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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.

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/Higher Education
  • 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.")

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/Higher Education
  • 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.

NC Black Women’s Roundtable

Provides LGBTQ+Friendly services

Services

  • Black/African Diaspora
  • Mutual Aid/Direct Giving/Fundraising
  • Professional Development/Scholarships/Higher Education
  • 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."

The Dru Project

Provides LGBTQ+Focused services

Services

  • Ally Training and Education
  • Professional Development/Scholarships/Higher Education
  • Trans and Gender-Non-Conforming
  • Youth Services

Location

3039 Old Fulton Place
Brandon, Florida 33510

Contact Info

Phone:

Notes

"The Dru Project is an LGBTQ+ advocacy organization on a mission to spread love across the nation and promote gay straight alliances. We are doing this by creating a curriculum for high school GSAs to use, should they wish to adopt our program. We are also offering scholarships to students who truly exemplify Drew's spirit for inclusion and unity."
Scholarships are offered to students who will be attending college or a trade school. GSA support for schools in Florida.

Awesomely Authentic

Provides LGBTQ+Focused services

Services

  • Professional Development/Scholarships/Higher Education
  • Trans and Gender-Non-Conforming
  • Youth Services

Location

National

Contact Info

Phone: 704-248-1442

Notes

"If you’re tired of playing the same 'professional' game and ready to be your authentic self at work, at school and in life, then you have come to the right place!
Awesomely Authentic focuses on the issues and journeys of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans* and Queer (LGBTQ+) individuals as they find that right job/internship, college or career fit.
'Why have a grain of sand, when you can have the whole damn sandbox' -Matthew French, Awesomely Authentic Founder"
Services include College Prep for high school students; Career Coaching; and Diversity and Inclusion Consulting for companies and organizations.

Lighthouse Foundation

Provides LGBTQ+Focused services

Services

  • Adults Questioning Their Sexuality/Gender Identity
  • Ally Training and Education
  • Black/African Diaspora
  • Mutual Aid/Direct Giving/Fundraising
  • Youth Services

Location

2335 N. Orchard Street
Chicago, Illinois 60115
Cook County, IL

Contact Info

Phone: (773) 808-3050
Email:

Notes

"We are a nonsectarian, nonprofit social justice organization that advances justice for Black LGBTQ+ people across Chicagoland through empowerment, education, and entertainment."
Also: "The Lighthouse Foundation is raising money for its Black Queer Mutual Aid Fund, which will give out $100 micro-grants to Black LGBTQ people in need in light of the COVID-19 pandemic." (from an article on blockclubchicago.org)

House of GG

Provides LGBTQ+Focused services

Services

  • Trans Legal Aid (Change of Name/Gender Marker)
  • Adults Questioning Their Sexuality/Gender Identity
  • Ally Training and Education
  • Black/African Diaspora
  • People with Disabilities
  • Persons of Color/P.O.C.
  • Professional Development/Scholarships/Higher Education
  • Seniors/Elderly/Aging
  • Trans and Gender-Non-Conforming
  • Youth Services

Location

P.O. Box 26165
Little Rock, Arkansas 72221

Contact Info

Phone: 501-904-5216
Email:

Notes

"The Griffin-Gracy Educational Retreat & Historical Center’s (a.k.a. “House of GG”) mission is to create programs, services, and resources that positively impact the lives, history, and visibility of Transgender, gender-questioning, and gender-nonconforming people. We do this through programs that promote healing justice, resilience, and organizing among our communities, particularly by and for transgender women of color, to remove barriers that inhibit our survival."
"Founded and led by Trans and gender nonconforming people and our allies, we create safe and transformative spaces where members of our community can heal—physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually—from the trauma arising from generations of transphobia, racism, sexism, poverty, ableism and violence, and nurture them into tomorrow’s leaders. We currently primarily focus on supporting and nurturing the leadership of Transgender women of color living in the U.S. South."

Black AIDS Institute

Provides LGBTQ+Friendly services

Services

  • HIV/AIDS
  • Anti-Discrimination (Workplace/Housing/Etc.)
  • Black/African Diaspora
  • Professional Development/Scholarships/Higher Education
  • Youth Services

Location

1833 West Eight Street
#200
Los Angeles, California 90057

Contact Info

Phone:

Notes

"Our mission is to stop the AIDS epidemic in Black communities by engaging and mobilizing Black institutions and individuals in efforts to confront HIV."
National programs include "We The People: A Black Plan to End HIV in America"; "Black Treatment Advocates Network" (a national network of HIV/AIDS stakeholders who mobilize Black communities across the country to confront HIV); planning bodies, task forces, and working groups around issues particular to health departments; “CUT THE STIGMA” (a campaign to combat HIV discrimination, in partnership with Lambda Legal.)
Los Angeles programs include "A Clinic for Us" (provides access to primary and specialty HIV biomedical prevention and clinic services from a uniquely and unapologetically Black point of view); and "Revolution in Color" (a group of young, Black, men who lead each other to personal success and development.)