Harriet Hancock

Harriet Hancock speaking at a podium.

Harriet Hancock. Image courtesy of Columbia City of Women.

(1936-) Columbia, SC native Harriet Daniels Hancock is a pioneer LGBTQ activist in South Carolina. As an attorney, she prioritized legal work for LGBTQ rights, and in 1990, she organized and led the first Pride March down Main Street. She also helped establish the first LGBTQ community center, which was renamed in her honor in 2005.