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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Letters to our family (December 2014)

Dear Black & Pink, I came across your newspaper from a fellow inmate. I had no idea that a paper like this existed. I’m so happy that there is support there for someone in this situation of incarceration such as myself. I really feel as a gay male that I really have allowed myself again …

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December Updates from Boston

- Weekly Volunteer Drop-In: every Sunday from 1pm-4pm at Make Shift Boston (549 Columbus Ave) – Black and Pink Boston Members on LGBTQ Healthcare and Prison: http://www.blackandpink.org/boston/black-and-pink-members-on-lgbtq-healthcare-and-prison/ – Listen to Chauntae Hall, Douglas Rogers, and Mike talk about their experiences in county, state, and federal prisons/jails. This panel was part of a symposium on Mass …

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December Updates

Lots has happened this past month as we close out the year and look forward to 2015! E-mail blackandpinkchicago@gmail.com for more details about any of the following and to get connected… We had two Neighborhood Penpal Meet-ups in November: Pilsen on November 16th and Rogers Park on November 19th. Our next one will be in Logan Square …

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We Support the Ferguson Action National Visionary Platform & Demands

WE WANT JUSTICE FOR MICHAEL BROWN. WE WANT FREEDOM FOR OUR COMMUNITIES We Want an End to all Forms of Discrimination and the Full Recognition of our Human Rights The United States Government must acknowledge and address the structural violence and institutional discrimination that continues to imprison our communities either in a life of poverty …

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