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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Abuse in Texas Prison

  Sometimes we get letters from prisoners where they just want us to know about the violence and harm that is happening. Sometimes they are doing all the advocacy on their own and they need us to know that they are fighting. Sometimes the best thing you can do is bear witness to the suffering …

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Message from Jason (June 2016)

Dear friends, I hope this note finds you as well as possible. As I write this letter LGBTQ people around the country are grieving after the brutal attack on the club Pulse’s Latinx* night in Orlando, Florida. Those of us on the outside have been able to go to public vigils and have been allowed …

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Looking for opportunities to volunteer?

Hello friends! If you’ve been thinking about volunteering with Black and Pink, now is the time! We’re a bit behind on processing mail from our inside members and we would love your help. Come share a meal, eat snacks, check out our impressive stamp collection, and write to our incarcerated LGBTQ fam. If you are …

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Updates from Chicago!

2016 is well on its way, and Black and Pink Chicago has been doing so much! As the sun (finally) starts to show its face in the Windy City, here are some things Black and Pink organizers and members are up to: For the past few months, Illinois members have been organizing hard to rally support for …

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