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LGBTQ ISSUES IN SOUTH CAROLINA

SC Equality represents a large and diverse group of individuals across South Carolina on a wide array of issues. Some of the core issues that we have focused include safe schools for LGBT students, workplace fairness and employment protections, public safety, parental and adoption rights, marriage equality, and HIV / AIDS and other health related issues.

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Make your contribution today and join a grassroots force of supporters standing together for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer equality.

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KNOW YOUR
RIGHTS

SC Equality often receives questions from LGBT South Carolinians who ask – What can I do to protect myself and my family? We know that as both policies and attitudes continue to evolve around our state and country, it is important that you and your family know what resources are available to you in our state. That is why we have developed the Know Your Rights campaign.

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EQUALITY MEANS BUSINESS

DIVERSITY IS GOOD FOR BUSINESS
Equality Means Business was formed to spotlight major employers in South Carolina that have adopted comprehensive non-discrimination polices and have demonstrated their commitment to valuing and pro-actively including all employees.

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GSA
NETWORK

The SC GSA Network is the only National GSA Network member in the Palmetto State. We provide the education, support and crisis management needs of all South Carolina’s High School GSAs.

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Complete List of National, State and Local Resources

As part of our mission, the SC EQUALITY produces the LGBT Resource Guides in many categories. These categories include Housing, Legal Services, Healthcare, and many more. These Guides have been developed in order to help LGBTQ South Carolinians and their friends and families identify resources that are competent, safe, welcoming, and LGBT culturally sensitive.

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Complete List of National, State and Local Resources

As part of our mission, the SC EQUALITY produces the LGBT Resource Guides in many categories. These categories include Housing, Legal Services, Healthcare, and many more. These Guides have been developed in order to help LGBTQ South Carolinians and their friends and families identify resources that are competent, safe, welcoming, and LGBT culturally sensitive.

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FIGHTING FOR
TRANSGENDER RIGHTS

Transgender people suffer persistent inequalities in aspects of life. They experience rampant workplace discrimination, may be met with challenges to their parental relationships, lack sufficient access to quality healthcare free from discrimination and face difficulties in obtaining appropriate name and gender designations on their identity documents.

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YOUR FAITH
AND LGBTQ
INCLUSION

Faith has this almost unparalleled ability to bring people from all walks of life together in the name of love. LGBT people of faith need to be respected and included in their faith communities, just as they need respect and acceptance in wider society. Building an equal society is about ensuring everyone in that society can access equality. We cannot leave people behind, we must ensure we are standing for and by everyone in our community.

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TEST DRIVING
EQUALITY
IN S.C.

In 2012, South Carolina became the second state with a pro-equality license plate. Maryland was the first in 2008. The license plate was created as a way of allowing residents of South Carolina to publicly display their support of community, culture and policy that encourages and advocates for equal treatment for all South Carolinians, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

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FIGHTING FOR
TRANSGENDER RIGHTS

Transgender people suffer persistent inequalities in aspects of life. They experience rampant workplace discrimination, may be met with challenges to their parental relationships, lack sufficient access to quality healthcare free from discrimination and face difficulties in obtaining appropriate name and gender designations on their identity documents.

Learn More

YOUR FAITH
AND LGBTQ
INCLUSION

Faith has this almost unparalleled ability to bring people from all walks of life together in the name of love. LGBT people of faith need to be respected and included in their faith communities, just as they need respect and acceptance in wider society. Building an equal society is about ensuring everyone in that society can access equality. We cannot leave people behind, we must ensure we are standing for and by everyone in our community.

Learn More

TEST DRIVING
EQUALITY
IN S.C.

In 2012, South Carolina became the second state with a pro-equality license plate. Maryland was the first in 2008. The license plate was created as a way of allowing residents of South Carolina to publicly display their support of community, culture and policy that encourages and advocates for equal treatment for all South Carolinians, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

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LET’S END BULLYING IN S.C. NOW.

Imagine if every child went to sleep without fearing what the next day would bring.

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Imagine if every child went to sleep without fearing what the next day would bring.

LET’S END BULLYING IN S.C. NOW.

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Latest News

What’s your voting plan in November?

October 2nd, 2020|

We're 32 days until the most important election of our lifetime. What's your plan? The deadline to Register to Vote online is Sunday, Oct. 4th! COLUMBIA, SC - Voting should never be a confusing process, but with the spread COVID-19, we know that many South Carolinians still have questions about how to vote in the November 3rd [...]

There’s still time.

October 1st, 2020|

There's still time. COLUMBIA, SC -- We know one of the last things on your mind today is the 2020 Census. I get it. You, like so many others, are probably still trying to recover from that train wreck (disguised as a presidential debate) Tuesday night. However, there is one very important task we all need to complete every [...]

Celebrities turn out to raise money for SC Equality PAC

September 23rd, 2020|

Celebrities turn out to raise money for SC Equality PAC COLUMBIA, SC - Celebrities turn out for a LIVE Virtual Fundraiser OUT AND VOTING to raise money for SC Equality PAC, the political action committee of SC Equality, on Thursday, October 14, 2020 at 7:30PM. Ty Herndon, Country Music Artist [...]

House Returns to Take Up Voter Safety in November

September 15th, 2020|

House Returns to Take Up Voter Safety in November Tuesday, September 15, 2020 COLUMBIA, SC - SC Equality is back at the Statehouse as the the House returns today at noon to take up H.5305, the bill amended in the Senate to protect general election voters during the pandemic. The very important positive aspects of the bill are [...]

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Latest News

What’s your voting plan in November?

October 2nd, 2020|

We're 32 days until the most important election of our lifetime. What's your plan? The deadline to Register to Vote online is Sunday, Oct. 4th! COLUMBIA, SC - Voting should never be a confusing process, but with the spread COVID-19, we know that many South Carolinians still have questions about how to vote in the November 3rd [...]

There’s still time.

October 1st, 2020|

There's still time. COLUMBIA, SC -- We know one of the last things on your mind today is the 2020 Census. I get it. You, like so many others, are probably still trying to recover from that train wreck (disguised as a presidential debate) Tuesday night. However, there is one very important task we all need to complete every [...]

Celebrities turn out to raise money for SC Equality PAC

September 23rd, 2020|

Celebrities turn out to raise money for SC Equality PAC COLUMBIA, SC - Celebrities turn out for a LIVE Virtual Fundraiser OUT AND VOTING to raise money for SC Equality PAC, the political action committee of SC Equality, on Thursday, October 14, 2020 at 7:30PM. Ty Herndon, Country Music Artist [...]

House Returns to Take Up Voter Safety in November

September 15th, 2020|

House Returns to Take Up Voter Safety in November Tuesday, September 15, 2020 COLUMBIA, SC - SC Equality is back at the Statehouse as the the House returns today at noon to take up H.5305, the bill amended in the Senate to protect general election voters during the pandemic. The very important positive aspects of the bill are [...]

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