No matter what’s been on your mind lately, it now inevitably includes thoughts about gun violence in our communities. This is a complicated issue, especially in the South where hunting and recreational gun use are part of the culture. But the debate is shifting considerably compared to the aftermath of past shootings as a direct result of southern, small town (and often queer) students. Continue reading “Field Notes: Students Lead the Way”
We’re one month into the new year and have been spending a lot of time in communities talking to everyday people about the struggles they face. In our own organizational growth, it’s been a challenge to keep all of our supporters informed, but expect to see more regular communication about the work we’re doing. Continue reading “Field Notes: Where We Are, Where We’re Going”
It’s been a tough few weeks in national and state politics, especially following the revelations of sexual misconduct by Roy Moore against numerous women from his hometown. Continue reading “Giving Thanks in These Difficult Political Times”
On Tuesday, residents in a number of states went to the ballot box and took steps toward transforming local politics. Around the country there was a resounding rejection of candidates campaigning against our hometown values of inclusion. Continue reading “Election a Referendum on Hometown Values”
June is Pride month and it should be a time to celebrate the many victories the LGBTQ+ community has won. Continue reading “Pride, Solidarity, and Resistance in the Wake of Orlando Shooting”
The debate over anti-trans “bathroom bills” is in fact resulting in men going into women’s restrooms–just not who you think. Continue reading “Conservatives Are the Ones Abusing Anti-Discrimination Policies”
Celebrating victories is a crucial part of social justice work. It serves as a form of self-care in the greater struggle, but we must remain cognizant of the work left to be done. June 26th will go down in history as the day marriage equality was won, but it also presented us with strong reminders that this is only the first step.