TLC@SONG, formed in 2014, is a national collaboration based in Atlanta, GA. The collaboration joins the Transgender Law Center’s long history of legal, policy and trans-specific expertise with Southerners on New Ground’s well-respected southern base-building and organizing shop. TLC@SONG focuses on policy advocacy, legal work, public education and movement building.

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The Grapevine: A Southern Trans Report

Southern transgender, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming (TGNC) people experience high rates of discrimination and violence and have long been lacking in the resources, scholarship, and research to combat these issues. In order to truly and effectively decrease the disparities impacting TGNC Southerners, resources and efforts must be grounded in the experiences of and led by TGNC communities in the South. While there is more and more awareness of issues impacting TGNC communities, there is less data on which issues TGNC communities view as priorities and needs, particularly TGNC communities in the South.

The Grapevine: A Southern Trans Report details the findings of one of the only community-based surveys of TGNC Southerners to date focused on collecting information on the issues TGNC Southerners identify as priorities. The survey was developed out of The Jewel Box Revue – a listening tour that collected stories from and built connections among TGNC Southerners. This report contains information from 135 TGNC people from 13 Southern states: West Virginia, Mississippi, Texas, Tennessee, Virginia, Alabama, Louisiana, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Missouri, and Kentucky. Most respondents completed the survey online, while some were completed in person at target events in the South such as Southern Fried Queer Pride in Durham.

Relevant Blogs:

The Grapevine Survey

The Jewel Box Revue Round 2 and a New Legal Webinar Series!

The Jewel Box Revue: A Southern Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Listening Tour

The Trans Tripping Point or Loretta Lynch is like our Auntie

Announcing a New Form of National Collaboration: TLC@SONG