Posts tagged "south carolina"

Watch This Series On The Reality Of Gay Conversion Therapy

VICE has finished up its three-part series on gay conversion therapy. [VICE] Erskine College in South Carolina has issued a statement that it is officially anti-gay, after two volleyball players came out at the college. [RawStory] The U.S. Department of Education has found the New York Public Schools in violation of Title IX for having…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 27, 2015

RIP Society: Mom Arrested For Swearing In Front Of Her Kids At The Grocery Store

Police in South Carolina arrested a mom last weekend after she allegedly directed the word "fuck" at her children in a Kroger grocery store. Danielle Wolf, who just moved her family to the city of North Augusta three weeks ago, grew frustrated with her husband for squishing the bread in her shopping cart, and displayed her…

By: Claire Hannum / August 15, 2014

South Carolina DMV Refused To Photograph Teen For His Driver’s License In Makeup

The DMV in Anderson, South Carolina, forced a 16-year-old boy to take off his makeup in order to get his driver's license picture taken because "he needs to look like a male," according to an official. Chase Culpepper is gender non-conforming and wears makeup and stereotypically female clothing everyday. But on March 3, the DMV…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 17, 2014

South Carolina Advances Abortion Ban After 20 Weeks

A subcommittee in South Carolina's state Senate has advanced a bill banning abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The bill provides exceptions for pregnancies resulting from incest, rape and fetal abnormalities. The 20-week limit is based on the medically unproven claim that fetuses feel pain after 20 weeks. [CBS, RH Reality Check] Secretary of State…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 6, 2014

“Fun Home,” Gay-Themed Play Based On Alison Bechdel Memoir, Performs In South Carolina & Miraculously No One Was Converted To Homosexuality

Back in February, some jerk politicians in South Carolina threatened cut the College of Charleston's budget because they didn't like the books that freshman were assigned to read for 2013 orientation. Those books were Out Loud: The Best Of Rainbow Radio, which tells the story of South Carolina's first LGBT radio show, a Fun Home,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 25, 2014

South Carolina Advances Anti-Abortion Bill

A South Carolina state Senate panel has advanced a bill that justifies a pregnant woman using force against anyone who tries to harm her "unborn child." Abortion rights supports rightly point out bills like this are a sneaky attempt to criminalize abortion by making a fetus legally recognized as person. (The panel postponed on a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 11, 2014

RIP Society: South Carolina Wants To Pull Funding From Colleges For Teaching “Gay” Books

South Carolina legislators are trying to "punish" two colleges in the state for assigning books they don't approve of. The College of Charleston and the University of South Carolina Upstate incorporated "books on homosexuality" as required reading as part of their new student orientation. The books in question are Alison Bechdel's graphic novel memoir Fun

By: Claire Hannum / February 21, 2014

Police In South Carolina Criticized For Warning College Of Charleston Students About Sexual Assaults Because They Mentioned Drinking

Police in Charleston, South Carolina, were right to warn students on Tuesday after two sexual assaults were reported near the campus. But were they right to include in the warning the fact that the victims had both been drinking and to include statistics about alcohol and sexual assault? …

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 24, 2013

Analouisa Valencia: The Miss South Carolina Pageant’s First Lesbian Beauty Queen

Beauty pageants usually get the sideeye from The Frisky for their perpetuation of tired old beauty standards, so we are delighted to hear about Analouisa Valencia of South Carolina. Valencia, a 19-year-old singer who has been competing in pageants for over a decade, is African-American, Latina and a lesbian — and she's gunning for the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 8, 2013

Be My Boyfriend: “Down 2 Boink” Con

Dear Garrett Michael Hoover, I like a man who knows what he wants -- and it's clear from this Horry County mugshot that you like to boink. Well, guess what? I like to boink, too. Maybe we could boink together, just as soon as you get out of jail for disorderly conduct. In the meantime,…

By: Julie Gerstein / November 29, 2012

Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence Prevention Funding Vetoed, Called “Distraction” By SC Gov. Nikki Haley

South Carolina's Republican Governor Nikki Haley — who is buds with Mitt Romney! — vetoed $453,680 last week for domestic violence and sexual assault prevention through the South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence And Assault. According to the Charleston City Paper, Haley's explanation was that the funds would "distract" the Department of Health and Environmental…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 12, 2012

“Women Don’t Care About Contraception,” SC Governor Nikki Haley Claims

If you thought it was just dude politicians who were tone deaf on women, think again: South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley visited "The View" today and declared, "Women don't care about contraception." Oh jeez Louise.

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 3, 2012

The Frisky Guidebook: The Holy City

Don’t let the old moniker fool you, what Charlestonians worship the most is a good party. At its busiest during wedding season and the summer months, this tourist town is worth visiting year-round with various festivals, galas, events and shows. The climate is often blessed with bouts of 70-degree weather in the dead of winter,…

By: Imee Cuison / August 26, 2009

Cheating SC Governor Mark Sanford’s Wife Doesn’t Stand By Her Man, Thank God

Sen. Mark Sanford, the Republican governor of South Carolina, admitted at a press conference this afternoon that he has been having an extramarital affair with a "dear, dear friend" in Argentina for the past year. Incidentally, he and his wife were on a trial separation. Cuckolded wives and politicians go together like gravy and mashed…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 24, 2009

South Carolina Is So Gay

No seriously, the board of tourism SAYS SO. On an ad! South Carolina, in an attempt to encourage more gay tourism to the state, recently revealed their "South Carolina Is So Gay" ad campaign. We don't know whether this is super awesome or just kind of lazy on the part of the marketing department who…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 15, 2008

Bill Clinton Says He “Kind of Liked To See Barack And Hillary Fight”

Bill Clinton, distinguished former president, author, lawyer, oral sex aficionado, and humanitarian, has now become a fight promoter. While addressing a church crowd in Greenville, S.C., the potential first First Man suggested that he “kind of liked to see Barack and Hillary fight.” Whoa there tiger! As if the verbal mud slinging hasn’t been graphic…

By: Simcha / January 23, 2008