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Youth OUTright WNC Inc

Provides LGBTQ+Focused services

Services

  • Ally Training and Education
  • Mutual Aid/Direct Giving/Fundraising
  • Persons of Color/P.O.C.
  • Pride March/Festival/Parade
  • Trans and Gender-Non-Conforming
  • Youth Services

Location

PO Box 1893
Asheville, NC 28802

Contact Info

Phone: 8287382397

Notes

"Founded in 2009, Youth OUTright WNC, Inc. (YO) is the only youth advocacy and leadership non-profit organization in the region solely dedicated to empowering lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning/queer, intersex, asexual and allied (LGBTQIA+) youth ages 11-20 in Western North Carolina. Based on 2010 U.S. Census figures, it is estimated that there could be more than 4,000 LGBTQ youth in our 18-county region."

"We engage and support LGBTQIA+ youth ages 11-20 to be confident, resilient and compassionate community members. We envision a world where youth of all gender and sexual identities are empowered to reach their full potential. We provide information, support and resources in a safer, inclusive and affirming environment."

Queer Appalachia

Provides LGBTQ+Focused services

Services

  • Adults Questioning Their Sexuality/Gender Identity
  • Black/African Diaspora
  • Housing/Homelessness
  • Indigenous/Native Communities
  • Mutual Aid/Direct Giving/Fundraising
  • Other (Community and Support)
  • Persons of Color/P.O.C.
  • Substance Abuse/Addiction
  • Trans and Gender-Non-Conforming
  • Youth Services

Location

National

Contact Info

Phone:

Notes

"Queer Appalachia is an artist collective. Anyone is welcome at our table regardless of addiction status, mental health, socioeconomic status, identity, race or how "out" you are. When we use hashtags like #nooneisdisposable, it's not marketing or branding. We invite anyone to work along side us. For far too long, depictions of these regions have been white-washed and have made invisible the communities of color that live and struggle alongside us. We acknowledge the necessity for our work to not emulate these patterns and seek that both the project and its contributors accurately and appropriately reflect our diverse community."
Projects and Efforts Include: Harm Reduction; Transformative Justice; 'Electric Dirt' (magazine celebrating Queer voices and identities from Appalachia and the South); Community SOS & Rapid Response Funding; monthly Spotify playlist. Continuously evolving, so check website for new projects and efforts.

Survivor’s Best Friend

Provides LGBTQ+Friendly services

Services

  • Mental Health
  • People with Disabilities
  • Mutual Aid/Direct Giving/Fundraising
  • Sexual Trauma/Violence/Rape

Location

National

Contact Info

Phone:
Email:

Notes

"Survivor’s Best Friend (SBF) is a registered nonprofit that rescues shelter animals while at the same time empowering survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. SBF pays for all adoption expenses for a shelter dog or cat of a survivor’s choosing. These expenses cover not only the cost of the animal, but also up-to-date vaccinations, veterinary exams, and spaying/neutering procedures.
SBF also funds the medical costs associated with getting adopted pets to become Emotional Support Animals (ESAs). Medical providers must write a letter verifying that pet owners suffer from a psychological disorder for which adopted pets provide relief. Additionally, we provide long-term support to help survivors and adopted pets thrive together.
We fund adoptions and ESA letters for pets across the country and help survivors of sexual assault and/or domestic violence who are able to care for an animal regardless of sex, gender, race, age, ability, religion, sexual orientation, or any other facet of identity. We believe in intersectionality and aim to be a resource for all survivors."

North Carolina Black Leadership Organizing and Collective

Provides LGBTQ+Friendly services

Services

  • Black/African Diaspora
  • Mutual Aid/Direct Giving/Fundraising
  • Persons of Color/P.O.C.
  • Professional Development/Scholarships
  • Youth Services

Location

Statewide

Contact Info

Phone:

Notes

"North Carolina Black Leadership and Organizing Collective (NC BLOC) is a statewide mass movement formation composed of strong, publicly-active, left, Black and POC-led institutions (organizations, business, schools, etc.) and community leaders who are dedicated to creating and implementing strategies focused on advancing Black and marginalized communities across North Carolina."

Projects and statewide networks include:
- Black University (a statewide network of politically educated students, professors, and administrators from North Carolina's Historically Black Colleges-Universities);
- NC Statewide Police Accountability Network ("a statewide Alliance of North Carolina organizations who agree to work together collectively to amplify the voices and the work happening in our local communities");
- NC Black Womens Roundtable ("network of Black, progressive women who are committed to collectively building power for women in our communities");
- Amplified Voices ("A network of Black communications strategies, visionary practitioners, storytellers, community members interested in communications field or storytellers.")

Black Trans Femmes in the Arts

Provides LGBTQ+Focused services

Services

  • Black/African Diaspora
  • Mutual Aid/Direct Giving/Fundraising
  • Other (Community and Support)
  • Professional Development/Scholarships
  • Trans and Gender-Non-Conforming

Location

National

Notes

"Black Trans Femmes in the Arts (BTFA) is a collective of Black trans women and non-binary femmes who are dedicated to creating space for Black trans femmes in the arts. Our collective includes artists from all sectors of the arts, art educators, art administrators, art activists, and art curators."
"We organize performances and galleries that showcase the talent of black trans femmes, host workshops and talks that provide black trans femmes with the knowledge and skills to advance their artistic careers, and mobilize our networks to connect black trans femme artists with the resources and opportunities that they need to be successful."
As of 6/14/2020, BTFA runs the Black Trans Protestors Emergency Fund in partnership with Black Trans Travel Fund, For the Gworls, and the Okra Project. To donate: https://linktr.ee/btfacollective

SONG: Southerners on New Ground

Provides LGBTQ+Focused services

Services

  • Ally Training and Education
  • Black/African Diaspora
  • Housing/Homelessness
  • Immigration
  • Mutual Aid/Direct Giving/Fundraising
  • People with Disabilities
  • Persons of Color/P.O.C.
  • Professional Development/Scholarships
  • Trans and Gender-Non-Conforming
  • Youth Services

Location

561 W Whitehall Street
Atlanta, Georgia 30310

Contact Info

Phone: (404) 549-8628

Notes

"SONG envisions a sustainable South that embodies the best of its freedom traditions and works towards the transformation of our economic, social, spiritual, and political relationships. We envision a multi-issue southern justice movement that unites us across class, age, race, ability, gender, immigration status, and sexuality; a movement in which LGBTQ people – poor and working class, immigrant, people of color, rural – take our rightful place as leaders shaping our region’s legacy and future. We are committed to restoring a way of being that recognizes our collective humanity and dependence on the Earth.
MISSION: SONG is a home for LGBTQ liberation across all lines of race, class, abilities, age, culture, gender, and sexuality in the South. We build, sustain, and connect a southern regional base of LBGTQ people in order to transform the region through strategic projects and campaigns developed in response to the current conditions in our communities. SONG builds this movement through leadership development, intersectional analysis, and organizing."
Includes chapters across various Southern US states.

GLITS: Gays and Lesbians Living In a Transgender Society

Provides LGBTQ+Focused services

Services

  • Gender-Affirmation Services (Hormones/Surgery)
  • Mental Health
  • Immigration/Asylum
  • Adults Questioning Their Sexuality/Gender Identity
  • Ally Training and Education
  • Black/African Diaspora
  • Housing/Homelessness
  • Immigration
  • Mutual Aid/Direct Giving/Fundraising
  • Professional Development/Scholarships
  • Sex Work

Location

National

Contact Info

Phone:

Notes

"We approach the health and rights crises faced by transgender sex workers holistically using harm reduction, human rights principles, economic and social justice, along with a commitment to empowerment and pride in finding solutions from our own community. The first issue we address is that of immediate need/crisis support for transgender sex workers, including community members from the NYC area, across the US and globally through supporting asylum seekers from our priority communities. The next issue we address is health care and health resilience for transgender sex workers. We need to address this issue because our community is hypermarginalized and has a profound need for safe sex supplies and free/low cost health to address both trans specific and holistic needs. We currently work on housing since so many in our G.L.I.T.S.’ community are without stable housing, deepening the cycle of disenfranchisement. G.L.I.T.S. also advocates and educates to ensure health, wellness and inclusion of transgender people in our society and to address the stigmatization and criminalization of trans people because of anti-prostitution/anti-sex work laws."

For immediate assistance call: Toll-free SWOP-USA/GLITS Community Support Line at (877) 776-2004 (ext. 212)

NC Black Women’s Roundtable

Provides LGBTQ+Friendly services

Services

  • Black/African Diaspora
  • Mutual Aid/Direct Giving/Fundraising
  • Professional Development/Scholarships
  • Trans and Gender-Non-Conforming
  • Youth Services

Location

Statewide

Contact Info

Phone:
Email:

Notes

"The North Carolina's Black Women’s Roundtable is a network of Black, progressive women who are committed to collectively building power for women in our communities. We focus on developing alternative economic systems, building the political power, the healing of Black women, so we can protect ourselves, our families and our communities.
We envision a world where all Black women feel safe and welcome to bring all of the components that make us who we are, to whatever environment or situation that we are in. As such, we are intentional about creating space for all of our Kindred Sisters: mamas, professionals, LGB, Queer, and Trans women, sex workers, students, formerly incarcerated women, and all others."

National Bail Fund Network

Provides LGBTQ+Friendly services

Services

  • Immigration/Asylum
  • Immigration
  • Mutual Aid/Direct Giving/Fundraising

Location

National

Notes

"The National Bail Fund Network is made up of over sixty community bail and bond funds across the country. We regularly update this listing of community bail funds that are freeing people by paying bail/bond and are also fighting to abolish the money bail system and pretrial detention."
Includes information on LGBTQ+Focused funds.
Part of Community Justice Exchange.

American Indian College Fund

Provides LGBTQ+Friendly services

Services

  • Indigenous/Native Communities
  • Mutual Aid/Direct Giving/Fundraising
  • Professional Development/Scholarships

Location

8333 Greenwood Blvd.
Denver, CO 80221

Contact Info

Phone: 303-426-8900
Email:

Notes

"The American Indian College Fund invests in Native students and tribal college education to transform lives and communities."
Includes an LGBTQ webinar series "to provide a resource for all tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) on awareness and understanding of campus climate, identity, and current College Fund initiatives."