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Get To Know Us 2018-02-09T03:37:26+00:00
GET TO KNOW US

Our Mission

Our Vision
A South Carolina where everyone is equal. 

Our Mission
To secure equal civil and human rights for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender South Carolinians and their families.

About Us

Since its founding in 2002, SC Equality has consistently worked to advance civil and human rights for LGBT South Carolinians and their families.

To fulfill this mission, SC Equality refers to three partner organizations:

South Carolina Equality, Inc. (SCE)

South Carolina Equality Coalition, Inc. (SCEC)

SC Equality PAC (SCE PAC).

We tirelessly lobby the South Carolina General Assembly, executive branch, and local governments, broadcast LGBT news, stories and content, and mobilize our communities on issues that matter most to you, including marriage equality, parental rights, inclusive anti-bullying policies, employment discrimination, hate violence, privacy rights, sexuality education, adoption, domestic partnerships, and HIV/AIDS.

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Our History

It all began at Middleton Plantation in Charleston.

In February 2002, thirty gay and lesbian leaders and community allies from across South Carolina gathered in Charleston at Middleton Plantation to talk about the state of our state. It was at this historic meeting that SC Equality was formed.

That meeting (thanks to the efforts of Linda Ketner) was the first time so many representatives from all over the state came together. For three days, the group discussed the status of the LGBT community, the weaknesses of our community organizing, the strengths in our existing organizations, and the serious need for legislative advocacy, political power, and statewide coordination.

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Founders of SC Equality

Group of lesbian and gay leaders gathered at Middleton Plantation in Charleston (February, 2002).

Our Leadership

Our Staff

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Careers and Internships

SC Equality works to secure equal rights and justice for lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) South Carolinians. The SC Equality family of organizations includes the education and outreach organization SC Equality, Inc., the political advocacy organization SC Equality Coalition, Inc., and the South Carolina political action committee SC EqualityPAC.

SC Equality is an equal employment opportunity employer. We encourage applications from all interested persons.

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Student Ambassadors

We are on the lookout for student leaders in grades 8-12 during the 2017-2018 school year who are interested in sharing their stories in all kinds of media – from print, radio and TV, to Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and more.

As a student ambassador, you’ll have access to exclusive online training and workshops on telling your story, political advocacy, blogging, write op-eds for newspapers, creating web video, and more. You and your work will be featured on SC Equality’s website, blog, YouTube channel, and social media profiles. We will also work with you to share your story with a wider audience.

Select Student Ambassadors will also be invited to attend our Safe Schools Summit in 2018, you’ll learn about SC Equality’s safe schools work as you participate in workshops and gain valuable spokesperson experience through media coaching, blogging and sharing your story.

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Today’s youth are the hopes and dreams of the future of the LGBTQ movement.

Media Resources

HELPING THE MEDIA TELL OUR STORY

Media Kits are available.  To obtain a quote, request an interview or gather information about SC Equality, click on Media Resources.

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Is your organization or group eager to learn more about issues of Equality?

Make change happen by hosting a speaker and sharing information with your colleagues, neighbors, fellow congregants and equality supporters.

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CHANGE A LIFE TODAY

As long as injustice & inequality persist, and LGBTQ youth are bullied in schools across South Carolina, none of us can truly rest. It doesn’t take much to change a life, Get in touch today and start making the difference.

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