The Knights & Orchids Society Inc. (TKO Society)

17 Broad St,
Selma, AL 36701,

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Our Mission

The Knights and Orchids Society (TKO) envisions a future where Transgender, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Gay (TLBG) Black people are empowered to live full and healthy lives free from harm. Our mission is to build the power of TQBLG Black people across the south by providing a spectrum of health and wellness services designed to address the social determinants of health that negatively impact our communities. Since 2019, we have provided 258 clients with services through our primary program Fast, Affirming, Innovative Testing and Healthcare or FAITH.

Our Impact

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Impact Stories

August 1, 2022 — Montgomery, Alabama

Aisha has been a client with TKO for a little over a year now, and during this time, they have been able to receive consistent mental health services that have helped them to get clearer on their personal development goals in life.

July 25, 2022 — Selma, Alabama

Check out this beautiful article featuring our Youth Ambassadors and their amazing coordinator Josh Baker!

June 13, 2022 — Montgomery, Alabama

The Knights and Orchids Society is Them’s 2022 Now Awards honoree in Politics & Activism! The Now Awards honors 12 LGBTQ+ people who represent the cutting edge of queer culture today.

May 15, 2022 — Shakespeare Park, Montgomery, Alabama

TKO Park Day! Joy is revolutionary. We hold regular social meet ups in Shakespeare Park to rest, relax, and enjoy the outdoors with our community!

January 15, 2022 — 1977 Books, Montgomery, Alabama

TKO Youth Ambassadors host quarterly open mic events where our neighbors can be tested for STDs & HIV and share their writing with others in our community!

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