The Knights and Orchids Society Inc. builds the power of transgender, lesbian, bisexual, and gay Black people across the south by providing a spectrum of health and wellness services. 

Nurturing Through Non-Traditional Care

Establishing & providing continuous care for our community is our priority.

TKO was founded in 2012 by Quentin and Jennine Bell. In 2017, TKO became the first and only AIDS Service Organization (ASO) and STD/STI clinic in the state of Alabama founded and led by Black Trans and LGBQ people. We are community people serving the communities that we represent. Our goal is to help more Black trans, same-gender-loving, and Black queer folks access high-quality primary care and endocrinology services.

Our Staff

DaQuon Allen

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Joshua Baker

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Youth Program Coordinator

Quentin Bell

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Executive Director/ FAITH Director

Jennine Bell

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Financial Director

Cerissa Brown

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Reproductive Justice Case Manager/PREP Navigator

TC Caldwell

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Community Engagement Director

Derrica Dotson

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Reproductive Justice Coordinator

Zuriel Hooks

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Danielle Mars

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Operations Director

Christina Nicholson

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Communications Director

Amanda Reyes

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Development Coordinator

Ro Robinson

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Garden Manager

Jai'Lynn Witherspoon

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FAITH Program Manager

Our Board

Christopher Beckmann

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Earl Fowlkes

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