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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.

Proud Mary — a step for LGBTQ voices

Theatre group embodies devised performance as its operational model

Just when you’re set to assume Upstate South Carolina would hardly be a hub for LGBTQ community involvement: enter the Proud Mary Theatre Company.

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: AFFA Gala, State Pride, Upstate Pride

Carolinas News Notes

The 2017 Alliance for Full Acceptance Gala, Together for Equality, will be held on Oct. 14, South Carolina Pride, Famously Hot!, will be held from Oct. 20-21 in the state’s capital and Upstate Pride SC has announced that its Pride March & Festival will be held on Nov. 4.

Regional: HRC Index, Diva Pageant

Carolinas News Notes

In its 15th year, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation released its 2017 Corporate Equality Index and Carolinas companies made the grade, and the 2017 National Miss Don’t H8 Diva Pageant, “Down on the Farm,” will be held on June 30, 12 p.m., at Club South 29, 9112 Warren H. Abernathy Hwy., Spartanburg, S.C.

Director to premiere movie at red carpet event in Cary

Film centers around African-American family, HIV/AIDS and the LGBTQ community

Anthony Williams has announced the North Carolina red carpet premiere of his independent film project “Thicker Than Blood” on Feb. 1, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., at The Cary Theatre, 122 E. Chatham St. It is open to the public.