Welcome to Openings

Who Are We?

We are a supportive and welcoming network of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons and straight allies coming from diverse spiritual traditions to open hearts, minds, and doors

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Welcoming South Carolina Faith Communities

Are you looking for a church home? Visit our directory of welcoming and inclusive churches and faith communities.

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Join us at our October gathering

MONDAY, October 16, 2017

7:00 - 9:00 PM

Location: Columbia Museum of Art

1515 Main St., Columbia, SC


Transform Forum & Reception

A panel of transgender people in the community will discuss trans*-related issues prevalent in South Carolina. Join Ken Ochua, Amanda Price, Miles Joyner, Ansley Pope, and Octavia Jones as they examine issues they have dealt with and the positive changes that are being made.


Note: OPENINGS usually meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month, but we are changing this month to attend and support this Forum and SC Pride. There is no charge and no meal this month, but there will be light refreshments. See Pride’s Facebook Event for more info: Trans*form Forum & Reception

Welcoming Organizations

Within many faith organizations and religious denominations, there are movements that support full inclusion of LGBTQ persons in the life of that community. Most of these inclusive movements are not part of the religious denomination's or faith organization's official structure, but they are working to change policies. In addition, they provide support to LGBTQ persons within their churches.

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