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Education | Empowerment | Enrichment

Why did we want to Start a Nonprofit?

WE GET TO TELL OUR OWN STORY

 

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. 

DR. daVIN d. cLEMONS, dmIN, M.B.A. fOUNDER

gWENDOLYN d. cLEMONS, M.B.A. M.S,M Executive Director 

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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 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.

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

The Unleashed Voice Podcast  

The Healing Cypher Project 2020

TRANSCEND Memphis

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.

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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.

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MEET OUR dynamic TEAM

MEET OUR dynamic TEAM

Executive Director

Gwendolyn D. Clemons, M.B.A.

gwen.clemons@tuvmag.com

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

  • Oct 13, 2020, 6:00 PM – Oct 20, 2020, 7:30 PM
    Via Zoom
    The Bach Group is lead consultant for Trauma-Informed Care. Participants are given an introduction to signs of Adverse Childhood Trauma (ACE'S) and how to help avoid mental and physical illnesses from trauma.
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  • Thu, Sep 03
    Zoom via Facebook
    Sep 03, 2020, 7:00 PM – Sep 17, 2020, 8:00 PM
    Zoom via Facebook
    A Four Part Series that exposes African-American Culture pre and post colonialism.
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  • Jul 30, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    @tuvmagazine on Facebook
    Let's have a real conversation about how trauma shows up in the Black LGBTQ+ community. Mental Illness & The Black LGBTQ Community needs to be understood and addressed.
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  • Wed, Jul 08
    Relationship Unleashed
    Jul 08, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Relationship Unleashed, 10 South Main Street, Memphis, TN, USA
    Unleashed Thursday's presents a special show dedicated to discussions about the continued human rights (murders) violation against the black trans community.
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  • Jun 25, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Location is TBD
    A Townhall Meeting that Matters! On the last weekend of Pride celebrations Relationship Unleashed will host a panel talk with community organizations around Memphis to discuss the blight of the community and ways to make things better.
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  • Thu, Jun 04
    Facebook @tuvmagazine
    Jun 04, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Facebook @tuvmagazine
    A candid conversation with Black Police Officers about how they balance being Black and working in Law Enforcement. What is it that they want the general public to know about the honor of working as a Public Servant?
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  • Thu, May 28
    Facebook Live @tuvmagazine
    May 28, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Facebook Live @tuvmagazine
    Coronavirus Survivors Describes Their Ordeal! Numbers don't lie. In some parts of the U.S. African-Americans make up 80% of Coronavirus infections. Why? Let's have a real discussion about why!
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  • 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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  • Sat, Apr 04
    Cathedral of Praise Church of Memphis
    Apr 04, 2020, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Cathedral of Praise Church of Memphis, 561 Prescott St, Memphis, TN 38111, USA
    A program initaitive of Relationship Unleashed specifically funded to address disparities within the HIV Epidemic in the South
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