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LGBTQ Southerners Rise To The Moment

By Charlotte Robinson, July 23, 2022

In the wake of the appalling Dobbs Supreme Court decision Campaign for Southern Equality has launched a new mobilization strategy for LGBTQ Southerners entitled “Meeting the Moment”. The new campaign will strategically harness Southern Equality’s resources & power – including staff, funding, infrastructure, supporters & their communications program to respond to new attacks of LGBTQ rights, continue to advance LGBTQ rights, help people protect their rights & access care & ensure that LGBTQ Southerners feel connected, loved & supported. Reverend Jasmine Beach-Ferrara, Executive Director of the Campaign for Southern Equality stated, “In the first half of 2022, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade & all but invited challenges to LGBTQ rights, more than two dozen anti-LGBTQ bills became law & the far right continued to weaponize faith to attack our community. There’s no question that we are entering a new chapter in the movement for LGBTQ equality – one where the far-right political movement feels more emboldened than ever to roll back fundamental American rights & freedoms. All of this is happening despite growing public support for LGBTQ equality, especially here in the South, where communities continue to pass nondiscrimination ordinances & polls track higher & higher support. We must work harder than ever to mobilize these supporters to put pressure on their elected officials to stop attacking LGBTQ people & start building a country where everyone can thrive.” Campaign for Southern Equality promotes full LGBTQ equality across the South. Their work is rooted in commitments to equity in race, gender & class. I talked to Amberlyn Boiter Southern Equality activist last April about her spin on our LGBTQ issues. LISTEN  
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