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A Safe Zone is a place where one can feel free to talk about being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, allied, asexual or intersex without fear of criticism or hatred. It is a place where one can feel not only supported, but affirmed and valued. Welcome to the College of Charleston Safe Zone!

The College of Charleston's Safe Zone committee meets regularly every other week on Friday at 1:00 pm in the Multicultural Student Programs and Services office.

If you have questions about attending a Safe Zone Meeting or submitting an agenda item please submit your correspondence and/or suggestions to Rochelle Johnson, SafeZone Committee Chair at johnsonrr@cofc.edu, Lacey Lindsey, SafeZone Student Coordinator at lindseyls@g.cofc.edu.

The College of Charleston Safe Zone program is sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Programs and Services.

**UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENT**
Come join us for a free LGBTQ Legal Clinic in Charleston, SC! Services being offered at the Charleston Clinic include completing legal name change paperwork, Q&A with local attorneys, and a workshop on resources that are available for funding medical transition.
Attendees will have access to applications for small needs-based grants to help cover legal fees for folks to complete their legal name changes.
Date:  Saturday, December 17th, 12:00 - 3 p.m.
Location:  198 Rutledge Avenue, Charleston, SC  29403-5819

Schedule:
12:00 - 1:00 Legal Name Change Clinic
1:00 - 2:00 Q&A with local attorneys
2:00 - 3:00 Resources For Funding Medical Transition Workshop

Across the South right now LGBTQ people are scared, have questions about their legal rights and often face considerable barriers to accessing clear... information, resources, and support to protect their rights.

This clinic is part of a series of free LGBTQ Legal Clinics we're hosting across North Carolina, South Carolina, and Mississippi. This series of free legal workshops, led by volunteer attorneys and transgender leaders, will cover issues such as name changes for trans folks, health care power of attorney documents for LGBTQ youth, how to obtain a passport for gender marker changes and second parent adoptions to help protect LGBTQ families.

Please help us spread the word by inviting your friends. You can donate to help support this series of clinics here:
https://www.gofundme.com/LGBTQrightsintheSouth

Co-sponsors: We Are Family, Trans Love Fund, and SC ACLU”