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 …

20 Years// Now More Than Ever

This year has been marked by SONG’s hard work to come together, defeat fear, and unleash power. The heart of the history of the Queer Liberation struggle has been about the will to take our lives back in order to live them on our terms. We often say, “We are looking for the people who are looking for us.” That has never been truer than this year. People all over the South have come forth out of wood-paneled gay bars, …

Not One More by Moya Bailey

The hypocrisy of the United States is sometimes difficult for me to understand. President Barack Obama battles racism daily as the the leader of the so called “free world,” but participates in the use of state power that hurts other marginalized groups.This country, built on stolen land and labor, genocide and enslavement, has the audacity to try and enforce illegal borders created by broken treaties. How can the United States participate in oppressive economic and political actions around the world …