Pop Up Clinics

CSE offers an ongoing series of free Pop Up Clinics to equip LGBTQ Southerners with resources, information and tools to protect their rights and to live healthy, thriving lives. These clinics respond to immediate legal, health, emotional, spiritual and economic needs; they are led by CSE staff and volunteer service providers.

We are in new political territory – LGBTQ Southerners and other vulnerable communities are at risk for significant rollbacks of basic rights and legal protections. This winter, we will run a series of free Pop Up Clinics across Mississippi, Alabama, North Carolina and South Carolina focusing on immediate steps people can take to protect their rights and health.

Led by volunteer attorneys and transgender leaders, these clinics will cover issues such as name changes for trans folks, health care power of attorney documents for LGBTQ youth, how to obtain a passport for gender marker changes, second parent adoptions to help protect LGBTQ families, and how to enroll in the Affordable Care Act. Please check each clinic for specific topics that will be covered.

The schedule for legal clinics is:  TBD

Please check back for information on upcoming clinics.

Your gift today – whether it is $5 or $250 – will allow us to respond to immediate needs in the LGBTQ community and be a forceful, vigilant voice for LGBTQ legal rights.

To reach those who can’t attend in-person clinics, we also make digital resources available, like our 2016 Trans in the South resource guide.


Community Law Workshops: Since launching in 2011, CSE’s Legal Team has offered free Community Law Workshops (CLW) which empower LGBT people in the South to protect our rights to the full extent possible under current laws and to equip local attorneys to advocate for their LGBT clients. CLWs focus on topics such as name changes, health care power of attorney, and employment rights. Learn about past CLWs here.

Direct Services Pop Up Clinics: At these clinics, community members can access an array of free health, wellness and educational services focused on the needs of LGBT Southerners, such as HIV testing, consults with attorneys and chaplains, trans health resources, and financial literacy coaching.

Trans Employment Clinics: Join us for a free day of learning, training, resources and support focused on transgender employment issues.: At these clinics, trans folks can access training, support and resources to help them gain and sustain employment.

Name Change Clinics: At these clinics we assist trans folks with the necessary paperwork to change their legal name. We walk folks through the paperwork line-by-line, notarize the necessary paperwork, and provide folks with finger print cards, and instructions on how to complete the process.

Trans Resource Clinics: At these Clinics we offer a variety of trans resources including name change clinics, resources to help fund your transition,  journals by trans folks for trans folks, peer to peer support, and more.

Learn about past Pop Up Clinics and CLW’s here

Questions: Email or call Ivy Hill – ivy[at]southernequality.org at 828.242.1559.

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Trans in the South Resource Guide

In the pages of this edition of Trans in the South you’ll find lists of trans-friendly service providers – from doctors to attorneys to counselors – across the South as well as resources to assist with funding medical transition.

You can download a PDF of Trans in the South: A Guide to Resources by clicking here.