About The Toolkit
The Campaign for Southern Equality has launched this online Toolkit to help LGBT Southerners – especially those is small towns and rural areas – understand and protect their rights.
A report about the Toolkit is available at: http://bit.ly/1zaDQxt
The Toolkit consists of Health Care Power of Attorney forms for every Southern state, LGBT-friendly attorney and physician lists, links to legal and mental health resources, and Name and Gender Change Guides. It also provides current information about changes in state and federal law against the backdrop of a rapidly-changing legal landscape.
“LGBT people in the South live with great dignity and courage and are often savvy navigators of the legal system, but the reality of discrimination persists and must be addressed,” says Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara, executive director of the Campaign for Southern Equality.
About The Campaign for Southern Equality
Based in Asheville, North Carolina, the Campaign for Southern Equality is a non-profit organization that advocates for the full equality of LGBT individuals and families across the South.
Through our multi-pronged approach, we are telling a new story about LGBT lives in the South. WATCH:
A New Approach:
Across the South, LGBT people lack basic legal protections, face robust opposition to our rights and have limited resources for advocacy. LGBT people in our region are also at an elevated risk of poverty. Beyond this, the South receives less than five percent of the total annual funding that goes to LGBT organizations nationally. Factors like this contribute to the commonly held belief that the South is “unwinnable” when it comes to LGBT rights.
But we hold a different view and feel deeply hopeful about what’s possible in the South.
For more information about the Campaign For Southern Equality, please visit our website.