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LGBTQ+ organizations and nonprofits in Chattanooga, TN

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Local business Soft Animal curates safe, accessible, and fun events + classes. | Photo via Soft Animal

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We love parties + parades, but Pride can be about so much more. Celebrate love in all its forms by supporting Chattanooga’s LGBTQ+ community. Here’s how you can give back to seven local organizations and nonprofits.

❤️ Nooga Diversity Center | Nonprofit

  • Offers an affirming environment with access to local resources such as in-house physical + mental health support groups located at 1100 Market St.
  • Provides community outreach programs to bring about broader acceptance + understanding of diversity.
  • Donate to the organization.

🧡 Tennessee Valley Pride | 501(c)3 nonprofit

  • Manages the Chattanooga Pride festival.
  • Brings the LGBTQ+ community and allies together to celebrate diversity, build networks of support, and educate and strengthen the local community.
  • Advocates to improve the quality of life and defend the rights of all LGBTQ+ individuals.
  • Donate or volunteer at upcoming events.

💛 Soft Animal | Queer-owned local business

  • Works to bring marginalized humans to the center through accessible, safe, and inclusive events, classes, and community work.
  • Offers an array of events and classes for the local community.
  • Work with or support Soft Animal by filling out this form.

💚 Parents, Family, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) Chattanooga | LGBTQ+ support group

  • Serves as the Chattanooga branch of the first and largest organization for LGBTQ+ people, their parents, families, and allies.
  • Meets monthly on the third Sunday of each month at Pilgrim Congregational Church (400 Glenwood Dr.) at 1 p.m.
  • Support or donate.

💙 Chattanooga Trans Liberation Collective | Community organization

  • Aims to make Chattanooga and Tennessee safe spaces in which trans people can be themselves without fear or limitation.
  • Check out the organization’s Facebook + Instagram pages for upcoming events and ways to get involved.
  • Donate to the organization.

💜 Spectrum | UTC’s Queer collective

  • Engages in activism, education, and building community.
  • Meets during the school year to provide an inclusive space for students and community members + combat discrimination.

🤍 Chattanooga Queer Community Forum | Nonprofit

  • Aims to empower the Chattanooga LGBTQ+ community through conversation and consensus-driven activism.
  • Connect through the group’s Facebook page with ways to get involved locally.

🤎 Seed Theatre – B4ck | Community organization

  • Offers a safe space + venue to express art for all people in all walks of life.
  • B4ck — Binders for Confident Kids — provides free chest binders to any trans person who needs one and cannot safely afford or obtain one.
  • Support or donate to the organization.

🖤 Cempa Community Care | Community health center

  • Provides affordable, compassionate, and high-quality care through advancing comprehensive support services + person-centered best practices.
  • Offers treatment, prevention, and support services to those impacted with health disparities with a focus in primary and infectious disease care.
  • Donate to the organization.

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