The deep-rooted conservatism and religiosity of the South oftentimes presents the LGBT community with unique challenges (and opportunities) on the road towards greater visibility and equality.
In GLAAD’s first-ever mini documentary, State of Change – South Carolina, LGBTs and their allies in the Palmetto State discuss the changing social climate in the state, the growing push for a “reconciling” approach to LGBT issues among Christians, and the struggles that remain on the table.
Also featured in the doc – Latta Police chief Crystal Moore, who was fired for being lesbian by the town’s homophobic mayor last year and subsequently reinstated by a public vote.
The 20 minute film debuted as part of GLAAD’s Southern Stories Summer Tour that took place last week and featured the advocacy organization traveling across the Deep South sharing stories of LGBT Southerners and their allies.
Watch the doc below: