As Pride Month is extended from June into September in the Carolinas, several towns and cities are gearing up to celebrate the lives of LGBTQ individuals. Not only that, visitors can enjoy these environs as a getaway while the weather is still on the warm side.
The Alliance for Full Acceptance (AFFA) has responded to the murder of Denali Berries Stuckey, a local transgender woman, on July 20. AFFA, Charleston Pride, We Are Family, Charleston Area Transgender Support, Charleston Black Pride, SC Equality and other community leaders organized a vigil in Stuckey’s memory on July 22 at the Equality Hub space.
SC Equality and partners South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault and the Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network, announced they are in full support of the State of South Carolina’s efforts to have the Criminal Domestic Violence (CDV) statute corrected to cover all unmarried victims of CDV whether they are gay or straight and have filed an amicus brief, the 8th annual Charleston Pride will be held from Sept. 23-24 and the Grand Strand Pride 2017 celebration was a big success, said its organizers, and it surpassed their expectations.
The Alliance for Full Acceptance (AFFA) has announced that it has hired Chase Glenn as its new executive director, the Girls Rock Camp’s 7th Annual Showcase will be held on July 1, Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) Charleston welcomed a new minister to its congregation during an installation worship service on June 25 and Affinity Health Center announced that Glenda Elder was awarded with South Carolina’s Clinical Support Staff of the Year by the South Carolina Primary Health Care Association