We Decide Who We Are. We Decide Who We Love. We Decide How We Survive and Thrive.
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.
Honoring SONG Co-Founder Joan GarnerApril 19, 2017
The Time Has Been Come To Get Free: Announcing Roberto Tijerina as SONG’s Interim Co-DirectorApril 7, 2017
Yelling The Good News: A Letter from SONG Co-Director Paulina Helm-HernandezMarch 31, 2017
A Bittersweet Goodbye: An interview with Salem Acuña and J. F. LylesFebruary 10, 2017
Kindred Sonidos Volume 5February 10, 2017
Queer South Rise Up. Organizing In The Time of Trump.February 7, 2017
A MANTRA FOR PROTECTION ON INAUGURATION DAYJanuary 20, 2017
SONG’s Mandate: Our 2016 End of Year ReportDecember 31, 2016
Make No Mistake: Resisting the North Carolina CoupDecember 19, 2016
Water Is Life: In Defense of Sovereignty at Standing RockNovember 24, 2016
Election Day 2016 PoemNovember 9, 2016
A Spiritual Mandate to Invest in Black Lives: Confronting Contradictions at the National Law Enforcement RetreatOctober 27, 2016