South Carolina

Lawsuit filed on behalf of South Carolina teenager denied a license photo for wearing makeup

The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of the family of Chase Culpepper, a gender non-conforming South Carolina teenager who was refused a driver's license at the Department of Motor Vehicles until he removed his makeup.

One year later, MTV follows up with fired gay Christian student

Last year's VMA's inspired Stephen Lovegrove to go public about being a gay Christian, a decision which cost him his job at Charleston Southern University in South Carolina. For this year's VMA's, MTV did a follow up with Stephen, diving further into how his life has changed, and some of the causes that are important to him.

VIDEO: SC Senator thinks university is "recruiting lesbians" with LGBT symposium, program

"It's just not normal and then you glorify, or it seems to me, that the promotion at USC Upstate is a glorification of same-sex orientation. That's not an explanation of 'I was born this way.' That's recruiting," said South Carolina state Senator Mike Fair (R), commenting on a segment of University of South Carolina Upstate's upcoming LGBT symposium. The one-woman show, satirically titled "How to Become a Lesbian in 10 days or Less," has been cancelled.

Stephen Lovegrove, CSU student removed from work-study position for being gay, speaks to MTV

Stephen Lovegrove, a junior at Charleston Southern University in South Carolina with a 3.8 GPA who was informed this August 5th that he had lost his federally funded work-study position a resident advisor (RA) at his school, recently spoke to MTV's Act Blog.

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