Category Archive: revolt

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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Learning about Transformative Justice from Philly Stands Up!

Shaya French was an intern with Black & Pink for summer 2014 from Bard College. Jason talked about transformative justice in the January 2014 “Message From Jason.” Transformative justice is a set of practices for holding people accountable who cause harm. Abolishing prisons won’t stop people from hurting other people. How do we respond when …

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Letters to our Family (September 2014)

  I’m a lifer in California, who has had to endure sexual and physical assaults at the hands of CDCR and inmates. I realize that the color of skin, location of living, and even gang membership separate LGBTQ family. But no human being will ever serve “life” and not seek out another human being to …

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Black and Pink Member, Jeremy Pinson, Ends Hunger Strike

This is an update from Jeremy Pinson, a member of Black and Pink, and a prisoner currently held at the federal supermax prison in Florence, CO. Jeremy has been on hunger strike protesting the conditions of solitary confinement. This is not his first hunger strike nor his first fight against the Bureau of Prisons. You …

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Letters to our Family (August 2014)

  Whether you are sitting up or laying down in your cell-block, dorm, or at your home, remember you’re a beautiful person inside & out. Never second guess your beauty because it comes from within. The world sees the outside and judges the LGBT family members from outward, but they have not traveled the roads …

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Message from Jason (July 2014)

Dear friends, Each July it is impossible to write an intro letter without talking about one of the most important speeches in history. On July 5, 1852 Frederick Douglass gave a speech titled, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” Frederick Douglass was a Black abolitionist who had escaped slavery and fought for …

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Letters to Our Family (July 2014)

Dear Black & Pink, Greetings to all of the Black & Pink family! Smile! I really love the writing from our community, it shows both good and bad things that us transwomen go through in men’s prisons. So I give you all a shout out to my LGBT family, especially my sisters that continue to …

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