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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Moving Beyond Take Back the Night: Black and Pink – Buffalo’s Response to Recently Reported Sexual Assaults

Black and Pink Buffalo is a group of “free world” LGBTQ people and allies and incarcerated LGBTQ people who support each other. We are outraged at the recent violence against women in our community. We acknowledge the harm that has occurred in our communities as well as the fear and anger of those who live …

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Message from Jason (July 2014)

Dear friends, Each July it is impossible to write an intro letter without talking about one of the most important speeches in history. On July 5, 1852 Frederick Douglass gave a speech titled, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” Frederick Douglass was a Black abolitionist who had escaped slavery and fought for …

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San Diego Chapter: July Updates

July 4th- Banner and Sign Making Party- Black & Pink-San Diego will be making signs and getting our banner ready for San Diego PRIDE. We will join Guerrilla Pride San Diego. Guerrilla Pride is a radical alternative to mainstream Pride in that celebrates queerness in every form and is opposed to the corporatization and militarization …

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Buffalo Chapter: July Updates

This month Buffalo is focusing on connecting with our incarcerated members in NY and matching them up with free world pen pals. We’ll mail them each a letter introducing ourselves, ask them to fill out a pen pal form, and write a first letter to help with pen pal matches. Also, check out our Facebook page!

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