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 to Our Family (June 2015)

Hello Family! This is Gizmo again from PA. My article was printed in July 2014 in Black and Pink. A LOT has happened since I wrote that article. First of all, I found out that I do not have HIV! The prison, where the test was done, made a mistake! Either that or a damned …

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Message from Jason (June 2015)

Dear friends, I hope this note finds you as well as possible. As you notice we are running things a little behind, but appreciate your patience with us. As I write this letter people all over social media and in the news are celebrating the Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage. I want …

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June Updates from Southwest Ohio

Black and Pink Southwest Ohio is in the throes of good work! We have recently partnered with the Antioch College Prison Justice Independent Group which organized a week-long series of workshops and presentations on Prison Justice and Disabilities which culminated in a three hour “Teach-In”. BPSWO also partnered with danni west of Transgender, Gender-Variant, and …

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Boston Chapter Updates

We received 3 grants this May from the Astraea foundation, Funding Queerly, and the Boston Equality Fund grant, totaling to $30,000 in May alone! This funding will be used to support both local and national organizing efforts. We are very grateful to these foundations for their support. Data entry for the National LGBTQ Prisoner Survey …

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