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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.

HIV-positive status up in 2018

Carolinas News Notes

In 2018, Palmetto Community Care (PCC) tested almost 1,700 people for HIV, recording 23 new HIV-positive cases. That number was up from 20 new HIV-positive cases in 2017.

Trump allows S.C. child welfare agencies to refuse gay adoptions

Regional News: HHS policy waiver could impact other communities not approved by organizations operating under ‘Christian policy’

The Trump Administration’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) gave an okay on Jan. 23 to allow federally-funded child welfare agencies in South Carolina to refuse services on the basis of religion. The decision came in response to a request made by South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster last year.

World AIDS Day 2018 Events

Honoring those lost and those living with HIV from the community across the Carolinas

Paying respects to those who have been lost to HIV/AIDS is one way to honor their memories.