With Our People, Against the Stadium in Shockoe Bottom

May 8th, 2014 Here in Richmond, we find ourselves in a defining moment of our city’shistory. As Southerners on New Ground (SONG), a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer organization of people living and working in Richmond and throughout the South, we are constantly having to fight for our right to be safe and be who we are in public, and have safety and true representation in our schools. We are intimately familiar with what it means to have our …

Queers In the Commonwealth

We are Virginia SONG. We are queers in the good old commonwealth. We are artists, activists, organizers; immigrants, language interpreters, and students of the universe. We are bike babez, barrier-breakers, femmes, butch, and bois. We are parents, spirit-builders and poets—speakers of our truth. We are rowdy and wild, brilliant and loud. We’re fighters and queer liberationists who are birthing new ways of being by reimagining what is possible in our lifetimes. Many of us come together in Richmond, Virginia, where …

LGBTQ in the South: Quality of Life versus Life and Death?

Over the past decade, the LGBTQ movement has fought for and witnessed policy campaigns across the country. SONG, as the largest grassroots LGBTQ organization rooted in the South, has seen these policy fights simultaneously mobilize LGBTQ people and open doors to conversations that would not have otherwise occurred in our communities. For over twenty years, we have engaged with these policy fights when possible and necessary while understanding that this region cannot be transformed by policy alone. We know this …

LGBTQ Day at the #not1more Deportation Hunger Strike in Washington!

LGBTQ Day at the #not1more Deportation Hunger Strike Tuesday, April 29th, Washington DC Join the call for President Obama to Stop Deportations and for Immediate Administrative Relief As many of you know the #not1more Deportation campaign’s White House Hunger Strike is entering its 5th week! SONG will be joining other LGBT leaders and groups coming OUT to support the call for #not1more on Tuesday, April 29th in Washington, D.C., on the White House’s front lawn.

See you at Gaycation! June 12 – 15th!

Gaycation 2014 – We can’t wait to see you there! Come have a gay old time in sunny South Georgia, June 12-15 2014 with your Southern LGBTQ justice loving fam!