Queer Advocacy is an area under the Rhodes Kinney Program which focuses on involving students in service and social action. Our mission is to promote integrated community learning, raise awareness about issues, engage and empower students, as well as build a community of service minded students through serving the greater queer community of Memphis.
As queer advocates we meet weekly for an Issue Based Team Meeting, which involves a check-in, discussion about current events, and weekly updates about service opportunities. We perform community service plunges weekly. Some past examples include: Mid-South Pride Parade, Friends For Life Halloween Party, and Cooper Young Festival supporting OUT Memphis. We have volunteers that work with our LGBTQIA community partners including: OUT Memphis, Friends for Life, Tennessee Equality Project, Mid-South Pride, and Memphis Area Gay Youth.