The Guild's January Meeting

Thursday, January 11, 2018

6:00PM Social/Network time
7:00 PM Program

The Capital City Club
1201 Main Street, 25th Floor
Columbia SC

Please join us for The SC Gay & Lesbian Business Guild’s January meeting -- January 11th at The Capital City Club at 1201 Main Street, 25th Floor!

Our program will be with Sheila Morris as she hosts a roundtable with special guests who are featured in her new book, "Southern Perspectives on the Queer Movement: Committed to Home". Our special guest panelists will be Harriet Hancock, Candace Chellew-Hodge, Ed Madden, Nekki Shutt, Teresa Williams and Michael Haigler! Sheila conducted interviews with these, among other, prominent South Carolina GLBT folks who helped affect change from the beginning of the Pride movement to the present.

Barnes and Noble will be at the meeting selling Sheila's new book. And, of c...ourse, Sheila, Harriet, Ed, Nekki and Teresa will be available to sign any books bought there or elsewhere.

This is sure to be a treat, so don’t miss this special evening with The Guild!

Released December 15, 2017, in "Southern Perspectives on the Queer Movement: Committed to Home", Sheila R. Morris has collected essays by South Carolinians who explore their gay identities and activism from the emergence of the HIV-AIDS pandemic to the realization of marriage equality in the state thirty years later. Each of the volume's nineteen essays addresses an aspect of gay life, from hesitant coming-out acts in earlier decades to the creation of grassroots organizations. All the contributors have taken public roles in the gay rights movement. The diverse voices include a banker, a drag queen from a family of prominent Spartanburg Democrats, a marching minister who grew up along the Edisto River, a former Catholic priest and his tugboat dispatcher husband from Long Island, the owner of a feminist bookstore, a Hispanic American who interned for Republican strategist Lee Atwater, a philanthropist politician from Faith, North Carolina, and a straight attorney recognized as the "Mother of Pride" who became active in 1980, when she learned her son was gay.

You may also order Sheila’s book at Amazon at

** Dress is Business Casual for the Meeting **

6PM: Social/Networking + Food + Bar

7PM: Program

You do not have to own a business to join The Guild. One of the many benefits of membership includes finding out which businesses are LGBT friendly.

* Please Note: The donation at the door for non-members is $10. If you are thinking of joining the The SC Gay and Lesbian Business Guild and want to attend as a visitor, you will receive a voucher for the $10 that will count towards a Guild membership.

** Metered street parking available around the Capitol Center building (must pay meter until 6:00 PM). Also, the entrance to the City of Columbia parking garage used by Capitol Center guests (available for a fee) is at 1100 Lady Street. Please park in any unreserved space on the 4th floor and above. The entrance to the building is on the 2nd level of the garage.

Thank you, as always, for your support of The Guild, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

The Capital City Club
1201 Main Street, 25th Floor
Columbia SC

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