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Spartanburg students essay on transphobia sparks lawsuit

Mother, Daughter Are Both Advocates of LGBTQ Rights

A mother in Spartanburg County, South Carolina is suing the school district, school and principal after her daughter’s essay on LGBTQ rights was deemed “age-inappropriate” by the elementary school’s principal, Elizabeth Foster.

An unlikely advocate for gay rights emerges

LGBT History Month: America’s First Equality Governor

In April of 1975, a groundbreaking event occurred in the fight for gay and lesbian equal rights. In Pennsylvania, a state not generally known for liberal politics, a courageous and progressive governor, Milton J. Shapp, signed an executive order that banned discrimination in state government.

Charlotte’s Equality March contributes to national movement

One of over 100 concurrent marches for pride and protest

The local incarnation of the national Equality March for Unity and Pride movement took place on June 11 and consisted of hundreds upon hundreds of Charlotteans supporting minority rights. Washington, D.C.’s central Equality March amassed thousands of protestors from all across the country.