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DRSC Pride Month Statement

June 8, 2021

As we celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month, Disability Rights South Carolina (DRSC) wants members of our community to know that we recognize that people with disabilities face additional challenges when that person identifies with other groups or communities based on their sexual orientation and or gender identities. DRSC is committed to serving the rights of people with disabilities while respecting the way their disability intersects with their other identities.

The DRSC Board of Directors established the Minority Rural Outreach Program (MROP) Advisory Council over thirty years ago to address the unique challenges for people with disabilities who are part of a minority group and/or who live in rural communities. Over the years we have continued to try to include more and more diversity into the MROP Council so that it can continue to provide critical information regarding the current and long term unique needs of these individuals.

People with disabilities who are also members of the LGBTQ+ community is an essential part of this council. The MROP Council advises DRSC Board and staff to better understand the issues that individuals with disabilities face and to be a voice for these individuals.  If you are interested in learning more about the council’s work or interested in participating please reach out to us.

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