¡Chokwe Lumumba Presente!

It is with great respect and admiration that we write this letter of condolence to the family, friends, and comrades of Mr. Chokwe Lumumba.  As a multi-racial movement building organization that centers the lives and leadership of black and brown lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Southerners at the heart of its work, it is without question that the work of Chokwe Lumumba and the New African Independence Movement is essential to our collective liberation. If we could do at least …

We Are Alabama SONG

We are Alabama SONG. We live in the Deep South; you know, where the black dirt is at and where some folks are scared to come visit because our interstates are littered with confederate flags flying high as New York City skyscrapers.  Within this Deep South that’s both scary and beautiful, an organized group of radical queers are working to challenge the status quo, working to push the boundaries of “normal” and working to explore the possibilities of Southern transformation …

Homo Sweet Homo, A Shout Out to Queers In South Carolina

  South Carolina SONG members are making waves in the state and across the region with a platform they created for SC queers to respond to Rep. Garry Smith and the Ways and Means Committee of the South Carolina State Legislature who recently made budget cuts to programs to punish USC Upstate and the College of Charleston for assigning LGBTQ-themed books for their freshman reading programs. The committee voted 20-1 to slash each school’s budget by the exact amount that the programs cost.The platform, Homo Sweet …

FIERCE and Southerners on New Ground (SONG) Release Groundbreaking Reports at Creating Change Conference in Houston, TX

SONG has been hard at work over the past 12 months developing a rural and small town organizing program for LGBTQ people in the South. We’ve done a lot of research and have talked to a lot of people. Our membership and allies across the region and the country have been invaluable to this process and we can’t thank you enough for your insight, experience, and cheers of encouragement! We’re calling our program Small Town South and will be rolling it out over the next …