Our Vision + mission statement
Deep Fried Liberation.
Southern Fried Queer Pride (SFQP) is an Atlanta-based queer and trans, arts and advocacy organization and festival celebrating the vibrant communities of the Southern United States. Cooked in the oils of our forequeers of the Compton Cafeteria Riots, the Stonewall Riots, ACT UP, and the many radical uprisings of years past, SFQP holds close to the political identity of being queer. SFQP is arts and politically based and serves to provide an annual intersectional and radically inclusive festival, along with monthly programming.
SFQP is committed to queer and trans art, activism, and community building here in Atlanta and abroad. In the future, SFQP plans to create satellite festivals to in other parts of the Southern United States, to bring light and visibility to the Southern queer experience that is so often ignored by mainstream LGBTQIQAP2+ media.
SFQP is also committed to creating a queer and trans arts space in Atlanta, where all queer and trans folks alike can create community and art that resonates. Our goal is to have this space established by the year 2020. This space would be an event center, a gallery and art exhibit, a resource center, and, potentially, a coffee shop. SFQP is committed to making this dream a reality and giving Atlanta the space it so desperately needs.