Trans Leadership Initiative: Interview with L.B. Bell

By Britney Nesbit, Hometown Organizing Project Coordinator Mississippi native, L.B. Bell, is an advocate for LGBT inclusivity in his community and across the South. He is committed to creating safer spaces in his community by resisting discriminatory, anti-LGBT laws like Mississippi’s House Bill 1523. a father, husband, farmer, physician and founder of The Black…

Trans Leadership Initiative: Interview with Fletcher Page

CSE Community Organizer Britney Nesbit interviewed Fletcher Page, Assistant Director of the Gender Benders (GBs) and member of CSE’s Trans Leadership Initiative.  Fletcher Page is a 24-year-old Trans man living in Greenville, South Carolina where he was born and raised. Fletcher has served as Assistant Director of the Gender Benders (GBs) for the past three years. This volunteer…

Taking Charge in the South: An Interview with Daroneshia Duncan

By Britney Nesbit, Community Organizer/Tzedek Social Justice Fellow, Campaign for Southern Equality As a self-identified female illusionist, pageant expert, HIV treatment and prevention specialist, Daroneshia Duncan is a one-of-a-kind southern force to be reckoned with. After experiencing a wide range of barriers on her path to coming into her own, she wanted to create a place…

WNCCHS and Campaign for Southern Equality Launch GOTV Initiative

“We had tremendous support from volunteers who have been registering voters at WNCCHS since August. The natural followup to registering so many voters is to make it easy for them to get to the polls for early voting.”

Supporting Southern Trans Organizers

More than 500,000 trans individuals live across the South, more than ⅓ of the total trans population in our country, according recently issued data from the Williams Institute.

Funding the Future of Queer Youth in NC

Last month, CSE awarded $3,350 to nine groups and individuals working to support Queer youth across NC.

$2800 Awarded to LGBTQ Organizers Through the Southern Equality Fund

During the 2016 LGBT* in the South conference, the fifth round of the Southern Equality Fund granted $2,800 to support 8 unique projects across five different Southern states.

CSE Awards First Recipients of Southern Equality Fund Grants

At the 2015 LGBT* in the South conference, we announced the first four grant recipients of the Southern Equality Fund.