Join our team!

CSE is hiring a Community Organizer! We’re proud to participate as a host organization in the Tzedek Social Justice Fellowship program, which places young professionals in a one-year, full-time fellowship at a social justice organization in the Asheville area.

You will join CSE’s team in running a fast-paced, nimble campaign to promote full LGBT equality across the South. The fellowship will also involve significant learning and professional development opportunities as part of the Tzedek Fellowship program. CSE and the Tzedek Social Justice Fellowship Program are working to increase the racial/ethnic diversity of the LGBT movement. Candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Learn more and apply here.

Thank you for an amazing 2016 #LGBTsouth conference!

During March 18-20 in Asheville, North Carolina more than 650 activists and organizers gathered for the 2016 LGBT* in the South conference. Please take a minute to fill out the conference feedback survey.

Click here to see a photo blog providing a full tour of the weekend’s highlights!

A big thank you to Chloe, Felicia, Lindsey, the conference advisory committee and the CSE team. And thank you to our conference photographer Keenon Walker.

Conference team thank you

Day 1 conference photographs can be viewed here.

Day 2 conference photographs can be viewed here.

You can also look back at the full workshop schedule and details of the pop-up clinic below.

Workshop Schedule

Workshops covered emerging LGBT* issues in the South as well as provided training and support to LGBT* Southern grassroots leaders and to practitioners across disciplines who serve the LGBT* community.

Check out the workshops offered at the 2016 conference.

Yall means all

Direct Services Pop-up Clinic
The Direct Services Pop-Up Clinic was held in Coman Gym from 10:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday and from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Free services provided include: HIV testing, consultations with Dr. Hope Sherie, chaplaincy services, peer counseling, harm reduction resources, financial literacy services, microgrants for trans folks, consultations with attorneys, assistance with ACA insurance, print resources, and more!

Keynote for the 2016 Conference!

Our keynote for the 2016 LGBT* in the South conference was a panel on criminal justice and LGBTQ issues featuring an amazing lineup of leaders.

Urvashi Vaid of The Vaid Group, Shaena Johnson from BreakOUT!, and Nayely Perez-Huerta of the Southeast Immigrant Rights Network (SEIRN) will share the stage for a keynote panel moderated by facilitator Craig White. Together, offered analysis, policy recommendations, stories, and lessons learned from organizing and lived experience.

At a vital time in our national conversation about criminal justice reform, this keynote plenary discussed policy recommendations to address discriminatory practices for LGBT* prisoners and immigrants in detention; decriminalize HIV; and prevent youth and adults from becoming involved in the criminal justice system.

The conference is a project of the Campaign for Southern Equality.

Based in Asheville, North Carolina, the Campaign for Southern Equality is a non-profit organization that advocates for the full equality of LGBT individuals and families across the South.