Alpha Lambda Zeta

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Alpha Lambda Zeta
ΑΛΖ
Alpha Lambda Zeta crest
FoundedJanuary 9, 2006; 13 years ago (2006-01-09)
Houston, Texas and Atlanta, Georgia
TypeService
EmphasisLeadership, fraternal sisterhood, political action and community service
ScopeNational
Vision statementLeaders promoting change through service
Motto"Regal Women of Strength, Style and Versatility"
Colors████ Wine,

████ Black,

████ Pearl
JewelOpal
PublicationAlpha Almanac
PhilanthropyAlpha Outreach Foundation (501c3), Lambda Action Network, V.O.I.C.E, Youth Empowerment
MembersNon- collegiate
PlantSpruce
HeadquartersAtlanta, GA
USA
Websitehttp://www.alphalambdazeta.com

Alpha Lambda Zeta (ΑΛΖ) Fraternity, Inc., a LGBT Greek-Lettered Organization, is a national non-collegiate service fraternity for pre-professional and professional masculine-identified lesbians who seek to promote positive images of the LGBT community through service to the community and political activism. The organization was founded to provide mentorship, personal growth, and leadership. 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:

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. Archived from the original on 2014-03-27. 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. Archived from the original on 2014-03-27. Retrieved 2014-03-26.
  5. ^ "Pledge into a Change - Lesbian Sororities Spreading Across the Nation". Mary J. Canbus - Yahoo Contributor Network. Archived from the original on 2014-03-27. Retrieved 2014-03-26.

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