Come join us at one of our monthly gatherings.

Understanding the B & T in LGBTQ

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Reformation Lutheran

Transgender activist Dayna Smith and bisexuality educator Miles Joyner joined us discuss transgender and bisexual issues, including updates on terminology, vocabulary, pronouns, and current challenges.

LGBTQ Interfaith Issues

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Beth Shalom Synaguge

Our panel of clergy and religious professionals from a variety of faiths discussed LGBTQ issues and faith traditions. Panelists included Rev. Jackie Utley, senior pastor of Ascension Lutheran Church in Columbia; Rev. Judith L. Myers, pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Fellowship; and Jonathan Case, rabbi for Beth Shalom Synagogue.

LGBTQ Impact On the Arts

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Ebenezer Lutheran Church

Local arts community members Ed Madden, Patrick Hawkins, and Kari Lebby joined us to discuss their work in different artistic genres and how their work interesects with LGBTQ identities and communities.

~Telling our OWN Stories~

Tuesdsay, April 24, 2018

Seven Oaks Presbyterian Church

Openings members John Evans and Reverend Brenda Kneece shared engaging, thought provoking, and heartwarming stories of their lives and journeys.

Author Panel

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Jubilee! Circle

Sheila Morris, author and editor of “Southern Perspectives on the Queer Movement: Committed to Home,” and contributors Candace Chellew-Hodge, Dick Hubbard, Tom Summers, and Michael Haigler discussed their stories and essays for this important collection.

SC Legislative Update

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Reformation Lutheran Church

Jeff Ayers of SC Equality joined us to discuss LGBTQ issues and legislation in the South Carolina General Assembly.

2018 Kickoff

Tuesday, January 23, 2017

Shandon Presbyterian Church

Our members met to kick off 2018 and -- more importantly -- we elected Openings officers for the first time!! During our meal we held breakout sessions for our membership to discuss our path forward as a group in the areas of creating a 501(c)3, involvement in SC Pride, programs planning, meals, and meeting logistics.