Org holds soiree

COLUMBIA, S.C. — SC Equality will hold a wine and cheese tasting on May 29, 5 p.m., at Best Bottle Wine & Gifts, 6070 Garners Ferry Rd.

Light hors d’oeuvres will be served.

During the event, a raffle for a gift basket will be held.

Tickets are $25 per person and are available online.


Pride slated for coastal spot

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Charleston Pride, slated for July 25-Aug. 1, has announced that it is accepting Pride Guide advertising commitments. The guide is distributed thought the area, as well as Upstate South Carolina, Savannah, Ga., and Asheville, N.C.


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