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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New Orleans folks assist with “Ending Violence, Ending Criminalization” Event

Members of the New Orleans chapter were excited to support a mini-conference on August 9th called “Ending Violence, Ending Criminalization.” This event was  the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs’ annual Regional Training Academy!  Co-sponsors and local hosts of the event were BreakOUT!, along with support from Women with a Vision, Inc. and the LGBT Community Center of New Orleans. …

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Letters to our Family (August 2014)

  Whether you are sitting up or laying down in your cell-block, dorm, or at your home, remember you’re a beautiful person inside & out. Never second guess your beauty because it comes from within. The world sees the outside and judges the LGBT family members from outward, but they have not traveled the roads …

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August Updates from Boston Chapter

We presented a School to Prison pipeline workshop at the Boston Alliance of LGBTQ Youth’s Queer Activist College. We tabled at the Trans Health Fair at Boston Healthcare for the Homeless with some of our formerly incarcerated trans women members. At the event we connected with some formerly incarcerated people and hope to include them …

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August Updates from Flying Over Walls/ SF Bay Area Chapter

We had a great July letterwriting night! It was awesome to see so many new faces joining our work. We had about 20 folks come through the event, raised $68 that we sent to Marissa Alexander’s legal defense fund, wrote 9 cards and letters to send her, sent 3 one-time cards to B&P folks and started …

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