Alpha Lambda Zeta

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Alpha Lambda Zeta
ΑΛΖ
Alpha Lambda Zeta crest
Founded January 9, 2006; 8 years ago (2006-01-09)
Houston, Texas and Atlanta, Georgia
Type Service-Based
Emphasis Leadership, fraternal sisterhood, political action and community service
Scope National
Vision statement Leaders promoting change through service
Motto "Regal Women of Strength, Style and Versatility"
Colors

████ Wine, ████ Black,

████ Pearl
Jewel Opal
Publication Alpha Almanac
Philanthropy StandUp For Kids, Food for Seniors, Minority Aids Project, Youth Empowerment
Members Non- collegiate
Headquarters Santa Maria, California, USA
Homepage http://www.alphalambdazeta.com

Alpha Lambda Zeta (ΑΛΖ) a LGBT Greek-Lettered Organization, is a national non-collegiate service fraternity for pre-professional professional masculine-identified lesbians who seek to promote positive images of the LGBT community through service to the community and impacting political change. Membership in Alpha Lambda Zeta is not exclusive to women of a particular race or age. The fraternity was founded in 2006 in Houston, Texas and Atlanta, Georgia.[1][2]

History[edit]

Alpha Lambda Zeta Fraternity, Inc. was founded on January 9, 2006 in Houston, Texas and Atlanta, Georgia.[3] The fraternity was founded to provide a non-traditional Greek experience fostered by understanding, acceptance and support for aggressive women who are generally termed as studs, tombois, aggs, and butch in the LGBT community. The fraternity seeks to eliminate barriers between the LGBTQ community and the broader community and to promote social change.

The fraternity operates nationally and has members in more than 10 US states such as Nevada, California, Georgia, Mississippi, Texas, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Ohio, Virginia, and Arizona.

Principles[edit]

Alpha Lambda Zeta Fraternity, Inc has five principles:

Philanthropy[edit]

Lambda Action Network (LAN)[edit]

Lambda Action Network (LAN)is the national community service initiative

Projects include:

  • Uplifting Atlanta

VOICE initiative[edit]

VOICE is the national political outreach initiative. Within VOICE the fraternity establishes projects in conjunction with many Pro-GLBT Rights organizations:

Symbols[edit]

Colors[edit]

Wine, black and pearl[5]

Official plant and mascot[edit]

Spruce and Rearing Black Stallion

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ladd, R. (June 21, 2008). "Lesbians Are Embraced in a Fraternity Like No Other". PR.com
  2. ^ "Youth Pride Services - Introducing Alpha Lambda Zeta Fraternity, Inc.". Youth Pride Services. Retrieved 2014-03-26. 
  3. ^ Ladd, R. (June 21, 2008). "Lesbians Are Embraced in a Fraternity Like No Other". PR.com
  4. ^ "FRATERNITY GENERATES SUPPORT FOR REPEAL AT ATLANTA BLACK PRIDE". Servicemembers Legal Defense Network. Retrieved 2014-03-26. 
  5. ^ "Pledge into a Change - Lesbian Sororities Spreading Across the Nation". Mary J. Canbus - Yahoo Contributor Network. Retrieved 2014-03-26. 

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