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VoteEqualitySC; a mobilization and organizing campaign to get every LGBTQ and allied South Carolinian to cast their vote.

Through a series of live events we will be hosting special guests and discussing issues impacting the lives of the LGBTQ community in South Carolina. VoteEqualitySC will build a visible and powerful LGBTQ and allied bloc to support those that stand on the side of equality and justice.

To achieve full equality for all LGBTQ people, SC Equality is committed to endorsing and supporting openly LGBTQ and pro-equality candidates — up and down the ballot — who will fight for civil rights and social justice.

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2020 LGBTQ VOTER GUIDE

Since 2012, we’ve compiled candidate research and endorsements to help you cast an informed vote. LGBTQ South Carolinians make up a substantial voting block and our voice matters in elections.

Endorsed Candidates

2020 LGBTQ VOTER GUIDE

Since 2012, we’ve compiled candidate research and endorsements to help you cast an informed vote. LGBTQ South Carolinians make up a substantial voting block and our voice matters in elections.

Endorsed Candidates

2020 ELECTION CENTER

Important information on how you can safely and accurately vote in South Carolina Voting in November.

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2020 ELECTION CENTER

Important information on how you can safely and accurately vote in South Carolina Voting in November.

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How we endorse candidates

The importance of electing pro-equality candidates.

OUR ENDORSEMENT PROCESS

There are two forms of endorsements from SC Equality.

SC Equality Coalition: the political advocacy arm of SC Equality. In addition to being the only LGBTQ organization with full-time lobbyist at the Statehouse, it’s second function is to endorse candidates in presidential and congressional elections.

SC Equality PAC: the political action committee of SC Equality and it’s core focus is endorsing pro equality candidates for statewide and local elections in South Carolina.

SC EQUALITY COALITION

SC Equality Coalition plays a lead role in bringing LGBTQ-related issues where they belong – in the mainstream of American politics by endorsing candidates vying for seats in the U.S. Senate, House of Representatives and presidential races during the election season.

SC EQUALITY
PAC

The South Carolina Equality Political Action Committee known as the SC Equality PAC is South Carolina’s statewide organization that advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equality through participation in the electoral process at the state and local level.

OUR ENDORSEMENT PROCESS

There are two forms of endorsements from SC Equality.

SC Equality Coalition: the political advocacy arm of SC Equality. In addition to being the only LGBTQ organization with full-time lobbyist at the Statehouse, it’s second function is to endorse candidates in presidential and congressional elections.

SC Equality PAC: the political action committee of SC Equality and it’s core focus is endorsing pro equality candidates for statewide and local elections in South Carolina.

SC EQUALITY COALITION

SC Equality Coalition plays a lead role in bringing LGBTQ-related issues where they belong – in the mainstream of American politics by endorsing candidates vying for seats in the U.S. Senate, House of Representatives and presidential races during the election season.

SC EQUALITY
PAC

The South Carolina Equality Political Action Committee known as the SC Equality PAC is South Carolina’s statewide organization that advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equality through participation in the electoral process at the state and local level.

2020 Candidates

2020 Candidates

Biden vs.
Trump

Candidates and where they stand on LGBTQ issues.

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CONGRESSIONAL
CANDIDATES

Candidates and where they stand on LGBTQ issues.

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STATE AND LOCAL
CANDIDATES

Candidates and where they stand on LGBTQ issues.

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Biden vs. Trump

Candidates and where they stand on LGBTQ issues.

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CONGRESSIONAL
CANDIDATES

Candidates and where they stand on LGBTQ issues.

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STATE AND LOCAL
CANDIDATES

Candidates and where they stand on LGBTQ issues.

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Voting & COVID-19
How to Vote and Stay Safe

We want you to participate in the political process and stay safe and healthy. Here are ways to do both.

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Voting & COVID
How to Vote and Stay Safe

We want you to participate in the political process and stay safe and healthy. Here are ways to do both.

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VOTING WHILE
TRANSGENDER S.C.

Current voter ID laws present a unique obstacle to voting in local, state, and national elections for transgender and gender non-conforming (GNC) individuals.

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2020 Election
Calendar

Important dates and deadlines for upcoming elections/primaries in 2020.

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Why Our LGBTQ
Vote Matters

THE 2020 LGBT VOTE Preferences and Characteristics of LGBTQ Voters

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VOTING WHILE
TRANSGENDER S.C.

Current voter ID laws present a unique obstacle to voting in local, state, and national elections for transgender and gender non-conforming (GNC) individuals.

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2020 Election
Calendar

Important dates and deadlines for upcoming elections/primaries in 2020.

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Why Our LGBTQ
Vote Matters

THE 2020 LGBT VOTE Preferences and Characteristics of LGBTQ Voters

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Latest News

SOUTH CAROLINA EQUALITY AND GLAAD DETAIL ANTI-LGBTQ RECORD OF SOUTH CAROLINA SENATOR LINDSEY GRAHAM

October 26th, 2020|

SOUTH CAROLINA EQUALITY AND GLAAD DETAIL ANTI-LGBTQ RECORD OF SOUTH CAROLINA SENATOR AND SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN LINDSEY GRAHAM, INCLUDING AS HE LEADS SUPREME COURT CONFIRMATION HEARINGS AND SPREADS FALSE, ANTI-LGBTQ RHETORIC Research from SC Equality and GLAAD reveals at least fifteen attacks against LGBTQ people in policy and rhetoric from Sen. Graham throughout [...]

GLAAD & SC EQUALITY CONDEMNS FULL SENATE VOTE ON CONFIRMATION OF JUDGE AMY CONEY BARRETT

October 26th, 2020|

GLAAD & SC EQUALITY CONDEMNS FULL SENATE VOTE ON CONFIRMATION OF JUDGE AMY CONEY BARRETT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Barbara Simon Head of News and Campaigns, GLAAD bsimon@glaad.org GLAAD CONDEMNS FULL SENATE VOTE ON CONFIRMATION OF JUDGE AMY CONEY BARRETT TO THE U.S. SUPREME COURT: “HER RECORD AGAINST LGBTQ FAMILIES AND RIGHTS HAS NO PLACE IN [...]

Only 8 Days Left. What’s Your Plan?

October 26th, 2020|

We're 8 days until the most important election of our lifetime. What's your plan? 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 General Election. SC Equality has compiled information to help ensure you make [...]

HOLD LINDSEY GRAHAM ACCOUNTABLE

October 22nd, 2020|

TAKE ACTION NOW TELL SENATOR LINDSEY GRAHAM WE ARE GOING TO USE HIS WORDS AGAINST HIM AND DEMAND THAT SENATOR TIM SCOTT VOTE NO ON JUDGE AMY CONEY BARRETT'S NOMINATION TO THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT. TAKE ACTION NOW Today, Senator Graham held true with his promise to ramrod the nomination of Judge Amy [...]

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