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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Dialogue Betwen CeCe McDonald and Jason Lydon

take a watch and a listen (turn up your volume as CeCe’s voice is quiet)

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Letters to Our Family (November 2014)

Dear Black and Pink, I have been receiving your newspaper since March of 2014. I see there are a lot of transwomen who write from California Prisons. The stories of abuse by inmates and staff seem to never end. The prison I am at in California is well known for transwomen since the early 80′s. …

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Message from Jason (November 2014)

Dear friends, I hope this note finds you as well as possible. It’s hard to believe it’s already November. Also, here is another apology for our slow moving on newspaper things. We are always trying to figure out how to be most effectively on top of that. I appreciate that folks constantly hold us accountable …

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November Updates from Boston Chapter

Weekly Volunteer Drop In every Sunday from 1pm-4pm at Make Shift Boston (549 Columbus Ave) November Family Dinner Thursday November 20th from 7pm-9pm at the City School (614 Columbia Rd.) Black and Pink continues to participate in the Boston Coalition for Police Accountability. We spoke at a kickoff rally for the coalition where we announced …

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