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Transgender Remembrance commemorations held today

National remembrance day to be marked across the Carolinas

Community organizations across the Carolinas will commemorate the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day organizers say is meant to honor the memory of transgender men and women who have lost their lives to violence and hatred.

South Carolina: Holiday party slated

Carolinas News Notes

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina Black Pride will hold its 2nd Annual Red Rendezvous on Dec. 14, 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m., at the Columbia Music Festival Association, 912 Pulaski St.

InFocus: 2012 Community Assessment Survey

QNotes publishes its annual survey of community non-profit organizations’ budgets, strengths, needs and concerns. In a show of community-wide transparency and accountability, nearly every organization queried for the project opted to participate in the annual survey.

Food tops SCBP Sunday

Carolinas News Notes

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina Black Pride has announced its 4th Annual Soul Food Sunday on Nov. 18, 6-9 p.m., at the Harriet Hancock LGBT Center, 1108 Woodrow St.

Wilson tapped as new SC Equality executive director

Board chair extols Wilson's experience and passion

Longtime activist and volunteer Ryan Wilson has been named the new executive director of SC Equality, the statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocacy and education organization in the Palmetto State.

Former Santorum staffer, Citadel cadet accused in sexual misconduct

Two cadets say older student acted inappropriately, once on trip to Conservative Action Political Conference in Washington, D.C.

A former Rick Santorum campaign aide is being accused of sexually harassing two younger cadets while he was a student at The Citadel. The accusations allege that Steven Munoz, now 23 years old and a graduate of the academy, used his authority over the younger cadets, then freshman, to make unwanted sexual advances.

SC Equality exec to step down

Group announces creation of new political action committee

The executive director of advocacy and education group SC Equality has resigned. Christine Johnson, a former Utah lawmaker who joined the group two years ago, will leave the organization effective in October.