Drag Away the Stigma - Memphis

Join us on May 19, 2024

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Drag Saves Lives Ticket Available $0.00

Join us for a FREE event with:

  • Brunch catered by Chef Elijah Townsend

  • Family-friendly drag show with some of Memphis' best performers

  • Suicide prevention education (Talk Saves Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention for the LGBTQ Community)

  • Panel discussion with members of the LGBTQ community

  • Community partner resource tables with on-site HIV testing, PREP information, needle exchange, Narcan, and resources for those affected by domestic violence or abuse.

This event is being hosted in partnership with Mid-South TransNation, a community-driven project to service the transgender population with resource navigation and community support.
If you would like to donate to Mid-South TransNation, you may do so at this link.

Donations made through this event registration page will go towards the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - Tennessee Chapter's efforts to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide in Tennessee. 

Sponsorship opportunities available! 
If you are interested in being an event sponsor, please reach out to Tennessee Area Director, Halli Drake (she/her) at hdrake@afsp.org for more information.

Educating the public about suicide is critical for raising awareness of risk in vulnerable populations, encouraging people who need it to seek help, and advocating for intervention and prevention strategies for those at risk. When suicide is talked about safely and accurately, we can help reduce it.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth and young adults are at greater risk for seriously considering and attempting suicide compared to their straight, cisgender peers. Social stigma, prejudice, and discrimination associated with minoritized sexual orientation all contribute to the elevated rates of suicidal thoughts, plans, and attempts and poorer mental health found in LGBTQ people.

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is dedicated to preventing suicide among LGBTQ people. As a public health organization, AFSP believes that it is our individual and collective responsibility to support the mental health and well-being of LGBTQ people.

This event aims to:

  • Elevate LGBTQ voices

  • Increase acceptance and affirmation of LGBTQ identities

  • Reduce anti-LGBTQ stigma and prejudice

  • Educate the community on what we can all do to fight suicide

  • Connect members of the LGBTQ community with local resources

  • And of course, have a bit of fun with some family-friendly drag performances!

To read more about our official stance on LGBTQ legislation, visit https://afsp.org/story/recent-legislation-targeting-the-rights-of-trans-individuals-deepens-concerns-aro

To learn more about LGBTQ mental health and suicide prevention, visit afsp.org/LGBTQ

Event Details

Where Black Lodge
Memphis, TN
Starts 05/19/2024 @ 12:00 PM
Ends 3:00 PM
Check-in Time 11:00 AM 
Contact Halli Drake (she/her)
Phone 615-393-4742
Email Address hdrake@afsp.org