Understanding LGBTQ Abuse in the South

Understanding LGBTQ Abuse in the South

- The Good Men Project

“Sometimes, the roots of violence against LGBTQ people go much deeper than the hearts and minds of a few people or communities.”

Join us and give your support to the Free2Be Safe Anti-Violence Project serving LGBTQ Alabama and the Deep South.  Together we are working to create safe communities based on healthy relationships.

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James Robinson is an activist, advocate, and a leader in the struggle to secure equality and social justice for the LGBTQ South.  He is the founder and executive director of GLBT Advocacy & Youth Services, Inc. located in Huntsville, Alabama.  His is deeply rooted in the forms of fundamental Christianity prevalent in the Deep South.  He is a deeply spiritual person who uses his personal struggles as a source of strength to help others.  He can be reached at james@glbtays.org.

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PROUDLY WORKING FOR YOU IN ALABAMA & THE SOUTH!

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GLBT Advocacy & Youth Services is a comprehensive community service organization located in Huntsville, Alabama which serves the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer community.  Since 2009 this non-profit agency has worked to raise awareness of conditions impacting the lives of GLBTQ people such as bullying, homelessness, inadequate medical and mental health services, and prejudices which result in discrimination in employment, housing, and education.  In addition to raising public awareness intended to create high expectations of respect and inclusion of all people as equally important members of our society the agency also provides an array of social services including community building events.

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Alabama’s Community & Resource Center for the GLBTQ community is now open!

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“Our Space” is Alabama’s only Center serving the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community & allies. We are Alabama’s LGBTQ Resource Center!
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Located in beautiful Huntsville, Alabama Our Space Community Center is the home of GLBT Advocacy & Youth Services, Inc. We are a comprehensive 501 (c)(3) agency serving Alabama and the Southeast through advocacy services and public awareness on issues affecting the GLBTQ community. We support and promote social justice, equality, and inclusion in order to create a safe and healthy community for everyone. Please visit our CommunityLink Calendar for events at the Center.http://glbtays.org/calendar.html

We are Alabama’s LGBTQ Resource Center!

From Mississippi

MISSISSIPPI’S CONSCIENCE SHOULD BE BURNING … “INJUSTICE ANYWHERE IS A THREAT TO JUSTICE EVERYWHERE.”

- Seth Azzarello and James Robinson

“Close your eyes and imagine that for twenty-one years you have been in a committed loving relationship.  Your partner is the love of your life and the two of you have spent years planning your dreams and working on your life goals together. You have a beautiful home and both of you have been active members of your community.  Then, in an instant, a simple accident changes both your lives forever.  Your partner is in the hospital and you are being called ‘faggot’ by local police officers who are sworn to serve the community as they force you out of your home.”

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A MESSAGE OF GRATITUDE TO SPIRIT OF THE CROSS CHURCH IN HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA

“Four years ago I began a very important conversation.  This conversation was and continues to be about the well-being and future of our community.  This conversation was begun at Spirit of the Cross because as a member I found a safe haven as I healed from years of self-abuse.  When I began to develop my personal ministry I reached out to the congregation to join me as I worked to heal wounded spirits, return hope to the lonely, and to build a sense of community in a city where I was told this would not be possible because others had tried before me.”