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Pride Month is approaching and with the past year’s strains, Druid City Pride wants to give back to our community in a new way. Our Constitution speaks to our work to identify and support businesses that serve as ally organizations to the LGBTQ+ community, thus we are continuing into our second year with our Ally Business Circle.

 

The goal of our Ally Business Circle is to allow local businesses the opportunity to openly state their support of the LGBTQ+ community in West Alabama and to in turn drive local community members to your establishment. 

 

(in alphabetical order)

 

AAA Alabama

Angie Stephens, LPC, LLC

Auntie Jazz Cleaning Service

Avenue Pub

Belle Meadow Farm

Bloom Flower Truck

Bossi Boutique

Bread By Daddy

Broadway Pizzeria South

Buds By Daddy

Canterbury Chapel Episcopal Church

Carrie Bregar, Lender at First Federal Bank - NMLS# 473013

Central Mesa

Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama

Confetti Interiors

Creative Therapeutic Solutions, LLC

Druid City Derby

Five Horizons Health Services

Grace Presbyterian Church

Heat Pizza Bar

Hope Grows Center for Counseling

Hot Diggity Dog Camp

Hotel Indigo

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Inclusive Therapy Solutions

Lifecare Wellness Counseling & Consulting

Mona Ochoa-Horshok, MS, LPC

Nova Vita Massage Therapy Clinic

Oz Music

Painted Lotus Yoga and Wellness

Rachel Grooms, Realtor at Carrie Fitts Real Estate

Ralph & Molly Lusian, Realtors at Hamner Real Estate

Refuge Therapy Service, LLC

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Sweet Home Food Bar

Tavern 1831

The Comic Strip

The Swag Store

The Wine Market

Theatre Tuscaloosa

Thrive Therapy, LLC

Tucker Massey Marketing

Tuscaloosa County Democratic Party

Tuscaloosa SAFE Center

Tuscaloosa VA LGBTQ+ Program

UA Women and Gender Resource Center

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Tuscaloosa

West Alabama Women's Center

Wheelhouse

 

Contact us today for information about how your business can become a part of the

Ally Business Circle.

OTHER HELPFUL RESOURCES

SCHOLARSHIPS

 

DRUID CITY PRIDE BOOK SCHOLARSHIP

The Druid City Pride Book Scholarship is open to any LGBTQ+ or ally student currently enrolled at The University of Alabama, Stillman College, or Shelton State Community College. The recipient will be announced at the 2021 Druid City Pride Festival. This book scholarship is for the Spring academic semester. Applicants must be full time students in good academic standing with a minimum overall GPA of 2.75. The application goes live on the Druid City Pride website each August.

 

POINT FOUNDATION

www.pointfoundation.org

Point Foundation is a scholarship fund that provides financial aid for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer college aspiring individuals in the United States.

 

AFFORDABLECOLLEGES.COM - COLLEGE GUIDE FOR LGBTQ STUDENTS

www.affordablecolleges.com

Choosing a college is a daunting task for any first-time student, but for LGBTQ students, it can be downright terrifying. This guide includes actionable strategies to assess a school on its inclusivity and programs to help make the transition to college easier for LGBTQ students. There are scholarships too!!

 

CRISIS AND SUPPORT GROUPS

 

TURNING POINT OF WEST ALABAMA

24 Hour Crisis Line: 205.758.0808

www.turningpointservices.org

Turning Point provides a 24Hour Crisis Line and Emergency Shelter to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Other Client Services include: Individual Counseling, Support Groups, Skills Groups, Financial Literacy Training, Children's Services, Legal Advocacy, Follow-up Services, Information and Referral

 

THE TREVOR PROJECT

If you’re thinking about suicide, you deserve immediate help - please call the

Trevor Lifeline: 866.488.7386

www.thetrevorproject.org

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.

 

DRUGREHAB.COM

www.drugrehab.com/guides/lgbtq

 LGBTQ+ and Addiction: Causes, Resources and Treatment

Substance use disorders have a greater effect on LGBTQ+ people than on the heterosexual population. The LGBTQ+ community must overcome several obstacles, including being denied substance abuse treatment because of their sexual identity. However, through the proper understanding and accommodation of LGBTQ+ care principles, substance abuse treatment can be successful.

 

PFLAG TUSCALOOSA

www.pflag.org

PFLAG Tuscaloosa is a local chapter of the national group PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays). The group meets the first Monday of each month at 6:00PM at Grace Presbyterian Church, 113 Hargrove Road, Tuscaloosa. For more information contact - pflagtuscaloosa@gmail.com

 

NATIONAL LGBTQ+ ORGANIZATIONS

 

GLSEN

www.glsen.org

National organization of queer and allied high school educators, and amazing resource for teaching materials, research, training and support for making change in your school or community.

 

CAMPUS PRIDE

www.campuspride.org

National organization connecting queer and allied higher education professionals, a go-to source for research and data on colleges and universities, including the Campus Pride Index that ranks schools on their inclusivity to LGBTQ+ persons.