Dear Baltimore: A Love Note from SONG

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Dear Baltimore, People have been throwing a lot of shade your way lately and, even though you are just shy of the Mason Dixon, we see the old genteel South rearing its ugly head. Just like in post-Katrina New Orleans, they’re calling you criminals, thugs, and hooligans. They say that you’re looting and destroying your city, but we know better than that. We know that this isn’t just about Freddie Gray. We know that there are others, like Mya Hall, …

There is Honor in The Work: SONG on the Role of White People in The Movement at This Time

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Over the last year, SONG’s base and thousands of other LGBTQ people have taken to the streets answering the call to do our part in demanding Black Lives Matter and Not1More Deportation. Black, immigrant, white, rural, urban, transgender, queer and undocumented SONG members have invited strangers over to their homes, planned their first vigil or protest, shut down highways and intersections, staged actions at city council meetings, launched campaigns, facilitated their first planning meeting and much more. Also in this …

AUDIO: Suzanne Pharr @ Out South

Below is the link to listen to the audio from Suzanne Pharr’s presentation on The History of the Right Wing at Out South: A Gathering of LGBTQ Leadership.     The Penn Center: December 5th 2014    

Six Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Murders Already in 2015: Statements Alone Are Not Enough

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“All we fought for at Weinstein Hall was lost when we left upon the request of the pigs…. You people run if you want to, but we’re tired of running. We intend to fight for our rights until we get them.”     — Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries (STAR) first pamphlet, 1970. In the first 31 days of 2015 we have already witnessed the tragic loss of (at least) 6 LGBTQ people of Color. We sit in our homes, offices, and …

A Year Of Showing Not Telling: SONG’s 2014 End of Year Report

READ SONG’S FULL END OF YEAR REPORT HERE! Dear SONG Kin: For SONG, this has been a year of show, not tell. We have had a liberation vision for a long time, we have found wisdom in our work, and we have shared it with the world in many ways. But, as the year closes on all the events of 2014, we have seen resounding proof in our work, and in the work of so many others, that our people …