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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 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 we 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 my son, my brother, my sister and my friends. The city we love so much has been ranked in the top 10 in new HIV diagnosis for years. In order to help reduce the numbers we 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 we have expanded to include "Transcend Memphis" 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 we regularly use personal (out-of-pocket) funding to ensure the community have the proper services they need. We put a lot of thought and actionable efforts into how we wanted to enter into the nonprofit sector. One pillar of our distinction would be "if we were for the people then they should be out front leading." In order to achieve this we 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
Make Us Better
Unleashed Thursday's Live Stream on Facebook
CST 7 pm until 8 pm
Unleashed Thursday's has become our primary virtual space to centering important discussions of our Healing Cypher Project. 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.
Relationship Unleashed Monthly Educational Programs
The Unleashed Voice Show on Facebook Live
The Unleashed Voice Podcast
The Healing Cypher Project 2021
The Roots "Dismantling White Supremacy"
Sistar's for Black Cis-Gender Women Living Positively
The Center of Black Equity Memphis
Building Power & Equity w/ Harm Reduction
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.
"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
Collaboration is Important
Each connection is a pillow of support that makes us stronger & creates an organiztion second to none.
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.
MEET OUR dynamic TEAM
MEET OUR dynamic TEAM
Gwendolyn D. Clemons, M.B.A.
Gwendolyn D. Clemons, B.A., MBA, MSM, has a 30+ career in Criminal Justice. Her expertise expands in counseling in Drug & Alcohol and Behavioral Modification, Anger Management, and Domestic Violence.
Gwendolyn brings years of lived experience coupled with an extensive educational background to provide the necessary skillset for clients.
Gwendolyn is co-founders of The Unleashed Voice (TUV) Media Marketing Firm headquartered in Memphis, TN (TUV Magazine, TUV Radio Show, and Relationship Unleashed a 501c3 nonprofit organization). Gwendolyn is a sought after public speaker, motivational coach and spiritual healer for the Black LGBT Community.
Recent Awards: 2019 Woman of the Year award by LGBT Legends, 2019 Light of Hope Award for Business of the Year for HIV/AIDS Advocacy, 2019 RedDoor Foundation SOSTALK Speaker, 2019 Tennessee Champion of Pride Honoree award by The Advocate Magazine, 2018 Terry James Award by SisterReach, 2016 Philanthropy of the Year in 2016, 2017 & 2018 Black LGBT Top Power 100 ranking, 2017 LGBT Media of the Year in Print & Radio. Keynote Speaker at Nashville Black Pride, Gay Christian Network, Pittsburgh, PA, 2017 NAESM Conference, Dallas, TX, 2017 RedDoor Foundation, Jackson, MS, 2018 SisterReach Reproductive Justice Health & Wellness Summit, Memphis, TN, 2018 iElevate Convention in Atlanta, GA, 2017 Encore Pride, Nashville, TN, New Orleans Pride by The BACH Group in 2017.
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
- Tue, Oct 13Via Zoom
- Thu, Jul 30@tuvmagazine on Facebook
- Wed, Jul 08Relationship Unleashed
- Thu, Jun 25Location is TBD
- Thu, Jun 04Facebook @tuvmagazine
- Thu, May 28Facebook Live @tuvmagazine
- Thu, May 21@tuvmagazine on Facebook LiveMay 21, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM CDT@tuvmagazine on Facebook LiveDr. 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.