The LGBTQ Rights Toolkit website is brought to you by the Campaign for Southern Equality (CSE).

CSE is based in Asheville, North Carolina, and works across the South to promote full LGBTQ equality – both legal and lived. Our work starts by asking what a LGBTQ Southerner needs when they decide that they are ready to lead transformative equality efforts in their  hometown: they will likely have to disrupt longstanding personal relationships and community safety nets and face day-to-day animus, often while needing economic and legal support themselves. Tactically, we thus apply a range of tools to support grassroots LGBTQ leaders throughout the South, including direct services, civil disobedience, direct action, litigation, grant-making, and both digital and old school organizing.

We’re hiring!

We’re hiring at the Campaign for Southern Equality and we’d love your help spreading the word!

This new, full-time staff position – Director of Policy and Programs – was developed to respond to the dynamic landscape of LGBTQ and civil rights issues in the South. This leadership position will involve directing CSE’s three core programs – our Southern Equality Fund, LGBTQ Rights Toolkit, and Legal Equality Project – and playing a key role in the overall strategic direction of our work.

Click here for more information about the position and how to apply!

If this position compels you, we hope you’ll apply. And thank you for helping us get the word out to your friends and networks.


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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.

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