Richland Library Amplifies LGBTQ+ Voices for SC Pride Week

Columbia, SC - In support of Famously Hot SC Pride, Richland Library is hosting a virtual conversation with Jodie Patterson, chair of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation Board.

On Wednesday, October 20, at 6:30 p.m. Patterson, an internationally recognized activist/speaker/author, will join registered participants via Zoom for a conversation about identity, gender and parenting. Patterson captures her family’s experience in her books, The Bold World: A Memoir of Family and Transformation and Born Ready: The True Story of a Boy Named Penelope, and will provide a candid discussion in this unique intersection of SC Pride Week and Richland Library’s Let’s Talk Race series.

Participants can register at

Richland Library Main centers the experiences of LGBTQ+ members with impactful quotes from public figures throughout the atrium, supporting the South Carolina Pride community initiative “Brave the Rainbow.” Customers of all ages can browse Pride booklists that amplify the voices of the LGBTQ+ community online and in person. LGBTQ+-related resources such as book reviews and blog posts can be found online at

Visitors to Famously Hot SC Pride’s family-friendly event can join Richland Library for
Drag Storytime with Marty McGuy and Friends at Family Pride on Washington St. at Main. Masks are required during storytime for ages 3+.

Saturday, 10/23: DRAG STORYTIME w/ Marty McGuy and Friends
Noon | Dandy and Felina Fritz
1 p.m. | Dandy and Onya Nerves
2 p.m. | Felina Fritz and Onya Nerves

Remaining actively committed to equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI), Richland Library’s vision is to enhance the quality of life for our entire community and provide customers with unfettered access to resources, services and programs for all.

About Richland Library
Awarded the National Medal in 2017 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Richland Library is a vibrant, contemporary organization that provides resources and information that advance the Midlands. Offering state-of-the-art technology, a variety of literary and cultural programs and 13 bustling facilities located throughout the county, Richland Library provides a truly customizable, modern library experience for residents and visitors alike.

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