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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Every Kid Deserves a Future – End Juvenile Life Sentencing Without Parole in RI!

What is RI General Assembly Bill H5333 / RI Senate Bill S0341? In the 2012 Miller v. Alabama decision, the Supreme Court ruled that sentencing juvenile offenders to life without the possibility of parole is unconstitutional. Black and Pink is joining activists in states across the country to ensure that Rhode Island has policies in …

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2019 Updates From NYC

Hello! The NYC chapter is active! The current iteration of our chapter is about to have its one-year anniversary on February 4. Woohoo! You can get in touch with us via nyc@blackandpink.org Please follow us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter at @blackandpinknyc Here’s info on what we’re up to: MONTHLY NYC GATHERINGS Penpal Matching Our …

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2019 Updates for SF Bay Area B&P/Flying Over Walls

In 2019, we be hosting 2 events every month: Every 1st Thursday from 6-8pm Wicked Grounds Cafe – 289 8th St, SF, near Civic Center Bart. Wheelchair accessible.  Every 3rd Monday from 6-8pm Farley’s Cafe – 33 Grand Ave in Oakland, near 19th St Bart. Wheelchair accessible, though outlets for laptops are on the 2nd floor only. We …

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Letters from Our Family (December 2018)

I want all Black and Pink Readers to know that you do not have to hide who you are or what you like; if you are in prison you don’t have to hide it from anyone either because in the end you are the one who has to deal with it everyday not anyone else …

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