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In Tuscaloosa Alabama we have begun bridging the gap between the local community and the academic collegiate world. I, and many others, are part of Southerners on New Ground. A great organization that empowers LGBTQA+ Southerners to organize and work together. We have the right to stay. live, love and work in our communities. There is much work to be done. SONG members continue to recognize the intersectionality of our identities and lives and use everyones gifts to add to the uplifting of our community.
Working as liaison with community leaders and the available programs at the university level there are many challenges. There has been some progress and we who are passionate about this work will continue to move forward.
— Jennifer L. Collins, Instructor, University of Alabama, Department of American Studies, March 15, goqnotes.com, in response to Joshua Burford’s “Who’s left to Create Change in the South?”, goqnotes.com/21306/.
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Buncombe Co. benefits
I’m surprised there were 3 votes against it. Asheville seems very progressive but apparently it is not as progressive as I thought.
— Nikki Hatch, March 21, Facebook, in response to Buncombe County’s approval of domestic partner benefits, goqnotes.com/21591/.
Downtown Asheville is progressive, get outside of that area and you’re right back in The Bible Belt.
— Jeff Manus, March 21, Facebook, in response to Buncombe County’s approval of domestic partner benefits, goqnotes.com/21591/.