Category: North Carolina
After a long campaign to end money bail in Durham led by grassroots organizations, Judge Evans and Judge Hudson have implemented a new policy that ignores the need for bail reform. This decision comes after 2 years of public pressure,…

Category: North Carolina
What is the North Carolina BLM Cohort? The North Carolina Southerners On New Ground (SONG) BLM Cohort is a leadership project for Black queer, trans, and gender non-conforming identified organizers and emerging leaders within North Carolina. Through this new cohort,…

Category: North Carolina
Last week in North Carolina, we witnessed the latest right wing Southern coup. During an emergency special session on “hurricane relief efforts” called for by outgoing Governor Pat McCrory, who was ousted by popular demand (cough, the election), right wing…

Category: North Carolina
Across the country and in the South we recognize the importance of this political moment. We recognize how dangerous and rampant the anti-Black, anti-immigrant, anti-poor, anti-woman, anti-trans, and anti-queer rhetoric is this election cycle. All spring and summer SONG members,…

Category: North Carolina
SONG is a 23-year old LGBTQ organization working across lines of class, race, gender, sexuality and culture. We are from the South, rooted in the South and accountable to our Southern LGBTQ family. We vision a South where all of…

Category: North Carolina
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…

Category: North Carolina
We know that this “bathroom bill” moment calls for us to be bolder and reach farther than ever before as conservative state legislators go after our people all across the South. We’re working to counter the Confederate Spring we saw…

Category: North Carolina
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…