On Saturday, Dec 8th, the Gender and Sexuality Cohort of Bridge Builders CHANGE (also known as GAS) hosted a conference to determine criteria for Brave, Safe & Educated spaces for LGBTQ+ youth in Memphis.
Girls Inc. of Memphis, founded in 1946, is a local chapter of the Girls Inc., the national organization which promotes the development of girls through focusing on culturing ‘pro-girl environments,’ programming, and mentorship to increase opportunities and rights for all girls.
“The ultimate goal of The Hospitality Hub is to connect people with the resources they need to begin their journey out of homelessness,” said Director of Operations Kelcey Johnson, before highlighting the array of resources they offer for people who have experiences of homelessness.
“When you’re in an artistic space, it’s completely raw. You can’t rush anything, you can’t polish the soul. When you put that on stage - take it with you and do a comedy set, you’re letting the world, and yourself, see who you truly are.” - Balisha, Left Foot Forward
In the near future, the annoyances of congested traffic, unavailable parking, and expensive transportation alternatives may be solved. It is the urban transportation wave of the future, and two college sophomores are working to make it a reality.
“A shirt is a shirt and anyone is allowed to wear it” said Katie Cooper, Founder of the Button Brigade. This company sells gender-neutral button-ups that are ethically made in the USA, and donates 10% of their profit to LGBTQ+ projects.