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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September Updates from Boston Chapter

Mail Processing: every Sunday from 1pm-4pm at Make Shift Boston. Family Dinner: Thursday, September 18th from 7pm-9pm Black and Pink Boston will be co-presenting a workshop with Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders at the Hispanic Black Gay Coalition’s Youth Empowerment Conference on Saturday, October 4th. The workshop will be a know-your-rights training on police interactions, with …

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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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New Orleans folks assist with “Ending Violence, Ending Criminalization” Event

Members of the New Orleans chapter were excited to support a mini-conference on August 9th called “Ending Violence, Ending Criminalization.” This event was  the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs’ annual Regional Training Academy!  Co-sponsors and local hosts of the event were BreakOUT!, along with support from Women with a Vision, Inc. and the LGBT Community Center of New Orleans. …

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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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