Spartanburg LGBTQ+ Youth Support Group (Anchoring Within)
Support groups for LGBTQ+ youth. Ages 16-19 meet the first Monday of each month at 7:00 pm. at Anchoring Within.
Ages 12-15 meet the first Thursday of each month at SCC Downtown Campus (parental consent required). Visit AnchoringWithinLLC.com for more info.
PFLAG Spartanburg offers an adult peer support group the first Thursday of each month at SCC Downtown Campus.
Pride Link (Greenville)
Working to improve the quality of life for all LGBTQ+ people in Upstate, South Carolina. Pride Link operates a mobile outreach center for LGBTQ people.
Gender Benders (Greenville)
Gender Benders strives to create a safe and supportive space for transgender, GNC, LGBT*, and allied individuals by connecting folks through friendships, providing support through resources, and initiating trans-inclusive community change through social action.
Time Out Youth (Charlotte, NC)
Time Out Youth Center is a place where you can experience a sense of belonging and community. Whether you are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, a straight ally – or just don’t want to be labeled, you will be welcomed here.
Harriet Hancock Center (Columbia)
Youth OUTLOUD has been a safe space for LGBT youth and their allies in the Midlands since 2008. The Teen Support Group (ages 14-19) meets every 1st and 3rd Sunday from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.
We Are Family (Charleston)
As an organization that offers ongoing support to queer communities, WAF understands that we must acknowledge and address how a wide variety of social issues including healthcare access and homelessness impact the people we serve.
Local HIV/AIDS Testing
Piedmont Care (Spartanburg)
Piedmont Care is the nonprofit, 501(c)3, organization providing HIV and AIDS care, prevention and advocacy in Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union counties of South Carolina. We provide services to HIV+ people and their families and prevention/education services to the community.
Local Health Resources
Prisma Health Adolescent Medicine 864-522-4888
Adolescent Medicine, part of Prisma Health* Children’s Hospital-Upstate, is a new specialty practice focusing on the health of adolescents, ages 10-25. Services offered include: reproductive / sexual health, general adolescent gynecology, LGBTO+ care (including cross sex-hormone therapy), eating disorders, mental health and HIV care (including PrEP). A physician referral is required.
CONNECT is an initiative of the Spartanburg Regional Foundation, funded through the Office of Adolescent Health. CONNECT seeks to promote adolescent friendly services, support, and opportunities throughout Spartanburg. Our goal is positive youth outcomes for all adolescents.