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Empowering the LGBTQIA+ Community: Publicly Private's Mission and How You Can Contribute

June 1, 2023


Publicly Private

Introducing Publicly Private - A Nonprofit Organization Supporting the LGBTQIA+ Community

Publicly Private is more than just a nonprofit organization; it's a beacon of hope and a safe haven for the LGBTQIA+ community. Launched on June 1, 2022, in Knoxville, Tennessee, we've set out to challenge discriminatory and oppressive statutes that have long cast shadows over the lives of many. Our mission is simple and profound: to provide a confidential, supportive platform for LGBTQIA+ individuals throughout their life journey, embracing our vision of "+No Matter Your Identification, You Have a Home."

Our online platform, Private Side, features three primary programs: Explore, Venture, and Strengthen. Each program is designed to address unique needs within the LGBTQIA+ community:

  • Explore serves as an educational platform, hosting a wide range of articles on topics surrounding LGBTQIA+ culture, community, and health.
  • Venture provides accessible, discreet sexual health resources, including at-home STD/STI testing kits, prophylactics, and baseline PrEP services. Moreover, all our testing kits come with a virtual consultation with a physician, ensuring our users receive comprehensive care without fear of judgment or discrimination.
  • Strengthen aims at bolstering the mental health of the LGBTQIA+ community. We believe in the power of shared experiences and mutual understanding, offering group therapy sessions for our community members and their loved ones.

At Publicly Private, we're not just advocating for change; we're actively working towards it, one step at a time. As we continue to grow and reach out to other underserved communities, we remain steadfast in our commitment to support and empower every individual in the LGBTQIA+ community. Because with Publicly Private, you're never alone; you always have a home.

Embracing Diversity: How '+No Matter Your Identification, You Have a Home' Shapes the Future for LGBTQIA+ Community in Knoxville, Tennessee

The vision of "+No Matter Your Identification, You Have a Home" is not just an aspirational phrase. It's a firm commitment to support all individuals within the LGBTQIA+ community throughout their life journey. This vision assures that every individual, regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation, has a place they can call home.

In Knoxville, Tennessee, this vision takes on a tangible form. It fuels a movement that actively supports the LGBTQIA+ community in the city. Publicly Private provides a confidential environment for members of the LGBTQIA+ community, giving them access to essential resources and support. The significance of this work is amplified in Knoxville, a city witnessing an unfortunate surge in anti-LGBTQIA+ discriminatory and oppressive regulations.

Publicly Private's commitment to this vision has been instrumental in fostering a sense of belonging and acceptance within the LGBTQIA+ community in Knoxville. By empowering individuals, promoting overall well-being, and battling discrimination, Publicly Private is making their vision a living reality in Knoxville, Tennessee. This effort is not just creating a safer environment for the LGBTQIA+ community but is also transforming Knoxville into a city where everyone truly feels at home, irrespective of their identification.

Unveiling Private Side: A New Secure Online Platform for LGBTQIA+ Support and Empowerment

Welcome to Private Side, the secure online platform by Publicly Private - a home for all members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Our mission is to empower you throughout your journey, providing resources and support tailored to your needs. With our three main programs: Explore, Venture, and Strengthen, we're here to help you navigate through every step of your journey.

Here's a simple guide on how to create an account and start using our resources:

  1. Visit our Website: Open your preferred web browser and navigate to publiclyprivate.org.
  2. Find the Join Button: On the homepage, look for the "Join" button, located in the top right corner menu or footer of the site.
  3. Click the Start Button: Clicking on the "Start" button will get you going.
  4. Read and Accept the Terms and Conditions: Before continuing the account setup process we recommend your review our policies.
  5. Fill in Your Information: Here, you'll need to provide some basic information such as your name, email address, and answer other questions.
  6. Account Approved or Pending: After the site guides you through the questions for setting up your account. Your account status will either be approved or pending. If your account is triggered as pending, one of our representatives will contact you about your inquiry. If you're approved, please proceed to step seven.
  7. Choose a Password: Choose a strong, unique password to ensure the security of your account.
  8. Verify Your Email Address: After submitting the form, check your email for a verification link. Clicking this link will confirm your email address and activate your account.
  9. Log In to Your Account: Once your account is activated, return to publiclyprivate.org and log in using your email and password.
  10. Welcome +Home: Now that you're logged in, you can start utilizing our resources. Whether you're looking to learn (Explore), seek health resources (Venture), or find mental health support (Strengthen), we've got you covered!
  11. Reach Out For Support: If you encounter any issues or have questions, don't hesitate to reach out to us for support

Remember, at Publicly Private, we believe "+No Matter Your Identification, You Have a Home". We're here to support and empower you throughout your journey. Welcome to your safe space.

Empowering the LGBTQIA+ Community: A Look at Publicly Private's Explore, Venture, and Strengthen Programs

Publicly Private is an innovative organization offering unique programs through their private platform, aptly named the "Private Side". The three main programs that they offer are Explore, Venture, and Strengthen. Each of these programs offers a different approach to support and empower the LGBTQIA+ community.

Explore: The Explore program is all about education and awareness. It provides resources on various topics relevant to the LGBTQIA+ community, such as culture, community, and health. The goal of this program is to provide a safe space for individuals to learn and grow without fear of judgement or discrimination. From articles on health to discussions on culture, Explore offers a diverse range of resources for individuals to educate themselves and others.

Venture: The Venture program focuses on providing accessible and discreet sexual health resources. This program aims to promote the well-being of the LGBTQIA+ community by offering services such as at-home screenings for STDs/STIs, including HIV, and access to PrEP services. It also includes virtual consultations with physicians, ensuring individuals receive professional healthcare advice in a confidential and comfortable setting.

Strengthen: The Strengthen program is designed to support the mental health of the LGBTQIA+ community. It offers a platform for discussion among like-minded individuals, providing access to group therapy sessions for members of the community and their loved ones. This program aims to create a supportive community that fosters mental resilience and well-being.


  • What programs does Publicly Private offer?
    Publicly Private offers three main programs: Explore, Venture, and Strengthen, each focusing on education and awareness, sexual health, and mental health respectively.
  • Who can access the services offered by Publicly Private?
    Publicly Private's services are available to anyone in the LGBTQIA+ community and their loved ones.
  • What resources does the Explore program offer?
    The Explore program offers a wide range of educational resources on topics such as culture, community, and health, relevant to the LGBTQIA+ community.
  • How does the Venture program work?
    The Venture program offers prophylactics, at-home screenings for STDs/STIs, access to PrEP services, and virtual consultations with physicians, all provided in a confidential and comfortable manner.
  • How does the Strengthen program support mental health?
    The Strengthen program offers a platform for discussion among like-minded individuals, providing access to group therapy sessions for the LGBTQIA+ community and their loved ones.

Contribute to Change: How Donations and Volunteering Support Publicly Private's Mission for the LGBTQIA+ Community

Publicly Private's mission and vision are crucial in supporting the LGBTQIA+ community. The organization works tirelessly to provide accessible resources, foster a sense of belonging, and promote well-being. However, the success of their mission relies heavily on the generosity and involvement of individuals like you. There are several ways you can contribute towards this cause, primarily through donations and volunteering.

Donations: Monetary donations form the backbone of Publicly Private's operations. Your donations fund the essential services provided by the Explore, Venture, and Strengthen programs. They allow for the procurement of sexual health resources, the facilitation of group therapy sessions, and the development of educational content. Beyond this, donations also help extend the reach of Publicly Private's services, ensuring that more individuals within the LGBTQIA+ community have access to these critical resources

Donations can be made in various forms - one-time contributions, monthly donations, or even legacy gifts. Every dollar helps and contributes directly to the betterment of someone's life. By donating, you're not just giving funds; you're providing hope, support, and a safe space for someone who needs it.

Volunteering: Volunteering is another impactful way to support Publicly Private's mission. Volunteers play a crucial role in running the organization smoothly. From assisting with administrative tasks to facilitating group therapy sessions, volunteers are involved in different aspects of the organization.

Moreover, volunteering provides an opportunity to use your unique skills and experiences to make a difference. Whether you're a healthcare professional who can lend expertise to the Venture program, a writer who can contribute to the Explore platform, or someone with a listening ear who can support the Strengthen initiative, there's a place for you at Publicly Private

Supporting Publicly Private's mission and vision doesn't just help the LGBTQIA+ community; it enriches our society as a whole. It promotes acceptance, understanding, and love - values we should all stand for. So donate, volunteer, and let's work together to create a world where everyone, no matter their identification, truly feels at home.


We believe that everyone in life deserves a loving and supportive home. A place where differences are celebrated, rather than scrutinized and judged. Publicly Private is this +Home, a safe space for the LGBTQIA+ community to be who they are without any fear of stigma or discrimination. Through our mission to uplift our community, we plan to make a meaningful and lasting impact - no matter your gender identity, expression, sexual orientation. It's never too late to join us in our mission. We invite you now to come along with us on this journey of self-acceptance and empowerment. Join us in helping make Publicly Private the ultimate destination for those seeking refuge from judgement - +No Matter Your Identification, You Have a Home.

Written By: 

Kollyn Conrad




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