OTS Assets Database Beta

We are excited to share the Out in the South Assets Database Beta site! You can explore the database of LGBTQ Southern Community Assets by navigating the map below or by using the filters on the left side to sort assets by state, issue area, and population.

We are excited to continue to develop this resource in the coming weeks and months. Please share any comments or feedback related to the database to [email protected].

 

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MISSION Our mission focuses on the three core pillars of education, advocacy, and community building. We are actively engaged in supporting student organizations, offering professional development opportunities for campus groups, and advocating for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals from many walks of life. Our ultimate goal is to highlight the wonderfully diverse experiences of LGBTQ* Wildcats while working to decrease marginalization in all forms. Website |

MISSION GLASS (Giving Love, Acceptance, Safety and Support) is a student run organization whose goal is to promote a diverse and accepting campus for all people regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity by educating the UL Lafayette community about LGBTQIA+ issues, addressing all anti-LGBTQIA+ harassment and discrimination, and providing social activities for all UL Lafayette students. The organization is much like a common organization found in high schools, called Gay-Straight Alliances. All supporters of LGBTQIA+ issues are welcome to join and participate in GLASS, whether they are a part of the LGBTQIA+ community or simply …

MISSION Our vision is an inclusive and welcoming campus climate free of all forms of hate and bias, where all members of the university family work together to create positive change in the community. Website | Facebook | Twitter

MISSION To create a community of LGBTQIQAP+ identified individuals as well as their allies in order to establish dialogue, form a safe space for exploration and expression, educate about and discuss issues relevant to the community, and work to initiate change. Website | Facebook

MISSION The University of North Texas (UNT) Pride Alliance is a gender and sexuality resource center and a safe and welcoming space for all. The values that drive our work include: Education: Providing information, mentoring, programs, and training that create awareness, understanding, and inclusion of all gender and sexual identities represented within the UNT community. Engagement: Fostering an environment that affirms and celebrates all gender and sexual identities and providing opportunities for personal growth through respectful dialogue, exploring the intersections of identity, and partnership with campus and community organization…

MISSION The mission of the OU Gender + Equality Center is to foster social justice by advocating for the rights of women and LGBTQ students, empowering those without a voice, and challenging inequality. Website | Facebook | Twitter

MISSION Common Ground connects the many individuals, organizations, and resources in the University of Richmond community working to create a safe and comfortable environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and/or queer (LGBTQ) people and their allies at the University. Through advocacy, consultation, and an array of vibrant LGBTQ programs, Common Ground works to ensure that the entire University community benefits from the experiences and perspectives of our LGBTQ members. Website

MISSION In order to produce positive effects upon multicultural student retention and success, the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs offers a myriad of Cultural Support Services, Diversity Education Initiatives, and Multicultural Programming. These programs, services, and initiatives focus on the development of all students at the University of South Carolina. The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs’ goal is to help promote an accepting environment, and to assist in fostering an appreciation for each of our culturally diverse populations.

MISSION Prism is a support group created for the LGBTQ students, faculty, staff and allies at USC Upstate. We value respect, togetherness and knowledge. Prism is a safe place on campus to build new relationships, talk about LGBTQ issues and share what we know as well as to confide in one another through our support groups. As an organization, we hope to serve you with support, fun and education about the LGBTQ community. Website

MISSION The core functions of the LGBTQA Program are to offer: Educational Events, Networking Activities, Safe Zone Ally Training, Anti-Bullying Education and Advocacy. Website | Facebook

MISSION Serving Women and LGBTQA Communities. Website | Facebook

MISSION An organization at the University of Tulsa for queer students and their allies, Pride is dedicated to providing an educational, social, and activist outlet to students who are sensitive to LGBTQ issues. Pride has a strict confidentiality and privacy policy, and is categorically opposed to "outing" or similar breeches of privacy. Facebook

MISSION Supporting the advancement of the University of Virginia's LGBTQ community. Website | Facebook

MISSION Upper Cumberland Pride is Tennessee's first and only pride focused on the LGBT community in a rural area. Facebook

MISSION Upstate Pride SC empowers people of all gender expressions and sexual identities in the Upstate of South Carolina by promoting acceptance through education, advocacy and networking. Website | Facebook | Twitter

MISSION We present plays and musicals that strive to create greater positive public awareness and acceptance through the performing arts. Website | Facebook

MISSION The College of Medicine Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) is dedicated to ensuring a safe and friendly academic environment for LGBT students, residents, and faculty in the medical community at the University of South Alabama. As a group of LGBT students and allies, we are committed to embracing diversity on our campus by providing resources, support and a friendly community for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons in medical education. Website

MISSION Building a better Virginia by strengthening our LGB and LGB-Friendly coalitions. Connecting like-minded individuals in Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax County, Fairfax City, Falls Church, Loudoun, Fauquier, Winchester, Prince William, Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, King George, Richmond, Henrico, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Roanoke, & Shenandoah Valley. Website | Facebook

MISSION The mission of the Gay Straight Alliance is to foster an active and diverse culture at Valdosta State University and the surrounding community. The Gay-Straight Alliance provides opportunities for students to build friendships, find a safe place to discuss issues, and foster communication through an assortment of activities, while encouraging open-mindedness and diversity, with an emphasis on educating and informing students, faculty, staff, and community members about the diversity among gender and sexuality issues. Instagram |

MISSION The Vanderbilt Program for LGBTI Health works to address health disparities faced by LGBTI communities, improve the health of LGBTI patients, support education around LGBTI health, and foster research on the optimal ways to care for LGBTI patients and families. Website

MISSION VAYLA is a progressive multi-racial community-based organization in New Orleans that empowers youth and families through supportive services and organizing for cultural enrichment and positive social change. Website | Facebook | Twitter

MISSION The Virginia Anti-Violence Project works to address and end violence within and against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities across Virginia. We believe that in order to end homophobia, biphobia, transphobia and heterosexism we must also work against other oppressions including, but not limited to: racism, classism, sexism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism, ableism and ageism. We affirm and develop LGBTQ leadership as essential to our mission. Website | Facebook

MISSION In concert with campus-wide advisory groups, departments and organizations, the Division for Inclusive Excellence works to promote awareness of the lives of LGBTQIA+ individuals and to challenge bias and intolerance. Website

MISSION At Virginia Pride, our mission is to be a vehicle for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender awareness, networking and education to reach the broader Commonwealth Community. Through various methods, we seek to provide unique events designed to instill pride, celebrate unity and embrace diversity in the Commonwealth of Virginia. We strive to improve the lives of LGBT Virginians by creating visibility and promoting full human and civil rights through education, networking and celebrations that advocate equality. Website |

MISSION The Action Alliance, a diverse group of individuals and organizations, believes that ALL people have the right to a life free of sexual and domestic violence. Website | Facebook | Twitter

MISSION The LGBTQ+ Resource Center at Virginia Tech was opened on August 15, 2016. This is the first time a dedicated center with a full-time staff member is in place at Virginia Tech. Previously, a student-run center was overseen by HokiePRIDE. The current LGBTQ+ Resource Center would not be possible without the advocacy and support of many past and present LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff representing HokiePRIDE (formerly LGBTA), the LGBT Staff and Faculty Caucus, previous LGBTQ+ coordinators, and the Ex Lapide Alumni Society.We thank you for your energy and fierce advocacy.

MISSION The goals of the Task Force are to: 1) Inform effective training to promote culturally competent health care to the transgender communities; 2) Develop a statewide resource guide to be distributed across the state to facilitate increased access to care for Transgender individuals; 3) Develop and implement HIV interventions for the transgender community. Website

MISSION The mission of Visuality is to enhance and sustain the health and well-being of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer plus communities and our allies by providing activities, programs, educational events and services that create community, empower community members, provide essential resources, advocate for civil and human rights; and embrace, promote and support out cultural diversity. Website | Facebook

MISSION VOICES of Kentuckiana, Inc. (VOICES) is a voluntary, not-for-profit chorus for the community. VOICES is Kentuckiana's fully inclusive, self-affirming chorus. Our membership is inclusive of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and heterosexual friends. VOICES is organized to provide the opportunity for gay, lesbian and supportive others to sing together. Website | Facebook | Twitter

MISSION The LGBTQ Center at Wake Forest University provides education, advocacy, and outreach for WFU's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and allied community. Website | Facebook | Twitter

MISSION WWC- education, advocacy and resources within the LGBTQIA community and in the areas of Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence prevention, Gender Equity Website | Facebook

MISSION We Are Family provides direct support, leadership development opportunities, and advocacy for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex (LGBTQQI), and straight ally youth up to the age of 25. Website | Facebook

MISSION The mission of the WKU Pride Center is to support all LGBTQ, questioning, and allied students at Western Kentucky University. The Pride Center works to improve the campus climate for all LGBTQ+ students by advocating for the respect and safety of all members of the campus community through events and educational opportunities. The Pride Center collaborates with other campus programs and groups to support students as they complete their educational goals. Website |

MISSION Wichita Falls MCC is an exuberantly inclusive, loving, and serving community of faith offering God’s promise, Christ’s salvation, and the Holy Spirit’s comfort to all. Website | Facebook

MISSION The Lambda Alliance is an organization dedicated to creating a supportive environment for sexually, romantically, and gender diverse, questioning, and allied individuals. We strive to be politically and socially active in our community. Website | Facebook

MISSION We set our purpose, charge, and mission of the Gay-Straight Student Alliance to serve as a support group for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, hereby referred to by the acronym L.G.B.T and other queer identities on the campus of Winston-Salem State University and their straight allies. It also exercise the task of being a cultural bridge between the stated individuals and their peers by uplifting and encouraging a healthy and positive lifestyle for its members, raise awareness of LGBT civil rights issues, and striving to help students in this group reach higher levels of academic excellence.

MISSION Women in Network is a South Florida community organization dedicated to the development, leadership, and empowerment of LBT women, their friends and supporters. Website | Facebook | Twitter

MISSION "The West Virginia Human Rights Commission will encourage and endeavor to bring about respect, tolerance, and mutual understanding among all citizens of West Virginia regardless of their race, gender, religious persuasion, ethnicity, or disability. The Commission will administer and ensure adherence to, through education, investigation, mediation, and adjudication, the Human Rights Act which prohibits discrimination in employment, housing, and places of public accommodation. The West Virginia Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination in employment and in places of public accommodations based on race, religion, color, national ori…

MISSION The Yes Institute's mission is to prevent suicide and ensure the healthy development of all youth through powerful communication and education on gender and orientation. Website | Facebook | Twitter
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