The Holy City may have another reason to celebrate as Charleston Pride Festival kicks off with plenty of glitter and rainbow attire galore. In December 2014, Profound Rivers Productions will launch BEAU Magazine, Charleston’s first LGBT magazine. BEAU Magazine will be an advertisement-based, free, quarterly publication that will be on stands starting in December.

“Most people love reading about other people, especially if it’s uplifting, exciting, and empowering. I’ve been watching some of the most amazing stories emerging from this community, and their stories will blow your mind. I not only urge people to read BEAU Magazine, I also encourage them to become involved,” says Maria Rivers, publisher of BEAU Magazine. “The voice and expression of BEAU Magazine will be molded by the communities’ involvement. I also challenge anyone who may be unfamiliar with the LGBT lifestyle to read BEAU Magazine. They just may walk away with a positive perspective of their fellow Charlestonians.”