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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Out in the Night film screening supported by New Orleans chapter

We are so thrilled that the film Out in the Night will be screened at the New Orleans Film Festival as part of the OUTakes Sidebar Series!  Check back here for times, dates, and locations on October 1st! It documents the true story of four young Black lesbians who are violently and sexually threatened on the street in NYC. …

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A free world penpal shares their story

Free world penpals are sharing stories about their penpal friendships! Would you like to write a short piece? Send us your thoughts using this online form.   I knew about Black and Pink for at least a year before I started getting involved. It sounded like something I would be interested in, but I was also …

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Black and Pink National LGBTQ Prisoner Survey

View the survey HERE After over a year of work, we are finally sending out Black and Pink’s National LGBTQ Prisoner Survey! The purpose of this survey is to find out more about the lives and experiences of incarcerated LGBTQ people. We are hoping to gather information that we can share with politicians, community organizations, …

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Message from Jason (from September 2014 newspaper)

Dear friends, Firstly we must apologize for having a delay in newspapers. I know delays on the outside cause a lot of frustration for y’all. I know that you depend on us, please know that we are behind in newspaper production because we have lots on our plate and not out of any lack of …

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