SONG Launches Free From Fear

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Free From Fear: SONG Announces Local Campaigns Across the South “What could be born in our communities if LGBTQ people and people of color were not afraid to walk our streets, lead in our towns, and fully lean into our own bodies and lives?” This is a guiding question for SONG’s new work. Free From Fear is one organization’s pledge to a wider collective movement commitment to fight and defeat fear and violence our towns, cities, region and country that …

We are North Carolina SONG

We are North Carolina SONG. We are artists and organizers, educators, students, and parents. We are fighters, survivors, lovers and rebels, and bookworms who work in coffee shops, punk kids who bus tables at the diner, and butch queens who tune cars all week. Black, brown, queer, and not leaving. We live in the South, where our roots run deep in the red Carolina clay, generations strong, thick and resilient. Even as many of our ancestors were pushed off the …

Love In The Streets: A Reflection On Valentine’s Day 2013

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Over $14 Billion is spent every year on Valentine’s Day.[1] Most of that money goes to last minute cheesy cards, candy hearts, flowers, stuffed animals, and other relics that are supposed to signify our love for one another. While it’s nice to get those things from your sweetie/s or your mama, a lot of us are left desiring so much more after all the hubbub of red and pink. How do we show our love for each other, for our …

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 …