TLC@SONG, formed in 2014, is a national collaboration based in Atlanta, GA. The collaboration joins the Transgender Law Center’s long history of legal, policy and trans-specific expertise with Southerners on New Ground’s well-respected southern base-building and organizing shop. TLC@SONG focuses on policy advocacy, legal work, public education and movement building. Click HERE for more information about SONG.
Mickyel “Micky” Bradford
TLC@SONG Regional Organizer
Micky is a magical Black transfemme and army brat, born in Germany yet raised in North Carolina, Kentucky, and Georgia. She joins the TLC@SONG collaboration after working for four years in Atlanta on HIV/AIDS prevention and consulting, LGBTQ youth homelessness, and organizing Queer and Trans artists of color.
This summer, TLC@SONG will be finding our kindred across the South. We’ll kickoff in the Peach state, connect in the Delta, and dip down to the Panhandle! With our bodies and communities at stake we have nothing to lose by harboring one another. What will it take to end the detainment of immigrant transwomen? What will it take to stop the murders of Black transwomen? What are the lessons about survival we can take from our trans-cestors? It will take the visions of drag queens. It will take the determination of farmworkers. It will take all our resistance. Southern trans resistance is beautiful.
TLC@SONG Legal Clinic Webinars
TLC@SONG has received an unprecedented increase in requests about changing identity documents. As organizers, we see a pattern that can be addressed regionally instead of through individual cases. Join Transgender Law Center and Southerners on New Ground for a webinar series to clarify this process.
In each webinar, we’ll focus on a different Southern state, walking you through the process of getting your name and gender legally recognized. Through partnership with local groups on the ground, we will include links to forms, guides, & local resources that can offer further legal or financial assistance. The whole series will kick off with a webinar training on organizing your own legal clinic to help others in your area obtain gender-affirming identification.