Purpose

Black & Pink is an open family of LGBTQ prisoners and “free world” allies who support each other. Our work toward the abolition of the prison industrial complex is rooted in the experience of currently and formerly incarcerated people. We are outraged by the specific violence of the prison industrial complex against LGBTQ people, and respond through advocacy, education, direct service, and organizing.

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Letters from Our Family (December 2018)

I want all Black and Pink Readers to know that you do not have to hide who you are or what you like; if you are in prison you don’t have to hide it from anyone either because in the end you are the one who has to deal with it everyday not anyone else …

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Message from Dominique (December 2018)

Hello Family! Well darlings – another year down! My goodness it feels like it was just January and we were in a very bleak space. Fast forward and I feel so alive with appreciation and excitement for what is in store for Black and Pink. This is a special issue! We heard your feedback about …

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Hardcore Correspondence

Dear Family Today is Halloween and sitting down here thinking about the Inside members and none members, I can remember all the days I wished I was outside celebrating my only favorite holiday of the year. When you go to prison young, all you think about is the trick or treating, the Halloween parties that …

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Letters from Our Family (Oct. 2018)

Dear Black and Pink, Hi fam 🙂 my name is Jenna I’m a 22 year old male to female transgender, currently finishing up my last 16 months on a 4 piece here in TCDJ. I’m sitting in solitary today as I write this letter waiting to be shipped to my new unit. I am being …

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