We post new content on a regular basis highlighting grassroots leaders and their work and announcing upcoming gatherings, funding rounds, and opportunities for training and support. Read more about what's happening in the LGBTQSouth.

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…

Train the Trainers

Eighteen grassroots organizers and professionals – the majority of them identifying as trans or gender non-conforming – joined together over the weekend of December 2-4 to workshop their own trainings on trans issues. The gathering of Southern LGBTQ activists, which came to be known as  “Train the Trainer”, was hosted by the GenderBenders in collaboration with Campaign…

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.

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.

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.

$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.

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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