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Southerners On New Ground (SONG) is a regional Queer Liberation organization made up of people of color, immigrants, undocumented people, people with disabilities, working class and rural and small town, LGBTQ people in the South. We believe that we are bound together by a shared desire for ourselves, each other, and our communities to survive and thrive. We believe that Community Organizing is the best way for us to build collective power and transform the South. Out of this belief we are committed to building freedom movements rooted in southern traditions like community organizing, political education, storytelling, music, breaking bread, resistance, humor, performance, critical thinking, and celebration.
SONG builds a beloved community of LGBTQ people in the South who are ready and willing to do our part to challenge oppression in order to bring about liberation for ALL people. We develop leadership, build our membership base, and identify and carry out community organizing projects and campaigns. All of our work strives to bring together marginalized communities to work towards justice and liberation for all people.
Trans Give OUT Day 2016May 17, 2016
Calls for Procedures Gain Traction as HB2 Debate Heats Up-Durham Herald SunMay 17, 2016
Berkely County South Carolina Foreshadows Obama Administration Decree to School DistrictsMay 13, 2016
The Trans Tripping Point or Loretta Lynch is like our AuntieMay 11, 2016
SONG on HB2 on MSNBC’s AM Joy with Joy ReidMay 9, 2016
Victory in Oxford! Anti-Trans Bill REPEALED!May 4, 2016
REPEAL Local Anti-Trans Ordinance in Oxford, Alabama, That Makes Using the Bathroom a CrimeMay 3, 2016
SparkleBark 2016 Art Residency!April 14, 2016
SONG Updates from the First Quarter!April 13, 2016
APPLY! TLC@SONG SUMMER LEGAL INTERN!April 11, 2016
Membership Call: South Carolina Turn Up on S.1203April 11, 2016
SONG Gaycation 2016-Register by May 20!April 8, 2016