No pride for some
of us without liberation
all of us.
- Marsha P Johnson
We all feel very privileged to be able to experience
our identities and sexualities in a safe and
within our rainbow family. Outside of this family
it doesn’t always look so pretty.
RKS is full of
queer, trans, and allied members that grew
up in the south.
We understand the homophobia,
transphobia and biphobia that continues to
permeate especially within
southern state lines.
We have worked in tandem with plus 1 to locate the
best local organizations
to send donations to grassroots
efforts around empowering trans youth in the south.
If you are feeling
overwhelmed this pride,
this list is for you! If you’ve bought an RKS ticket
since 2019 or a dedicated
pride merch item you’ve
probably already assisted our efforts
in donating to
some of these partners :)
MAGIC CITY ACCEPTANCE CENTER
(AL) - an inclusive space for Birmingham’s LGBTQ community that offers in-person and virtual programs statewide. They also operate BAGSLY, a program for youth ages 13-24.
CENTRAL ALABAMA PRIDE
(AL) - committed to spreading the message of LGBTQ equality across Alabama, and supports numerous other direct service orgs in the state.
(FL) - the largest civil rights organization advocating for the rights of LGBTQ residents of Florida. The org houses both a 501(c)(3) education institute and a 501(c)(4) political advocacy organization.
(TX) - the largest statewide political advocacy group for LGBTQ rights in Texas. The org houses both a 501(c)(3) education institute and a 501(c)(4) political advocacy organization.
(TX) - dedicated to furthering gender diverse equality in Texas.
(NC) – oldest statewide organization in the country that builds LGBTQ+ power through advocacy, education, and uplifting its queer residents.
(NC) - a youth-founded and led group that creates community and spaces for LGBTQ+ youth in NC.
SOUTHERNERS ON NEW GROUND
envisions and works towards a more sustainable south with freedoms for all. They put this to action through leadership development, intersectional analysis, and organizing.