Leadership of the Fund

Resource Mobilizing Team

The Resource Mobilizing Team (RMT) works in partnership with the Southern Equality Fund to increase capacity of Southern LGBTQ grassroots leaders by connecting them with funding, expanding social networks and by providing opportunities for training and support. The RMT members also participate in 6 months of peer learning curriculum that focuses on building a shared analysis and developing strategies for mobilizing resources in the South.

Contact the RMT member closest to you to learn more about the fund and how to get more support for your work.

Natalie “Natt” Offiah – Jackson, MS

Natalie Offiah who regularly goes by Natt is a first generation Nigerian American. The Jackson native began her work as an activist and organizer at the age of 17. As a freshman at Jackson State University, Natt co-founded Spectrum, the university’s GSA, and was elected president the following year, a title she held until her graduation in 2014. Natt obtained her bachelor’s degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry, she is currently pursuing her Masters in Biology at Jackson State University. She is also a member of SONG (Southerners on New Ground) and BYP100-JXN (Black Youth Project 100) More recently working with others as the Co-Chair of the Youth Committee for the successful campaign to elect Chokwe Antar Lumumba Mayor of the City of Jackson; and was recently selected to be a member of the inaugural Movement for Black Lives Electoral Justice League Fellowship.

Contact:
offiahnatalie@gmail.com
(601) 566-3695

Kayla Gore – Memphis, TN

Kayla Gore is a community mobilizer and activist for social justice. She is the Trans Services specialist at OUTMempihis where she work with the LGBTQ+ community. Kayla is a State Certified HIV tester and Sexual Health Counselor. When she’s not advocating the just treatment of Trans/GNC people ate OUTMemhis she volunteers for various CAB’s (community advisory boards) such as Memphis Community Bail Fund in partnership with Just City, Mid-South Peace and Justice Center, My Sistah’s House a local house for trans/gnc adults who have recently been released from incarceration/experiencing homelessness or anti-trans violence, Tri-State Black Pride Board Chair, St. Jude HPTN Advisory Board, Lebonheur CHIP-CAB.  Kayla has also worked on campaigns with Healthy and Free TN, NMAC, Gilead Pharma, Friends For Life, The Red Door Foundation, among many other organizations. In her spare time she enjoys doing absolutely nothing but listening to the sounds of life in her backyard with her two friendly pitt bulls. 

Contact:
kaylagore908@gmail.com
(901) 209-9995

Demi Hickman – Charleston, SC

Demi Hickman is an activist/advocate for LGBTQ policies and populations in Charleston, SC.  He dedicates his time as an advocate to LGBTQ youth experiencing housing instability throughout the South Carolina Lowcountry as an outreach member of “We Are Family,” an organization dedicated to providing aid and haven to LBGTQ/straight-allied youth experiencing homelessness in Charleston. He provides aid and resource facilitation to those experiencing youth homelessness, trust building and communication between local homeless communities, and mapping/canvassing of the tri-county area. He is also involved in other community efforts such as the College of Charleston YOUth Count as a street outreach worker, and as a Community Ambassador for Enough Pie’s Awakening Motion and Just Ride; Charleston Affordable Bike Share Program. He believes that active involvement in the community through efforts of love and connectedness paves the way for progressive thinking.

Yaz Nuñez – Durham, NC

Yaz Mendez Nuñez is a 25-year-old organizer based in Durham, North Carolina. As a Queer Brown Southerner from a military town, Yaz lives, loves, and hustles in the legacy of their Borinken and Quisqueyan ancestors by practicing music and offering spiritual accompaniment to other community organizers through the seasons of our lives. They serve as the Director of Programs and Communications for Soulforce, an LGBTQI organization sabotaging Christian Supremacy to end spiritual violence against all marginalized people. Their political and spiritual commitments are to enthusiasm, integrity,  joy, and authenticity.

Contactar:
YazNunez@gmail.com

Campaign for Southern Equality Staff

CSE staff and consultants coordinate the Southern Equality Fund, including working in partnership with the Resource Mobilizing Team, fundraising for the SEF, providing grassroots webinars and trainings, and advocating for increased funding for grassroots work in the South. 

Chloe Stuber

Training & Language Justice Consultant • Charleston, SC

Chloe Stuber previously served as Southern Equality Fund Director with the Campaign for Southern Equality and has been active in social justice efforts in North Carolina and across the South since 2007. She is now a consultant coordinating SEF’s grassroots webinars and language justice efforts. She lives in Charleston, SC with her partner José and their cat Billie and dog Mahtli.

Craig White

Equity & Strategy Consultant • Asheville, NC

Craig has more than 20 years experience providing capacity-building support to grassroots organizations in the South and Appalachia. Craig also works as a racial equity trainer and consultant, and has been active in CSE’s leadership since it launched. He lives in Asheville, NC.

Britney Nesbit

Southern Equality Fund Coordinator • Greenville, SC

Britney Nesbit was born in Atlanta but calls Charleston, South Carolina home. Britney is a proud University of South Carolina alum. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Her love for science and passion for helping others led her to pursue a career as a pharmacist. But after witnessing the real health disparities experienced by LGBT+ folks and marginalized communities of color, she was motivated to step outside of the healthcare provider role and into the role of a social justice advocate. Britney has exercised her commitment to intersectional advocacy, racial equity, and coalition building by facilitating LGBT+ ally workshops, creating empathy-building training sessions, and teaming up with LGBT+ community organizations to make healthcare institutes a safer and affirming space for LGBT+ individuals. She completed her year as a Community Organizer for CSE through the Tzedek Social Justice Fellowship in July 2017 and is  now the Southern Equality Fund Coordinator.

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