CHARLESTON, SC – The Alliance For Full Acceptance (AFFA) will host a Charleston Mayoral Candidate Forum on Wednesday, July 29 at 6:30 PM as part of Charleston Pride week. All seven campaigns will be represented and as of press time, six of the seven candidates have confirmed attendance. Carolyn Murray, Channel 2 News Anchor, will moderate the Forum.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues are still very controversial in South Carolina. And Charleston is changing rapidly. While the Forum will most likely hit on general issues important to all Charlestonians such as traffic and transportation, responsible growth, etc., AFFA will also be asking questions uniquely important to the LGBT community and its allies. Discussion will be targeted at building a better Charleston for everyone!
The Forum will take place on Wednesday, July 29 at 6:30 PM at the Charleston Marriott in the Emerald Salon at 170 Lockwood Boulevard in Charleston. The event is open to the public and is free of charge. A detailed evening schedule is listed below.
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Cocktail Hour (Some Candidates Present)
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Mayoral Forum (Moderator & Floor Questions)
8:00 PM – Until Post-Forum Mingling (Some Candidates May Stay)