An Army of Lovers Shall Not Fail!

— Rita Mae Brown

Our Army of Lovers Story

“My voice rings down through thousands of years,

To coil around your body and give you strength,

You who have wept in direct sunlight,

Who have hungered in invisible chains,

Tremble to the cadence of my legacy:

An army of lovers shall not fail.”

— Rita Mae Brown


We were inspired by writer Rita Mae’s iconic and inspiring words to name our advocacy campaign, which focuses on organizing around issues impacting  2SLGBTQ+ communities.

Our history tells us that if we don’t resist, we die. And that we get nothing without a fight. Today, 2SLGBTQ+ communities are facing a rising backlash against the progress we have made over the years to ensure that nobody is left behind:

  • Rising levels of organized hate crimes
  • A global resurgence in populism, motivated in part by homophobia, transphobia, racism, and xenophobia, among others
  • Legislation attacking the rights of trans folks, especially youth, to gender-affirming care and other essential supports
  • Attacks on drag artists working hard to promote inclusive and brave spaces
  • Devastating reductions in government funding to programs and services that  2SLGBTQ+ folks rely on to live meaningful and affirming lives, and much more

Army of Lovers represents and is our commitment to fight with our communities for the world we want. From your homes and workspaces to the streets, and everywhere in between, we ask you to join us in whatever way you can, to advocate for the rights and dignity of all 2SLGBTQ+ people.

A flag bearing the words ‘An Army of Lovers’ flies on the front facade of The 519 building, reminding us of our everyday commitment to fighting for and defending the rights, safety, and well-being of 2SLGBTQ+ people.

Our Army of Lovers in Action


This is hard and important work, but we can’t do it alone.

Join our Army of Lovers. Stand with us as we advocate for the rights, safety, and well-being of 2Spirit, queer, and trans people.