This was the question asked, as I walked in the room of my first PFLAG meeting in eight years. Back then I was the outsider. An “enemy in the camp.” I was the leader of one of the largest “ex-gay” organizations in the US.
Pride means so many things to so many people. Some enjoy the fun, accepting atmosphere. Others use it as a platform from which to bring to light injustice and courage. Still others find it as a source of comfort in a world that may treat them as “less” every other day of the year.
What does it mean to be pansexual? Pansexual, to me, means that I love anyone unconditionally by personality alone. Some might say "hearts not parts" which I feel is a true statement. Then again, not many people understand what it means to be pansexual.
South Carolina's "no promo homo" provision reads, sex education “may not include a discussion of alternate sexual lifestyles from heterosexual relationships including, but not limited to, homosexual relationships except in the context of instruction concerning sexually transmitted diseases.” S.C. Stat. § 59-32-30(5).
The next Bodies of Knowledge Symposium is planned to take place on April 9th, 2020 with a possible second day on April 10th. The 2020 event will focus on the politics, culture, and health issues surrounding the transgender community.
PFLAG Spatanburg is working with Tugg to bring the award winning film, "At the End of the Day," to Spartanburg. This film tactfully examines the conflict between the LGBTQ community and religious communities.