Southerners On New Ground S.O.N.G.

Building, Connecting, and Amplifying Southern LGBTQ Organizing for Liberation

Linked with Mandy Carter – USA.

SONG believes all our identities, issues and lives are connected across race, class, culture, gender and sexuality. SONG is a membership-based, Southern regional organization made up of working class, people of color, immigrants, and rural LGBTQ people. We vision a world where the double shift factory worker and the drag queen at the bar down the block see their lives as connected and are working together for liberation … (about 1/2).

Homepage and Photos and Blog;
The Blog:

Watch our videos;
Programms 2008;
Donnate Now;
Familie Pictures / Durham, NC:

Reports & Documentation;

Address: PO Box 268 // Durham, NC 27702, USA;
Contacts to SONG’s Staff.

About 2/2: … Southerners On New Ground (SONG) was founded in order to advance Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer multi-racial, multi-issued education and organizing capable of combating the Right’s strategies of fragmentation and division.

SONG’s vision of a broad social and economic justice movement across the South, its mission to help build and strengthen that movement, and its strategy of multi-issue organizing remain as relevant, if not more relevant, today as when SONG was founded. SONG came out of conversations of Black and white southern lesbian leaders in 1993, each a long time activist on a broad range of issues, addressing deep concerns about the gains of the far right based on vicious divide and conquer tactics, particularly along fault lines of race, class and sexuality. They also expressed their hopes for helping build a broad social justice and civil rights movement where people and issues were connected and activists could bring their full selves to the organizing work.

SONG currently works to build, connect, and sustain those of us in the South who believe in liberation across all lines of race, class, culture, gender and sexuality, thru a 600 membership of primarily LGBT people. Our core work is around our Traveling Organizing School and campouts, retreats, and outreach that connect ‘the Kindred’ (those who share the dream of SONG) to each other.


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