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HRC, EFI Release 2020 Municipal Equality Index

Beyond the Carolinas

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and the Equality Federation Institute have recently released their Municipal Equality Index that touts a record-setting national average for localities who continue to lead the way on equality, “even in times of national crisis and absent state and federal leadership,” the organizations said.

Our People: Dawn Pugh

Realtor, Mommy, Wife

Darlington, S.C. native Dawn Pugh is a local realtor and certified luxury home marketing specialist. After finding her niche in newly-renovated and constructed residential properties, Pugh established the Dawn Pugh Team real-estate brand by joining Victoria Green and Joe O’Meara.

Breast cancer walks help raise awareness

Monies raised go toward supporting organizations, research, treatment and care

October across the U.S. is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. During this time, communities bring out the pink as participants take to the streets to walk or run to bring awareness to the disease that affects primarily women, and more rarely, men too.

Carolinas overflow with Pride

Festival resource list spans two states, from mountains to sea

It’s that time of the year when the LGBTQ community sets out to celebrate Pride Month. To keep the tradition going, here is a list of the celebrations taking place all over the Carolinas.

South Carolina: Louganis Keynotes, Comedians Perform, Gay Theatre

Carolinas News Notes

The Grand Strand Pride Business Expo and Gala will be held on Aug. 25 with Olympic medalist Greg Louganis as keynote speaker, SC Equality will present a live performance by Sandy and Richard Riccardi on June 23 and Proud Mary Theatre Company has been formed performing LGBTQ-themed stories.

South Carolina: Domestic Violence Brief, Charleston Pride, Pride Success

Carolinas News Notes

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.