“To accelerate LGBT acceptance in the U.S. South and to counter the growing levels of apathy towards LGBT acceptance nationwide, GLAAD is amplifying experiences of LGBT Southerners who are resilient in the face of inequality and adversity and are building a culture in which they are able not only to survive, but also to thrive.” – Sarah Kate Ellis
Advances in LGBT equality and acceptance are uneven across the US. The South, more than elsewhere in the country, is experiencing this reality. GLAAD's Southern Stories initiative aims to accelerate LGBT acceptance and understanding across the South.
This summer, GLAAD embarks on its second Southern Stories Summer Tour. Look for us in Florida in June, Alabama and Mississippi in July, and Texas in August. We'll be hosting public events with local LGBT organizations, visiting with LGBT Southerners and their allies, and collecting and telling stories about LGBT life in the South.
We invite you to get on board!
June 27 – July 1 | Florida
July 13 – 17 | Alabama & Mississippi
August 8 – 13 | Texas
To see a recap of the 2015 tour, click here.