Since it’s founding in 2011, the Campaign for Southern Equality has worked for legal and lived equality across the South for LGBTQ individuals and families. Despite the progress we’ve made, the reality is that LGBTQ Southerners continue to face discrimination every day. We’re working every day to change that.

Your gift makes our work possible. Thank you

Checks can be mailed toCampaign for Southern Equality | P.O. Box 364, Asheville, NC 28802. To make a gift of STOCK OR MUTUAL FUNDS, please contact

Here’s what your gift supports:

1) Our Rapid Response Initiative is providing direct services to help LGBTQ Southerners protect their legal rights and health; and is doing daily organizing to resist laws and policies that target LGBTQ people and other vulnerable communities.

2) With our Legal Equality Project, we’re pushing for full legal equality for LGBTQ Southerners. Through federal lawsuits, we’ve struck down discriminatory laws in North Carolina and Mississippi and continue to challenge unjust state laws that target the LGBTQ community, through litigation, public education, lobbying and direct action.


3) The hostile climate that persists in many parts of the South means LGBTQ individuals and families must take extra steps to access legal protections and LGBTQ-friendly resources and services. Through our LGBTQ Rights Toolkit, we offer free Pop Up Clinics and maintain a digital Toolkit that includes Health Care Power of Attorney forms for every Southern state, LGBTQ-friendly attorney and physician lists, links to legal and mental health resources, and Name and Gender Change Guides.


3) In 2015, we launched the Southern Equality Fund to provide direct financial support, training and resources to grassroots organizers and groups doing vital work to promote equality across the South, especially in small towns and rural areas.

The Campaign for Southern Equality is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations to CSE are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Our Federal Tax Identification number is 27-4064401.