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South Carolina taxpayers set to pay for Moms for Liberty-run charter school

The far-right group is opening a school in the state that will be funded with taxpayer money but won’t have public oversight.

For Families in the South Struggling to Find Gender-Affirming Care, Small Grants Make a Huge Difference

Across the South, families of transgender youth who want to find gender-affirming care for their children are wading through a morass of pending legal cases and being turned away at pharmacies without crucial information on what their rights are.

Missing South Carolina Transgender Woman Found Dead. Her Family Has Questions

Police don’t suspect foul play, but the family wants to know more about the mystery man who was with her when she disappeared.

Tim Scott Bows Out of Presidential Race After Soft-Launching His Girlfriend

Last week, Sen. Tim Scott, a Republican from South Carolina, went public with his girlfriend after rumors swirled about his sexuality. This week, he quit the race to become the Republican Party's presidential nominee.

Neo-Nazi Ex-Soldier Targets Drag Queen Story Hour in North Carolina

Previously, Jarrett William Smith was convicted of disturbing bomb-making instructions and was charged with encouraging the assassination of former presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke.

South Carolina Man Pleads Guilty for Role in Murder of Black Transgender Woman

A second man accused of shooting Pebbles LaDime “Dime” Doe still awaits trial.

Gay Husbands Recreate Decadence Photo 23 Years Later, Proving Queer Love Can Endure

While there’s a lot of tragedy and trauma to go around, here’s a story of enduring gay love. Share your stories and photos with us at news@equalpride.com.

Ron DeSantis Campaign Staff, Supporters Allegedly Assault LGBTQ+ Activists

Not until they were escorted out did the Florida governor acknowlege their presence.

7 Republican Attorneys General Probe Target’s ‘Obscene’ LGBTQ+ Pride Merchandise

They claim the store’s Pride gear was sexualizing kids.

South Carolina Trans Teen Killed; Man He Met for Date Charged With Murder

Jacob Williamson was found dead Tuesday, four days after he left his home for a date with a man he met online.

South Carolina Library System Removes All Displays That Showcase LGBTQ+ Books

Last year, the library system removed LGBTQ+ displays from several libraries in the district, until they were quickly returned after public backlash.

11 Republican Presidential Hopefuls and Their Awful Anti-LGBTQ+ Records

They outperform each other in their hate toward the LGBTQ+ community.

Nikki Haley Falsely Connects Trans Athletes to Girls’ Suicide - Yet Again

The former governor made up false assertions about transgender girl athletes negatively affecting the mental health of cisgender teen girls at a CNN town hall event.

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Nikki Haley Blames Trans Visibility for Teen Girls' Suicide Ideation

The Republican presidential hopeful also said Dylan Mulvaney is "a guy, making fun of women."

South Carolina Teacher Fired for Discussing Article on Gay Bears

The school system had recently reminded teachers that any controversial subjects had to be approved in advance.

Southern Queers: New Study Reveals the Reality of LGBTQ+ People in the South

While bucking some stereotypes, the study emphasizes the need for LGBTQ+ safe spaces in southern states.

Buster Murdaugh Says He Wasn't Involved in Gay Student's Death

The son of convicted killer Alex Murdaugh has made his first public statement about rumors linking him to gay acquaintance Stephen Smith's death.

Queer Kid With Special Needs Attacked In School As Teacher Watched

A 13-year-old boy was subject to bullying in school until his classmates beat him in a bathroom with a teacher looking on.

Could Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Law Go Nationwide?

Florida’s bill seems to have inspired a flurry of similar anti-LGBTQ+ legislation in statehouses around the country.

Two Men Charged With Hate Crimes in 2019 Killing of Trans Woman

Pebbles LaDime Doe was shot to death because of her trans identity, a federal indictment alleges.