TLC@SONG Southern Regional Organizer
Kayla Gore is the Southern Regional Organizer for TLC@SONG. Her organizing work has included fighting for housing equity for all people who are chronically homeless and advocating for the just treatment of transgender people by law enforcement. She has a long history working for the rights of transgender people in the South. She works to connect transgender people to core social services in the South. Kayla is an advocate for decriminalization in Memphis,and building legal support services to meet the needs of TGNC people in the South. She is a community mobilizer and activist for social justice equity and the abolishment of systems that were never designed to protect marginalized people. Kayla is a State Certified HIV tester and Sexual Health Counselor. She volunteers for various CABs, such as Memphis Community Bail Fund in partnership with Just City, Mid-South Peace, Justice Center, and My Sistah’s House, a local house for trans/gnc adults who have recently been released from incarceration/experiencing homelessness or anti-trans violence. Kayla served on the Tri-State Black Pride Board as the TGNC Chair 2016-2018, and is the current Chair of the Tennessee Transgender Task Force with Tennessee Department of Health. Kayla is excited to expand her organizing regionally throughout the South in her new position at TLC@SONG.