The Fix That’s a Farce: HB2 Is Still a Threat

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State legislators made nervous by the People’s Clapback and grassroots organizing from LGBTQ communities since March are trying to back alley their way out of the backlash from their Hate Bill 2 with new proposed legislation to “fix” HB2, but they can’t pull the wool over our eyes with an HB2.0. Governor McCrory, state legislators Dan Bishop and Buck Newton, and the other architects of hate against LGBTQ people, workers, and local democratic control have been busy in Raleigh churning …

Free From Fear: From The Community Safety Act to Standard Operating Procedures in Bull City

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Photo Credit Elainiel Baldwin SONG’s first Free From Fear campaign was officially launched in Durham, North Carolina, on January 17, 2015 by SONG members, member leaders and staff. We set out to build local and regional power and capacity in order to make needed political interventions in a time of much urgency and possibility.  By fortifying the skills and spirits of LGBTQ people who are struggling and organizing in our hometowns, downtowns, and countryside, we knew we could begin to …

The Day After NC’s Amendment 1: OUR WIN IS BIGGER!!

The Day After NC voted on Amendment 1’s anti-LGBTQ bill significantly diminishing our people’s protections and autonomy to build our families in the state: OUR win is Bigger!! Because this is only the beginning of a different kind of fight: one that fights towards Sexual Liberation, and pushes-back on any state that seeks to MANDATE how we build families, and punishes our people for being queer, lesbians, gay, bisexual, transgender…. and fight for a kind of NC and South that …