, NP 864-234-5800

Surrounding Areas

Family Medicine – Five Forks (SRHS)
Dr. Raymond Romano, Simpsonville 864-849-9170

Dr. Michelle Archer, Irmo 864-732-8370 [offers HRT]

DENTISTS

Carolina General & Cosmetic Dentistry
Dr. Katherine Nicholson, Spartanburg 864-577-9400

LEGAL PROFESSIONALS

Spartanburg

Ricky Harris 864-591-7250

Ginger Goforth 864-594-5300

Greenville

Margaret Chamberlin 864-250-0505

JJ Andrighetti 864-370-8222

Sarah E. Brown 864-370-8222

Erin Culbertson 864-370-8222

John M. Mussetto 864-283-0040

Surrounding Areas

Melissa Burnette, Columbia  803-251-0202

CHURCHES

*Welcoming **Welcoming & Affirming

Spartanburg

Spartanburg Unitarian Universalist** 864-585-9230

Fernwood Baptist* 864-582-7467

Greenville

Greenville UU Fellowship** 864-271-4863

First Baptist Greenville** 864-233-2527

Surrounding Areas

Unity Church of Greenville, Taylors 864-292-6499

New Day Christian Community** Greer 864-879-3097

HIV Care

Piedmont Care, Spartanburg 864-582-7733

AID Upstate, Greenville 864-250-0607

SC HIV/AIDS Council, Columbia 803-254-6644

Palmetto AIDS Life Support, Charleston 803-779-7257

Local Resources

COUNSELORS / THERAPISTS

Spartanburg

Landa Basham, Ed.S, LMFT 864-585-5010

Cindy Cartee, LLC 864-529-0005

Peggy Hamrick, CSW 864-598-9461

Heidi Moss, CSW, Work / Therapist, LISW-CP, CEDS 864-810-1234

Mary Underwood, LISW-CP 864-266-0634

Gabrielle Leopard, LMFT, Ed.S  864 583-5969

Elizabeth Pratt MDIV,EDS, LMFT 864-649-6272

Shelby Albright, LMFT 864-513-6394

Ana Kelley 864-580-6777

Theresa Gomes 864-663-2218

Sabrina Richardson, LMFT 864-464-9029

Lisa “Daisy” Judd, LISW-CP 864-990-5990

Greenville

Nilly Barr, M.S. LPC 864 334-8134

Dr. Denise Crockett 864-232-6216

Martha Durham, PhD. 864-232-2212

Charlotte Hall, LMFT 864-384-2388

Shoray Kirk, PhD, LPC 864-916-1466

Carol Mitchell, MSN 864-676-9211

Terry Molnar, PHD 864-485-5944

Hadley Mullen, MSW, LISW-CP 864-467-3434

Dr. Jeffrey Smith 864-676-9211

Surrounding Areas

Stacey Jackson, LPC, Pacolet 864-398-9322

Marla Libby, M. Ed,. LPC, Mauldin 864-280-7077

Dr. Peter Tripp, DD, DMin, ThD – Grief Counseling 864-764-8736

Lindsey K Hill, M. Ed, LPC, Travelers Rest 864-525-4790

ENDOCRINOLOGISTS

Spartanburg

Dr. Paige Gault by referral only
864-560-6419 (Spartanburg)
864-849-9336 (Greer)

Greenville

Dr. Molly Benedum 864-455-7800

Charleston

Dr. Deborah Bowlby, MD, MSc 843-876-0444

Dr. Beatrice Hull 843-863-0088

GENERAL PRACTITIONERS

Spartanburg

Dr. Richmond Allen 864-256-0004

Dr. Eric Marler 864-253-8140

Dr. Jessica Heintzelman, D.O. (SRHS) 864-253-8140

Greenville

Dr. Kathy Benson 864-286-9050 [offers HRT after Endo visit]

Dr. Lindsey Cecil 864-286-9050

Dean A. Vicario, NP 864-234-5800

Surrounding Areas

Family Medicine – Five Forks (SRHS)
Dr. Raymond Romano, Simpsonville 864-849-9170

Dr. Michelle Archer, Irmo 864-732-8370 [offers HRT]

DENTISTS

Carolina General & Cosmetic Dentistry
Dr. Katherine Nicholson, Spartanburg 864-577-9400

LEGAL PROFESSIONALS

Spartanburg

Ricky Harris 864-591-7250

Ginger Goforth 864-594-5300

Greenville

Margaret Chamberlin 864-250-0505

JJ Andrighetti 864-370-8222

Sarah E. Brown 864-370-8222

Erin Culbertson 864-370-8222

John M. Mussetto 864-283-0040

Surrounding Areas

Melissa Burnette, Columbia  803-251-0202

CHURCHES

*Welcoming **Welcoming & Affirming

Spartanburg

Spartanburg Unitarian Universalist** 864-585-9230

Fernwood Baptist* 864-582-7467

Greenville

Greenville UU Fellowship** 864-271-4863

First Baptist Greenville** 864-233-2527

Surrounding Areas

Unity Church of Greenville, Taylors 864-292-6499

New Day Christian Community** Greer 864-879-3097

HIV Care

Piedmont Care, Spartanburg 864-582-7733

AID Upstate, Greenville 864-250-0607

SC HIV/AIDS Council, Columbia 803-254-6644

Palmetto AIDS Life Support, Charleston 803-779-7257

National Advocacy and Support Organizations

CONTACT US

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864 381 8187