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Blue Plate Special "Beyond Marriage Equality: What Life is Really Like for LGBTQ People in the Tri-County"

  • Burton's Grill 1875 North Highway 17 Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 (map)

Beyond Marriage Equality: What Life is Really Like for LGBTQ People in the Tri-County

Speaker: Chase Glenn

In August 2018, the Alliance For Full Acceptance (AFFA), in partnership with the College of Charleston and MUSC, launched the first-ever formal needs assessment of the LGBTQ community in the Charleston Tri-County area. While the Supreme Court decision for marriage equality in 2015 was a landmark victory for the LGBTQ community, AFFA knew from their work on the ground that for many local LGBTQ people, their overall quality of life hadn't improved. Until now, though, we did not have data to back up this understanding. AFFA Executive Director Chase Glenn will share the findings of their recently released study, explain the why data like these are so important and share how our allies are integral to creating positive change for LGBTQ people in the Lowcountry.

Chase Glenn is an Illinois native and Charleston area resident since 2006, and is the Executive Director of the Alliance For Full Acceptance (AFFA), a Charleston-based LGBTQ social justice organization. Chase holds a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Belmont University as well as a Master of Arts in Counseling from Webster University. Chase served on the Charleston Pride Festival Board of Directors for five years, as well as on several South Carolina nonprofit boards and committees including SC Equality where he chaired their TransAction Committee, the Bridge Builders Philanthropists Committee at the Coastal Community Foundation, and the Awareness and Advocacy Advisory Committee at the Charleston Center for Women. Chase and his wife, Colleen, have a baby boy named Nealy, enjoy traveling when their schedules allow, and have a rescue pup named Cooper.

$2 per person at the door to cover room rental

Attendees order their own lunch - limited menu

Attendance limited to 40 people - No advance reservations.


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