For six years, Southern Fried Queer Pride (SFQP) has built a community in the South amongst Black and brown queer and trans artists and organizers!
To date, we have organized a total of 7 festivals in Atlanta, GA and Durham, NC; convening over 60 performers, artists, and educators and 2,000 attendees from throughout the South. Annually, SFQP hosts over 60 events and actions, from marches and community conversations to gallery shows, stage productions, and more. SFQP uplifts Southern queer culture; a culture that is so often overlooked by mainstream media. The time has come for more.
SFQP needs your help and partnership to establish a Black queer & trans owned community space/center in Atlanta, GA. Our community is vibrant, resilient, and robust, but lacks brick and mortar spaces to commune, heal, and build. Community centers can play a direct role in providing safe, affirming spaces for Black and brown queer and trans folks, young people, disabled folks, and others marginalized by systemic injustice and lack of infrastructure to thrive. We want to build a space where people have the freedom to grow as individuals, artists, and organizers.
UPDATE: With your amazing help, we have reached our first GoFundMe goal of $50,000! We are sincerely grateful for the support and love that you given to SFQP in this effort so far. We are raising the goal to $100,000! Along with buying the property for the community space, we want to also make sure it is accessible to ALL community members, and that it can fit and sustain the capacity to serve everyone. Please help us in this next effort of reaching $100,000!
This space will serve as a community arts center and venue space for artists, musicians, and creators as well as a dedicated space to host workshops and facilitate movement building. It will include green space for a community garden and a resource center to accommodate and provide for the needs of our community. And with your support, it will be sustainable.
This has always been a core aspect of Southern Fried Queer Pride’s mission. With your help, we can make this a reality and give Atlanta and the South the community space it deserves and needs.
Please donate and share this campaign with your families, friends, colleagues, and others!
You can donate in other ways below:
Cash App: $sfqpatl // Venmo: @tayloralxndr // PayPal: paypal.me/donate
For more info on SFQP, you can visit our website at www.southernfriedqueerpride.com
Any questions can be directed to [email redacted].
An example of the work we do:
- Melanie Burrell
- Sally Polk
- Christine Liang