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MUSC Alliance for Equality: Resources

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MUSC Patient Rights and Responsibilites: "Our patients have the right to considerate, respectful care at all times and under all circumstances. MUSC Medical Center develops and implements policies which respect the rights of all patients regardless of age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, language, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression."

MUSC Visitation Guidelines: "Hospitalized patients will be asked to identify a small number of primary support people, who are considered to be the patient's 'family.' Primary support persons are those who normally provide a patient with significant physical, psychological or emotional support. These support people will generally be able to visit at any time during their hospital stay (24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Examples might be a close family member, domestic or same-sex partner, spouse, sibling or best friend."

MUSC's Non Discrimination Policy for Employees: "It has been, and will continue to be, the policy of the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) to recruit, hire, train, and promote into all job levels the most qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity except where sex is a bona fide occupational qualification."

MUSC's Non Discrimination Policy for Student Admissions: "The Medical University of South Carolina does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or marital status in the administration of admission policies, educational policies, financial aid, or any other university activity."

MUSC Safe Zone: "The Safe Zone Program at the Medical University of South Carolina is designed to reduce homophobia, transphobia, and heterosexism by raising awareness of the presence of these “isms” and their potential impact on individuals in our community."

Office of Student Diversity:  “The Office of Student Diversity collaborates with the MUSC community to promote an inclusive environment that fosters intellectual excellence and the true integration of a diverse student body into all aspects of academic life.”

South Carolina Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA) Offering Insurance Enrollment for Same-Sex Spouses

Health Resources

List of LGBT Friendly Providers in the Charleston Area

Charleston Area Resources

Alliance for Full Acceptance: AFFA is a social justice organization achieving equality and acceptance for gay, lesbian, and transgender people.

BEAU Magazine - Charleston’s first LGBT publication

Charleston Pride: Charleston's own annual pride event. 

Lowcountry AIDS Services: a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for persons living with HIV disease, and providing HIV prevention resources and programs.

We Are Family: We Are Family has been dedicated to providing resources for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, Intersex (GLBTQQI) and straight ally youth ages 16-23 for the past sixteen years.

South Carolina Resources

South Carolina Pride

South Carolina Equality Coalition

Online Resources

The Advocate

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA)


Human Rights Campaign

Lambda Legal Defense


Financial Aid Resources

Go Grad Scholarship Guide

Go Grad Degree Funding Guide

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