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NASCAR Partners With LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce for Diversity Training

Carolinas LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce, one of the largest LGBTQ+ chambers within the region advocating for equitable change within the workplace and economy, said that NASCAR will become the group's DE&I partner for 2022, according to a press release.“NASCAR has a rich history in our region and continues to be one of the most popular sports in the nation,” Tiffany Keaton, the vice-chair of the Carolinas LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce, said. “The intentionality of their partnership will allow the Carolinas LGBT+ Chamber to leverage relationships and increase our work in the area of diversity, equity, and inclusion.Keaton added that the partnership with NASCAR shows the race car league's “commitment to equality and non-discrimination both on and off the track.” “NASCAR is excited to partner with the Carolinas LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce,” Brandon Thompson, NASCAR’s vice president of diversity and inclusion, said in the release.

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South Carolina is a state in the Southeastern United States and the easternmost of the Deep South. It is bordered to the north by North Carolina, to the southeast by the Atlantic Ocean, and to the southwest by Georgia across the Savannah River. South Carolina became the eighth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution on May 23, 1788. It also became the first state to vote in favor of secession from the Union on December 20, 1860. After the American Civil War, it was readmitted into the United States on June 25, 1868.