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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SF Bay Area January Updates

We just met for our last official meeting of our Inside/Outside Prison Abolition Study Group! Readings here: https://flyingoverwalls.wordpress.com/study-group/ We’re still wrapping up the final logistics of that, and are additionally dividing up into subgroups now to begin work on a zine project based on the study group as well as organizing another intro study group …

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Check out Black & Pink at Creating Change!

Bright and early at 9am this Saturday morning 1/23, come participate in a workshop at the Creating Change conference in Chicago.  The workshop is led by formerly incarcerated lgbtq folks and is about Black & Pink’s survey: Coming Out of Concrete Closets!

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Message from Jason (January 2016)

Dear friends, I hope this letter finds you as well as possible. I know the holidays and the new year can be a  particularly difficult time on the inside. I do hope that you received a holiday card from one of our volunteers. I hope you know that none of you are forgotten and we …

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Letters to Our Family (January 2016)

My precious family – I need you all to know that you have made such a huge impact on my mental stability, my outlook on life, my plans for my future and my happiness. I am doing life in CA. prison and have no biological family to speak of that supports me in any way, …

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