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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June Updates from Southwest Ohio

Black and Pink Southwest Ohio is in the throes of good work! We have recently partnered with the Antioch College Prison Justice Independent Group which organized a week-long series of workshops and presentations on Prison Justice and Disabilities which culminated in a three hour “Teach-In”. BPSWO also partnered with danni west of Transgender, Gender-Variant, and …

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Boston Chapter Updates

We received 3 grants this May from the Astraea foundation, Funding Queerly, and the Boston Equality Fund grant, totaling to $30,000 in May alone! This funding will be used to support both local and national organizing efforts. We are very grateful to these foundations for their support. Data entry for the National LGBTQ Prisoner Survey …

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Updates from San Francisco Chapter

We’re excited for June! In solidarity with Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Committee, and the SCATESC, we started painting a banner at our May Letterwriting Night! It still needs some finishing touches, but we’re excited to use it at our Pride events and beyond. Friday, June 19 at 7pm - we’re promoting, attending and possibly tabling at the Outside the …

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Letters to Our Family (May 2015)

Dear B&P and Family, This is my first letter to you all and am a newly subscribed B&P member. An inmate I had befriended and who is part of the “community” had showed me the B&P newsletter and I was surprised that such material existed within the confines of prison and beyond. I’m a 25 …

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