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A Review of 2021 engagements 

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Education | Empowerment |  Enrichment

"FIGHTING INEQUALITY THROUGH COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAMMING FOR THE BLACK LGBTQ COMMUNITY "

Relationship Unleashed was founded in Memphis, TN 2014 by two passionate African American community leaders, Dr. Davin D. Clemons and his mother Gwendolyn D. Clemons, MBA, PRC with the purpose to create social, cultural, and professional equity for members of the Black LGBTQ + community and the community of Shelby County, TN.  One area in particular that they found problematic in Memphis was the continuous rise in new HIV diagnosis in Black same gender loving men and Black cis-gendered women.  This was alarming because those folxs looked like them, their son, brother, sister and friends. The city they loved so much has been ranked in the top 10 in new HIV diagnosis for years. In order to help reduce the new HIV diagnosis numbers they knew it was going to take the trust of the community to align with an agency committed to this change.  In Memphis, TN "People Living Positively" need and deserve an opportunity to thrive and live productively.  What started as a grassroot movement in 2014, has grown into a multilevel organization were Relationship Unleashed have expanded to include "T-AWARE" an initiative for the Transgender & GNC community, "SiStars" an educational, peer-to-peer support group for Cis-Black Women living positively with HIV.   This work to end the stigma and existence of HIV has become a labor of love, where they regularly used personal (out-of-pocket) funding to ensure the community have the proper services they need. The Clemonses put a lot of thought and actionable efforts into how they wanted to enter into the nonprofit sector. One pillar of their distinction would be "if they were for the people then the people should be out front leading."  In order to achieve this they had to be intentional about employing and empowering trans-gendered and same-gender loving folxs, promoting the health and dignity of those impacted by drug use with Harm Reduction practices. 

Relationship Unleashed featured during the 2021 32nd GLAAD Media Awards

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ADVOCACY

Make Us Better

Unleashed Thursday's Live Stream on Facebook
Memphis, TN
CST 7 pm until 8 pm 
Unleashed Thursday's has become our primary virtual space to centering 
important discussions about systemic issues directly affecting our beloved community.  At the beginning of 2020 the entire world declared a pandemic due to the invasion of the Coronavirus. The impact of this virus has crippled all aspect of normalcy in our daily lives. Individuals with HIV/AIDS are deemed high risk to succumb to this infection. The sheer trauma has created an unforeseen public health "mental health crisis!" In response to these new challenges we launched our live streaming show via Zoom to Facebook to reach our community with impactful services.

OUR Programs & initiatives 
Be Relentless

Relationship Unleashed Monthly Educational Programs
The Unleashed Voice Show on Facebook Live

The Unleashed Voice Podcast 
T-AWARE Trans & GNC Services
Sistar's for Black Cis-Gender Women Living Positively
The Memphis Center of Black Equity  
The  Path Forward "Social Justice, Faith, & the Black LGBQIA+

Building Power & Equity w/ Harm Reduction 
WRAPAROUND Memphis
The Path Forward "Fact Over Fears"
COVID-19 H
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With these initiatives, we fulfill our mission by centering our programs to address the health and wellness issues confronting the Black Community, particularly the LGBTQIA+. This is achieved through our educational and advocacy services.  Learn more about our work by getting in touch with our team today.

PURSUE CHALLENGES

"Think Big to Solve Problems & Tackle New Ideas

We take  pride in our work regarding a clear understanding about systemic issues affecting the LGBTQ + community. This indepth understanding allows Relationship Unleashed to center services based on a needs assessment model.
Services are appropriated on an individual, community or institutional level.

Contact us to learn more about our commitment to this cause.

 Elevate by Uplifting

the Community

Collaboration is Important 
Each connection is a pillow of support that makes us stronger & creates an organiztion second to none.

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LGBTQIA+ Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Consulting

Making a Difference in the Workplace

 

Relationship Unleashed provides comprehensive consulting, training, and education to promote and sustain diversity. 

Our specialist are experts in developing and delivering programs to promote and sustain diversity, inclusion, equity, and respect.

We see every challenge as an opportunity, and this initiative helps us ensure that our partners are better prepared to manage the unique situations they find themselves in. We are invested in an innovative approach that empowers our community and delivers the support they need, when they need it.

Team Meeting

MEET OUR dynamic TEAM

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Executive Director

Gwendolyn D. Clemons, M.B.A.

gwen.clemons@tuvmag.com

Gwendolyn D. Clemons, B.A., MBA, MSM, PRC

Chief Executive Officer of Relationship Unleashed; Editor-in-Chief of The Unleashed Voice Media firm,

Gwendolyn is a 25-year retired Counseling Supervisor with Shelby County Government, Founder of ‘Unleash Your Vision’ a Behavioral Modification Coaching Business for Women of Color, Gwendolyn is certified in Management Behavioral Modifications Specialists (Anger Management, Domestic Violence, Trauma-Informed Care, Mental Wellness, Parenting, AA) Certified Recovery Coach, Public Speaker, Diversity and Inclusion Facilitator, Nonprofit Management, Community Services, and Spiritual Counseling

Recent Awards:

2021 MLK 50 Unsung, Unbowed, Unstoppable Woman of Memphis

2021 POZ Magazine Top 100 Black HIV Advocates

2021 Dr. Marye Bernard Ally Award by Friends for Life

2021 31st Annual GLAAD Media Spotlight

2020 Light of Hope Award by the Shelby County Health Department for Business of the Year

2019 Tennessee Pride of Champion of Pride by The Advocate Magazine

2019 Memphis LGBT Woman of the Year  

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The Unleashed Voice Radio (TUV) Show is a compliment to our program services. TUV Radio celebrated 5 years of serving the LGBTQIA+ & Memphis Community in 2020.  Due to the Coronavirus "Stay Home Orders" in March of 2020, The Unleashed Voice Radio Show changed it's format to A Facebook & YouTube Live virtual format. The Unleashed Voice Show now broadcasts every Thursday Night @7pm CST on Facebook @relationshipunleashed and our Youtube channel "The Unleashed Voice." The purpose of the Unleashed Brand remains unchanged as it pertains to serving the broader LGBTQ community and other ethno-racial and marginalized communities around the U.S.  As such, TUV Show has a diverse programming and feature various types of relationship advice, AIDS/HIV Awareness, news shows, expert guests, spoken word and possibly music but a strong emphasis will be on; promoting healthy relationship advice, building self-esteem and awareness within the LGBTQ+ community, parents of gay children, local talent, reproductive justice topics, celebrity news, social and political topics, mental health awareness, women health, educations, LGBTQ Youth issues, and any other issues that raise a higher community awareness. 

 

Programs & Events

  • TACO TUESDAY'S FEATURING CARMEN HICKS
    Dec 14, 2021, 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
    Memphis, 1840 Pyramid Pl, Memphis, TN 38132, USA
    Relationship Unleashed is Celebrating 7 Years! Taco Tuesday is a night of education and arts infused to create transformation for the Memphis community.
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  • TACO TUESDAY'S
    Tue, Oct 12
    Memphis
    Oct 12, 2021, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    Memphis, 1840 Pyramid Pl, Memphis, TN 38132, USA
    WHAT HAPPENS WHEN ART & EDUCATION IS MERGED TOGETHER? TACO TUESDAY WILL BE AN EVENING OF COMMUNITY GATHERING & COMPELLING STORY TELLING!
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  • FAITH AND HIV TALK & COVID-19 EDUCATION ABOUT THE VACCINE HESITANCY IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY
    Oct 11, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    THE CATHEDRAL PRAISE CHURCH OF MEMPHIS, 561 S Prescott St, Memphis, TN 38111, USA
    The Cathedral Foundation & Relationship Unleashed invites you to "COME, LET US TALK" about The Black Church, Faith, & The LGBTQ Community! We will be debunking myths about religious teachings against the LGBTQ Community, and the COVID19 VACCINE!
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  • Black Women, HIV & COVID19 - A Real Talk About the State of Black Women in the South
    May 21, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM CDT
    @tuvmagazine on Facebook Live
    Dr. Mayre Bernard and Dr. Marshe Turner founders of Spirit Health will lead the discussion on this topic. Spirit Health specializes is treating HIV/AIDS conditions. The panelist will be joined by Mildred Edwards & LeDeia Joyce both HIV + and Moderated by Gwen & Davin Clemons.
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