Webinario: Vota Queer – Reclamando Nuestra Democracía!

Prepárese para el próximo webinario de capacitación para los grupos de base: “Vota Queer: Reclamando Nuestra Democracía,” que se llevará a cabo el miércoles, 15 de agosto de 5:30 a 7:00pm Horario central, 6:30-8 p.m. Hora del este. Este webinario cubrirá lo que los grupos pueden y no pueden hacer en torno a las elecciones, y…

Natalie “Natt” Offiah – Jackson, MS

Natalie Offiah, a quien regularmente le dicen Natt, es una americana nigeriana de primera generación. Nativa de Jackson, Natt empezó su trabajo como activista y organizadora a los 17 años. Como estudiante de primer año de Jackson State University, Natt co-fundó la organización Spectrum, la Alianza Hetero Gay (GSA por sus siglas en inglés) de…

Yaz Nuñez – Durham, NC

Yaz Mendez Nuñez es una organizadora de 25 años radicada en Durham, Carolina del Norte. Como unx Sureñx Queer de Color de un pueblo militar, Yaz vive, ama, y trabaja duro, arraigadx en el legado de sus ancestrxs Borinken y Quisqueyan practicando la música y ofreciendo acompañamiento espiritual a otrxs organizadorxs comunitarixs durante las diferentes…

Demi Hickman – Charleston, SC

Demi Hickman es un activista/defensor de las políticas y poblaciones LGBTQ en Charleston, SC. Dedica su tiempo a ser defensor de la juventud LGBTQ que experimenta inestabilidad de vivienda en todo el Lowcountry como un miembrx de promoción y alcance de “We Are Family”, una organización dedicada a proporcionar ayuda y albergue a jóvenes LGBTQ/Aliadxs…

Kayla Gore – Memphis, TN

Kayla Gore es una movilizadora y activista por la justicia social. Ella es la especialista en Servicios Trans de la organización OUTMemphis donde trabaja con la comunidad LGBTQ+. Kayla es Consejera de Salud Sexual y está certificada por el estado para hacer pruebas VIH. Cuando no está abogando por el trato justo con las personas…

Trans Lifeline Microgrants: Funding for Trans Healthcare Providers

The Emma Deboncoeur Healthcare Provider Fund is a donations-based fundraiser which provides microgrants to trans people who are healthcare providers or in training to become healthcare providers. Emma’s fund has sprung up in response to the loss of our dear Emma, who passed on March 13th, 2018. She was a brilliant, shining light for so…

Webinario: La Organización Comunitaria y La Recaudación de Fondos de Base: Una Pareja Hecha para Construir Movimientos

El webinario se llevó a cabo el lunes 9 de abril.  ¿Lo perdiste? Desplaza hacia abajo para mirar a la grabación entera, y descargar los recursos compartidos durante el webinario. Si algo hemos aprendido en todos estos años de organización en el Sur LGBTQ, es que en esta región hay líderes creativxs e inspiradorxs en…

2017 Southern Equality Fund Annual Report

Back in 2015, the Campaign for Southern Equality launched the Southern Equality Fund to support LGBTQ grassroots organizers doing heroic frontline work across the South. Since then, we’ve given $96,848 in grants to 155 individuals and organizations across 12 Southern states! And we’re just getting started.   We’ve created a new annual report to tell the story of the Southern Equality Fund…

Dismantling the Discrimination to Incarceration Pipeline for Transgender People of Color

Dismantling the Discrimination to Incarceration Pipeline for Transgender People of Color Chinyere Ezie – Southern Poverty Law Center, Demoya Gordon – Lambda Legal, Asa King – Transgender Law Center at Southerners on New Ground This workshop seeks to educate participants about the “discrimination to incarceration” pipeline, whereby LGBTQ people—particularly transgender persons of color—frequently are excluded…

TAKE Resource Center

My name is Daroneshia Duncan, and I am a trans woman of color born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. In the past three years, I’ve worked to bring attention to the transgender population here in Birmingham, especially the trans women of color community. In 2013, I created TAKE (Transgender Advocates Knowledgeable EMPOWERING), a peer support…

Addressing LGBTQ Youth Homelessness in Charleston

Through the LGBTQ Rights Toolkit Fund, an initiative of the Southern Equality Fund (SEF), the Campaign for Southern Equality provided a grant of $3,000 to We Are Family to support the Charleston YOUth Count. This will be the first ever assessment of youth housing instability and food insecurity in Charleston. “We Are Family has experienced a…

Luchando Contra la Epidemia VIH/SIDA en el Sur LGBTQ

¡Nueva Ronda de Becas y Grupo de Liderazgo sobre VIH/SIDA! FECHA LÍMITE PROLONGADA: Por dificultades tecnologías con la aplicación en línea, hemos prolongado la fecha límite hasta las 6 PM EST el 4 de noviembre, 2017. La mitad de todos los diagnósticos nacionales de VIH son en el sur, y el 52 porciento de todas las…

Iniciativa del Liderazgo Trans: Entrevista con Suzy Geronimo

La directora anterior del fondo “Southern Equality Fund” Chloe Stuber entrevistó a Suzy Geronimo, Fundadora y Directora Ejecutiva de FUM (Fuerza y Unión Múltiple) y participante de la Iniciativa del Liderazgo Trans (TLI por sus siglas en inglés). Suzy Geronimo es una mujer transgénero de Cherán, Michoacán en México que lleva más de 20 años…

Pay it Forward: A New Way To Fund Grassroots LGBTQ Organizing In The South

Responsive Philanthropy Summer 2017, a publication of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, recently featured an article written by CSE’s Executive Director Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara. The article gives an in-depth look into our analysis behind the Southern Equality Fund, and why it’s imperative to channel funding and support to grassroots organizers in this moment. “When…

Trans Justice Funding Project

(Applications will open December 2017) Is Your Group Eligible for a TJFP Grant?  Are you a group? Are you a grassroots, trans justice group run by and for trans people? Is your group’s total budget less than $250,000? Are you located in the United States or Puerto Rico? Are you centering the leadership of trans people organizing…

Appalachian Community Fund

ACF provides grants to community-based organizations working for social, economic, racial and environmental justice. We support community organizing for social change that is community-led and community-based, addressing root causes and systemic issues, and understanding forms of oppression, especially racism. We encourage organizations that have developed a realistic plan for achieving change. We place a priority on work…

#WeAreThis Queer & Trans Youth Mobilization Fund

The #WeAreThis Queer & Trans Youth Mobilization Fund is a rapid response fund created to support community mobilizations and projects that advance Queer and Trans liberation. The goals of this fund is to support queer and trans people of color on the frontlines of struggles for freedom and liberation. Many queer and trans people of…

Trans Leadership Initiative @ Camp GenderBenders 2017

This past weekend the leaders participating in the Trans Leadership Initiative (TLI) came together in person for the first time in Toccoa, GA, at Camp GenderBenders, an intergenerational annual summer camp led by and for trans and GNC people, coordinated by GenderBenders SC. TLI leaders participated in a panel to share about their work and…

Webinario: Financiando el cambio a nivel de la base

El trabajo más visionario en el sur es frecuentemente planificado a la hora de la cena y financiado con los propixs ingresos por los líderes de base. Estos líderes sacrifican su tiempo, dinero, salud, y seguridad para hacer el cambio posible en sus pueblos. El liderazgo de base LGTBQ es crucial para lograr la igualdad en el…

Resist. – General Support and Emergency Grants

Resist’s theory of social change is rooted in the belief that when communities most impacted by injustices come together, organize, address root causes, and take direct action powerful social change happens. Resist believes in grassroots organizing, creativity, and power. That is why we strive to be a very different type of foundation. We are a…