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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.”

OUT in the High Country

I traveled to the conference in my role as Hometown Organizing Project Director with the Campaign for Southern Equality, one of the conference sponsors.

Grassroots Funding: General Fund

We are always accepting and reviewing applications on an ongoing basis for projects based in the South that promote equality, safety, and/or visibility of Southern LGBT* people.  The Advisory Council will prioritize applications that align with our funding priorities: Groups or individuals that lack access to traditional institutional resources. Work by and for underserved and marginalized…

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 for Orlando

The horrific attack that took place in Orlando on Latin Night at Pulse — when 49 individuals, primarily LGBTQ Latinx, were killed — weighs heavily on our hearts.

From Hattiesburg to Birmingham to Asheville

CSE held two grassroots convenings in Mississippi and Alabama awarding $3500 through the Southern Equality Fund, and ramps up for the annual LGBT* in the South conference March 18-20 in Asheville, North Carolina.

CSE Funds Grassroots Organizers Through the Southern Equality Fund

The Campaign for Southern Equality (CSE) has launched the Southern Equality Fund with grants to eight organizations and individuals working to achieve legal and lived equality for LGBT people in the South.

Southern Equality Fund Round Announced for Mississippi

The new funding cycle will provide four grants of up to $500 to groups and organizations working on the ground in Mississippi.

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.

CSE Launches Fund for Southern LGBT* Organizers

We are excited to announce the launch of the Southern Equality Fund, which will provide direct financial support to grassroots LGBT* groups and leaders across the South.

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