LGBTQ+ owned, affirming & safe mental health therapy
& advocacy organiztion
Staffed with experts in LGBTQ+ mental health and advocacy for LGBTQ+ rights among healthcare and other bureaucratic systems.
Jennifer is a US Army veteran, a family law attorney who practices in Knox and surrounding counties, she is involved in the LGBTQIA+ and military veteran communities through pro bono work, and she is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law. Jennifer handles cases involving divorce, custody, orders of protection, domestic violence, child support, paternity, and other family law related matters. She also works in the areas of animal law, especially when it pertains to horses and she is a Rule 31 listed family law mediator with special training in domestic violence.
Rainbow Kitten Surprise is an LGBTQ+ Band that supports LGBTQ+ businesses and causes, like Appalachian OUTreach and the Tennessee Equality Project. They are currently auctioning one-of-a-kind clothing items and selling their pride shirt in an effort to help support Appalachian OUTreach and the Tennessee Equality Project. Support this amazing band and their efforts to help change the world!
Fender Musical Instruments supports LGBTQ+ artists and our LGBTQ+ community! Fender is well-known among musicians for providing quality guitars, basses, amps, accessories and digital experiences. Like Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Fender supports LGBTQ+ artists, businesses, and causes like Appalachian OUTreach. They are currently selling their pride tee-shirt and donating a portion of proceeds to Appalachian OUTreach.
Plus1 handles fundraising via tours, merch, and events for musicians. Their extensive experience with effective nonprofits allows them to identify grassroots beneficiaries. Plus1 gives opportunities for artists and brands to raise funds and awareness for nonprofits doing urgent work in pandemic relief, racial justice, and civic engagement. We are proud to have supported our partners in distributing a record $6M in 2021.
The Bottom stands as a space for building community, celebrating culture, & engaging the creativity of Black people through curated events, ongoing projects, shared resources and physical space. Creating a space where we can take up space. The Bottom stands as a multi-use place to foster change and togetherness. As a nonprofit community center and Black-affirming bookshop,
Bryant's Bridge is a "safe, supportive and empowering home for the local Knoxville LGBTQ+ community in need of housing." This non-profit LGBTQ+ organization is making positive changes for our communities.
LGBTQ+ operated organization. Learn about the folks who are taking on the folks who make decisions about LGBTQ+ rights in Tennessee
This fantastic organization is growing, expanding, and has a welcoming, safe space in Knoxville. Knox Pride has a long history of being there for us, giving us inspiration for being visible, and giving all of us hope for our futures!
A social justice-minded law firm that is LGBTQ+ safe and affirming. Our goal at Held Law Firm is to be your trusted advisor, and the one you call for help. We represent clients in the most defining moments of their personal lives through divorce, child custody, orders of protection, or when they need an advocate to stand and support their cause.
LGBTQ+ owned and local resource that is aimed at furthering the empowerment & progression of the transgender community
Positively Living & Choice Health Network serve East Tennessee individuals and families struggling to survive the challenges created by HIV, homelessness, mental illness, substance use, and disabilities
Kelli Turczyn is a safe and affirming speech/voice coach who welcomes our transgender and non-binary family.
Rescuing Health seeks to financially aid individuals who do not qualify for any other type of public or private healthcare assistance in obtaining specific health treatments or surgeries.
Covid-19 HOUSING ASSISTANCE Through a grant from the State of Tennessee, HomeSource east tennessee is able to provide assistance to homeowners and renters in East Tennessee. The assistance will be in the form of a direct payment to your mortgage company, landlord or utility company.
Lost In Sensation Therapeutic Yoga is owned by Valery, who is an ERYT-500 and YACEP- Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider. Valery offers group events, workshops, retreats and private sessions. Her Intuitive Healing sessions incorporate Chakra Yoga, Reiki and bio-energetic grounding exercises to release and purge emotions, tension and trauma stored in the body.
The TTF is a work group comprised of transgender and gender-variant individuals representing each of the five HIV Prevention regions of Tennessee. The TN Department of Health HIV Prevention program convened the statewide Transgender Task Force (TTF) in July, 2018. The ultimate goals of this body are to prevent transgender individuals f
The TTF is a work group comprised of transgender and gender-variant individuals representing each of the five HIV Prevention regions of Tennessee. The TN Department of Health HIV Prevention program convened the statewide Transgender Task Force (TTF) in July, 2018. The ultimate goals of this body are to prevent transgender individuals from acquiring HIV, increase access to care and improve health outcomes for transgender people who are living with HIV, and reduce HIV-related health disparities for transgender communities.
LGBTQ+ operated & local organization that is a welcoming, affirming, & inclusive congregation
Zoom Meetings - Tuesdays @ 7:30 pmMeeting link: https://zoom.us/j/2089387448 Password 697167
*Meetings are online during Covid-19 Pandemic
United Way of Blount County is advancing the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all. Our goal is to create lasting changes in our community by addressing the root causes of Blount County’s problems. Together, we can accomplish more than any single group can on its own.
The Community Food Connection of Blount County is a nonprofit, volunteer organization dedicated to reducing food insecurity for citizens in Blount County and helping individuals and families improve their quality of life.
LGBTQ+ Safe & Affirming Learning Environment. Our students are inspired to grow in responsibility, tolerance, compassion, patience, organization, and motivation. Children at Little River Montessori learn in an environment that supports the individual child’s social, emotional, intellectual, and moral development.
We are an organization that welcomes and respects everyone. The Benefits Counselors help LGBTQ+ seniors check if they’re eligible for public benefit programs and assistance, like with food, utilities, housing, taxes, and health insurance & prescription premiums. They will assist with applying for these money-saving benefits.
At Sanofi, our passion is to prevent, treat and cure illness and disease throughout life.
LGBTQ+ safe employer with a 100 for their HRC Corporate
Equality Index score: https://www.hrc.org/resources/buyers-guide/sanofi
LGBTQ+ affirming employer, safe place to shop & awesome sales on outdoor stuff for the
Brokeback Mountaineer in you!
LGBTQ+ Affirming Employer
LGBTQ+ Affirming Employer, Offers health insurance coverage for gender affirming surgeries
LGBTQ+ Friendly Employer
Recognized by the Human Rights Campaign as one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality, we remain committed to creating a more diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for the LGBTQ+ community. Join us in celebrating our LGBTQ+ associates, customers and vendors!
We offer specialized dog training, as well as board and train and hybrid programs for behavior modification and rehabilitation in real-world settings. Our programs are tailored to the individual dog and all behavioral issues.
VG’s Bakery is a 100% scratch bakery offering a full line of handcrafted pastries, pies, cakes, cookies and artisan breads. When we say ‘from scratch’, we mean it. We grate the cheddar cheese; we zest and juice the lemons and oranges; we toast our own pecans and walnuts; we roast the apples and cherries; we cook the bacon in-house. It’s
VG’s Bakery is a 100% scratch bakery offering a full line of handcrafted pastries, pies, cakes, cookies and artisan breads. When we say ‘from scratch’, we mean it. We grate the cheddar cheese; we zest and juice the lemons and oranges; we toast our own pecans and walnuts; we roast the apples and cherries; we cook the bacon in-house. It’s a serious thing around here and we hope you can taste the quality.
LGBTQ+ owned, locally sourced, eco friendly, hand crafted coffee and tea house. Specializing in french press coffee, and custom locally sourced tea blends.Open 8am-8pm every day but Sunday3715 Chapman highway
LGBTQ+ safe juice bar and CBD emporium. Smoothies, Juices, or Power Shots, made fresh every day! CBD-Infused Topicals to Tinctures and Flower, we have a variety of products to suit your needs.
LGBTQ+ safe & affirming place to socialize! "Our passion for providing an exceptional taproom experience and libations is why we exist. We are honored to call Hardin Valley home and to provide our craft beverages to all our thirsty friends and neighbors in the Knoxville area and beyond. Cheers!"
OPEN DAILY 11AM - 11PM 10246 Hardin Valley Rd. Knoxville 37932
Dreamware Co is a queer woman owned small business in East TN. They make various types of glassware including beer can glasses & mugs with permanent vinyl designs applied on the outside. They sell through Etsy but can also be found locally at Tealicious in Hardin Valley. Grab a cup to make your everyday drinks magical!
LGBTQ+ operated & local organization. Learn the who, what, when, & where regarding the fabulousness that is Blount Pride.
Real People. Real News.
An LGBTQ+ affirming and ethics-driven source of news for our community that is "completely independent of anything and anyone except you, our readers."
"We want to help you be the best you can be."
Lotions, Soaps & Shampoos made right here in Maryville!
We are more than just a cafe.
We are people focused & cat obsessed. We want to help cats find loving homes & bring joy to all people. Community togetherness is our first mission with mental health being our second. If you have struggles, you can shed them here. Please talk to our staff and use the phrase "feeling blue" if you need us.
Knoxville, TN based Punk, Emo & Hardcore record label. No bullshit. Specializing in releasing material from punk, emo and hardcore bands that we love we strive to bring you the best material we can find and are always open to hearing from the community we seek to serve.
Is it too much to ask for a button up without boob gap? Why is the fashion industry still clinging to outdated gender norms that serve no one? We’re on a mission to rethink gender norms and how they show up in fashion. We embrace our masculine, our feminine, and our-everything-in-between.
Dapper Boi is a gender-neutral and size-inclusive apparel line founded in 2015 by married couple, Vicky and Charisse Pasche. They’re partners in business and in life and still somehow able to raise twin preschoolers without going (completely) grey.
We challenge fashion industry norms for what is considered menswear & womenswear and instead focus on creating apparel designed to fit a range of female and non-binary bodies that makes you feel comfortable & confident in who you are.
TomboyX was founded the way many brands are, trying to fill a need that had gone unfilled for far too long. We asked ourselves, “How hard can it be to make good underwear?” And by that we meant underwear that fit regular bodies and fit how we saw ourselves. And underwear that any body could feel comfortable in, regardless of where they fell on the size or gender spectrum. you are.
The Okra Project is a collective that seeks to address the global crisis faced by Black Trans people by bringing home cooked, healthy, and culturally specific meals and resources to Black Trans People wherever we can reach them.
Visitors will be enlightened, entertained, and exposed to our culture as well as a documented history otherwise unavailable or difficult to access.
Included Health is the first comprehensive health platform partnering with employers to connect LGBTQ+ members to culturally competent, quality providers who understand the unique needs of the community.
Trans Lifeline is a grassroots hotline and microgrants 501(c)(3) non-profit organization offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis – for the trans community, by the trans community. Trans Lifeline provides trans peer support for our community that’s been divested from police since day one. We’re run by and for trans people.
Wet For Her was originally created by lesbians for lesbians, but the mission and the toys don't discriminate. It is Wet For Her's goal to make this a welcoming space for queer women and the folx they love by celebrating a
diverse range of bodies, genders, and orientations.
Love Is Respect is an info/resource organiztion about LGBTQ+ dating abuse and partner violence and is a project of the National Domestic Violence Hotline. Love Is respect was launched in February 2007 as loveisrespect, National Dating Abuse Helpline with a supporting grant from Liz Claiborne, Inc.
Point of Pride works to benefit trans people in need through gender-affirming support programs that empower them to live more authentically. **Thanks Sarah G!
Voting is important & easy. If you haven't registered to vote, get started here:
National LGBTQ+ crisis intervention & suicide prevention for youth & young adults:
LGBTQ Magazine that provide news and information related to LGBTQ culture, politics, art and other media.
LGBTQ parenting resources & information magazine that empowers LGBTQ parents.
LGBTQ+ organization that advocates for equality and advancement.
Interlocking Roots is a network of Queer and Trans* Black and Indigenous People of Color farmers, foodies, and earth stewards. We center food and earthwork as decolonization tools to combat isolation, trauma, and accountability within our movement, community, and work spaces. We connect with one another, share lessons, affirm queer and t
Interlocking Roots is a network of Queer and Trans* Black and Indigenous People of Color farmers, foodies, and earth stewards. We center food and earthwork as decolonization tools to combat isolation, trauma, and accountability within our movement, community, and work spaces. We connect with one another, share lessons, affirm queer and trans* identities through our plant ancestor and life stories, talk about queer ecology, strategize and eat together! We honor our multifaceted strategies for liberation as sacred rituals that will transcend volatile political times and nourish our collective spirit.
Black Appalachian Young & Rising (BAYR) is the Black Youth caucus of the STAY Project. BAYR is for Black Appalachian Youth and by Black Appalachian Youth. We will be creating a dignified and autonomous space for Black youth to: 1) define Black Appalachian joy and identity for ourselves What encompasses our joy and who we are? 2) begin
Black Appalachian Young & Rising (BAYR) is the Black Youth caucus of the STAY Project. BAYR is for Black Appalachian Youth and by Black Appalachian Youth. We will be creating a dignified and autonomous space for Black youth to: 1) define Black Appalachian joy and identity for ourselves What encompasses our joy and who we are? 2) begin a restorative process for Black leadership in regional youth networks such as Stay Together Appalachian Youth (STAY) What does it take for us to thrive? and 3) celebrate the many shades and melodies of our existence
The Queer Food Fund is a community mutual aid project designed to feed and nourish those impacted by food insecurity in the Black Queer and Trans community. We redistribute funds donated through Venmo and CashApp directly to individuals (18+) who fit these criteria across the United States. This fund is completely operated by volunteer efforts through Queer Food Foundation.
Human rights for LGBTQ people across the globe.
A Directory of Trans-Affirming Health & Legal Service Providers: more than 350 Southern health service providers that the Campaign for Southern Equality team has confirmed to be trans-friendly and trans-competent.
NCSF is a coalition of groups, clubs and businesses that serve consenting adults who engage in alternative sexual and relationship expressions.
The NCSF is committed to creating a political, legal and social environment in the US that advances equal rights for consenting adults who engage in alternative sexual and relationship expressions
NCSF is a coalition of groups, clubs and businesses that serve consenting adults who engage in alternative sexual and relationship expressions.
The NCSF is committed to creating a political, legal and social environment in the US that advances equal rights for consenting adults who engage in alternative sexual and relationship expressions. The NCSF aims to advance the rights of, and advocate for consenting adults in the BDSM-Leather-Fetish, Swing, and Polyamory Communities. We pursue our vision through direct services, education, advocacy, and outreach, in conjunction with our partners, to directly benefit these communities.
GenderCool is a youth-led movement replacing misinformed opinions with positive, powerful experiences meeting remarkable kids who identify as transgender and non-binary.
OutCare, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is the nation’s first comprehensive resource for LGBTQ+ healthcare offering provider and healthcare resource directories, mentorship, medical education reform, and cultural competency training. OutCare’s most notable endeavor, the OutList, is an online, nationwide directory of healthcare providers who iden
OutCare, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is the nation’s first comprehensive resource for LGBTQ+ healthcare offering provider and healthcare resource directories, mentorship, medical education reform, and cultural competency training. OutCare’s most notable endeavor, the OutList, is an online, nationwide directory of healthcare providers who identify as culturally competent in the care of the LGBTQ+ community.
Free Mom Hugs is a group of affirming parents and allies who love the LGBTQ+ community unconditionally. We are dedicated to educating families, church, and civic leaders encouraging them to not only affirm the LGBTQ+ community but to celebrate them.
Provides a safe, fun, and enriching experience to the sober LGBTQ community. Our primary purpose is to encourage unity and enhance one’s sobriety.
GaL-AA serves the LGBT+ members of Alcoholics Anonymous. Our sole purpose for existing is to provide our experience, strength and hope to any arm of A.A. when called upon to do so, to work in the spirit of Unity and Service with A.A. as a whole.
Drug Rehab USA offers connections to LGBTQIA+ friendly drug rehab facilities across the US.
Locate drug rehab facilities that provide LGBTQIA+ clients with an inclusive and accepting place for addiction recovery through evidence-based treatment for substance abuse, sexual health and mental health.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) enforces fair housing laws and investigates complaints of housing discrimination. It is illegal to discriminate in the sale or rental of housing, including against individuals seeking a mortgage or housing assistance, or in other housing-related activities. If you believe you may be a victim of housing discrimination because of your race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, or family status, contact HUD to file a complaint or learn about your fair housing rights, click the "Find out more" link to the right.
Persons who identify as LGBTQ and believe they have experienced housing discrimination because of their actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity can assert their rights under the Fair Housing Act by filing a complaint with HUD. HUD will accept and investigate all legally sufficient complaints of sex discrimination, including discrimination because of actual or perceived gender identity or sexual orientation, and enforce the Fair Housing Act where it finds such discrimination occurred or is about to occur. In addition, some LGBTQ persons may have claims arising under other provisions of the Act, e.g., race, national origin, color, religion, disability and familial status. HUD’s Equal Access Rule also requires that eligibility determinations for housing assisted by HUD or subject to a mortgage insured by HUD be made regardless of actual or perceived gender identity, sexual orientation, or marital status.
The #FairHousingAct prohibits discrimination in housing, including rentals, sales, mortgage lending, and insurance, because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability or familial status. Learn more or File a Complaint with HUD at www.hud.gov/fairhousing/fileacomplaint #FairHousing #FHnow
Click below to file a complaint and learn more about your housing protections or click the rainbow house above to learn more about LGBTQ+ protections.
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