If you are unaware, June is “Pride Month,” a month dedicated to the celebration of the LGBTQ+ community. It is a month of equality, love, and increased visibility for lesbian, gay, bi, trans, and queer individuals as a social group.
With this mission in mind, there are several organizations in the area that are dedicated to the awareness of these individuals and how their allies can help.
Rainbow Mobile is a local nonprofit organization currently operating as a virtual LGBTQ+ help center. With the goal of having a physical building in the future, they host inclusive events across Mobile, Baldwin, and Escambia Counties. In addition to these meetups, they also provide an online directory of LGBTQ+ resources and community projects. Explore Rainbow Mobile to learn more!
It is the Mission of MobPride to serve the LGBTQ+ community by celebrating culture, commemorating heritage, dedicating time to the full and permanent achievement of equal rights, fostering diversity and understanding, and promoting the physical, mental, and spiritual health of the LGBTQ+ community.
The Bevy is a space for queer women, trans, and non-binary individuals to network and socialize. They host a meetup every month to join a happy hour and network. They have adopted the spirit of intentional hospitality to create opportunities for connection and growth within the community!
TransAL is an outreach program of MobPride designed to support transgender and non-binary people in Mobile, AL and the surrounding Gulf Coast!
Southern Transgender Alliance is a support group for transgender individuals and their friends, family and allies. Their goal is to provide support in the form of friendships, education, mentoring, and transgender resources. They also periodically hold social events in trans-friendly spaces for members and allies.
Door to Serenity serves those in the LGBTQ+ community who are looking for the road to recovery from substance abuse.
There are several places in the Mobile area that the LGBTQ+ community (and allies alike) can gather socially.
Since 1992, B-Bobs has been essential to gay nightlife in Mobile. Voted the Best Dance Club since 2014, B-Bobs boasts a state-of-the-art stage for drag shows, one of Mobile’s largest dance floors, karaoke nights, and games. Whether you are looking for a place of intimate conversation, a place to dance, or a place to make some friends, B-Bobs is the place!
Run by the same individuals as B-Bobs, Flip Side is Mobile’s newest gay bar with karaoke, a jukebox, and an outdoor space. They host happy hour daily and pack out the outdoor space for any special occasion!
We also want to promote one of Rainbow Mobile’s campaigns, Be Visible 2020!
“Be Visible is an annual campaign during Pride Month with the goal of increasing the visibility of businesses in Mobile and Baldwin County that support the LGBTQ+ community. The purpose of this campaign is to normalize and destigmatize this vulnerable and marginalized community.” Businesses can participate in this program in one or more of the following ways during the month of June: Display a rainbow (pride) flag in a visible location either inside or outside of their business. Change their social media company logo to a rainbow version. Create a social media post on why their business supports the LGBTQ+ community.”
If you want to add your business as LGBTQ+ friendly, you can do so