Who would have thought marriage equality would come to South Carolina before it went nationwide? There’s plenty of change to celebrate during this year’s Charleston Pride Festival — and plenty of change yet to come. Our Pride Issue includes a story about a same-sex wedding expo, an interview with Supreme Court marriage-equality plaintiff Jim Obergefell, and (why not?) a chat with two of South Carolina’s most illustrious drag queens. Read on.

Stay cool. Support City Paper.

City Paper has been bringing the best news, food, arts, music and event coverage to the Holy City since 1997. Support our continued efforts to highlight the best of Charleston with a one-time donation or become a member of the City Paper Club.