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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A gay prisoner perspective on “same-sex marriage”

I was inspired to write this blog as a follow up … if you will… from B&P’s April issue where Kiba, WA speaks about his true love to “Kionu” and “asked for his hand in mariage.” Now I must be inclined to reveal that I have been fervently and adamantly advocating for same-sex marriages of …

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Updates from San Francisco Chapter

We have our monthly letterwriting event this Sunday, April 26 from 3-5 in SF, and mail processing just after from 5-6: https://facebook.com/events/786071484801820 We just supported TGIJP’s Stiletto release fundraiser and led a community workshop on ‘Understanding Prisons, Envisioning Alternatives.’ We’ve also been plugging into PHSS’s monthly statewide actions to raise awareness about solitary confinement. We joined …

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Letters to Our Family (April 2015)

Long time reader, first time writer. First I want to send love to all my brothers and sisters, awesome sauce. Alright, down to business. I’ll start with a small brief of me. I am a 26 soon to be 27 MTF who is serving a 25 70%. I love reading the paper every month, sometimes …

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Message from Jason (April 2015)

Dear friends, I hope this note finds you as well as possible. As we are a national organization, and the newspaper goes all over the country, it takes a lot of reminders to myself not to start these letters with comments on the weather and how springtime is here in New England. Given that we …

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