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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SEARCHING FOR A BETTER JUSTICE: A statement on the latest transphobic violence in Brooklyn from Black & Pink NYC

Black & Pink NYC is a chapter of a national group of currently and formerly incarcerated LGBTQI and gender nonconforming people, as well as the community members who support them. Like the rest of New York City’s queer and trans community, we are appalled and heartbroken by the recent spate of homophobic and transphobic attacks …

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Letters to Our Family (October 2014)

Dear Black ‘n’ Pink, Hello to all of our community! I have over the past couple of months gotten my hands on copies of the latest Black ‘n’ Pink issues. Maybe it’s the fact that I was raised in a religious household that this life confuses me daily. I don’t understand but thanks to Black …

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October Updates from Boston Chapter

GET READY!!! A Decade of Black & Pink! One year from now! We will be raising funds to bring formerly incarcerated LGBTQ folks, 2 people from each chapter, and covering other costs. This next year will include lots of lead up information and fundraising. Get in touch if you want to be involved in any way. …

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Message from Jason (October 2014)

Dear friends, I hope this note finds you as well as possible. I am excited to begin getting surveys from you all. The wisdom you share with us and the information you give will help us strengthen our work. It will also help us tell the truth about what it is like for LGBTQ people …

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