CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Alliance for Full Acceptance will embark on a new project entitled “LGBTQ Stories” in 2018.

The initiative’s goal is to secure recorded videos of LGBTQ community members who are willing to share their stories with the public. Alliance volunteers will go out into the community to facilitate this project.

The videos will help create visibility and personalize the things that LGBTQ individuals experience on a daily basis, the organization shared. They are seeking volunteers to participate in the project that will capture historically the views and lives of those whom they tape.

Story themes can center on but are not limited to coming out, relationships with family, life in South Carolina versus places where one has lived, as well as involvement in the community.

Email to express interest.

In other news, the organization is conducting a survey to capture members’ ideas on meeting topics for 2018, including selection of speakers and events. Visit to join in.


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