The Office of Institutional Diversity held an LGBTQ table fair celebration October 10, followed by a formal event featuring Alison Berk, CofC Coordinator for Prevention Education, Jane Clementi, founder of the Tyler Clementi Foundation, and Vanity Reid, CofC student and spoken word performer.

On October 3, 2018, we attended the Alliance for Full Acceptance’s candidate forum. We talked to candidates about our project and the importance of LGBTQ history, and then recorded the forum for our oral history project. You can listen to the recording here on SoundCloud.

October 3 was also #AskAnArchivist Day, sponsored by the Society of American Archivists. Our archivists answered questions and posted pictures of collections to spread awareness of our work. You can view our tweets at our Twitter handle @lgbtlowcountry.

October 2 was the first LGBTQ student welcome at the College of Charleston, titled “Being Me at CofC.” Special Collections was one of the sponsors of the event, and project director Harlan Greene spoke to attendees about the project. Read the article in CofC Today for more information.

On September 22, the Holy City celebrated diversity and equal rights for all during Charleston Pride. The College of Charleston Libraries joined the festival with information about its latest project, Documenting LGBTQ Life in the Lowcountry. Read more about our activities at Pride on the Library’s website.