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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Message from Jason (June 2016)

Dear friends, I hope this note finds you as well as possible. As I write this letter LGBTQ people around the country are grieving after the brutal attack on the club Pulse’s Latinx* night in Orlando, Florida. Those of us on the outside have been able to go to public vigils and have been allowed …

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Looking for opportunities to volunteer?

Hello friends! If you’ve been thinking about volunteering with Black and Pink, now is the time! We’re a bit behind on processing mail from our inside members and we would love your help. Come share a meal, eat snacks, check out our impressive stamp collection, and write to our incarcerated LGBTQ fam. If you are …

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Updates from Chicago!

2016 is well on its way, and Black and Pink Chicago has been doing so much! As the sun (finally) starts to show its face in the Windy City, here are some things Black and Pink organizers and members are up to: For the past few months, Illinois members have been organizing hard to rally support for …

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We were able to mail out this picture in May!

June 2016 Updates & Events

Hi Everyone! We want to give you updates from some of our inside members as well as share some of our goals for free world allies. We are always welcoming Free World penpals. We are developing a ReEntry bridge since Jada ‘got out’.  We joined the national effort to END Solitary Confinement. And, are always …

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