COLUMBIA, S.C. — The premier organization for politically-active lesbians age 60 and over will head to South Carolina’s capital city for a regional gathering in July. The meeting comes a year ahead of the group’s national conference to be held in Cleveland, Ohio.

Old Lesbians Organizing for Change (OLOC), celebrating 21 years of operation, will bring together their members up and down the eastern seaboard for a weekend of networking, socializing and educational workshops. According to Columbia organizer Carole Stoneking, members of the group’s national steering committee will be meeting in Columbia on April 2, to help plan for the regional gathering and national conference.

The regional gathering will take place July 17-19 at the Clarion Hotel on Gervais St. Veteran LGBT activist and North Carolinian Mandy Carter is scheduled to speak during the conference.

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