Pop Up Clinics

The Campaign for Southern Equality offers an ongoing series of free Pop Up Clinics to equip LGBTQ Southerners with resources and tools to protect their rights and to lead healthy, thriving lives. Led by volunteer attorneys and transgender advocates, these clinics respond to immediate legal, health, emotional, spiritual and economic needs.


Can you make a donation to help fund upcoming Protect Yourself clinics? 

Your gift today – whether it is $5 or $50 – will allow us to offer more clinics to respond to immediate needs in the LGBTQ South.


Protect Yourself Clinics: LGBTQ Southerners face real risks of physical attack, intimidation and threats. Since the start of 2017, nine transgender women of color have been murdered in our country, four of whom lived in the South. Trans youth in the South regularly report bullying and threats in schools. In this climate, we are kicking off a new series of free “Protect Yourself” clinics across the South. Led by and for transgender folks, the clinics feature a self defense class, training in using pepper spray and safety apps, and HIV testing and counseling. Each participant also receives a free can of pepper spray and a flashlight. Plus, we offer a free meal. This spring, we’ll be running “Protect Yourself” clinics, across NC, SC, GA, TN and AL.

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

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.

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.