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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Upcoming Community Dinners

The next Chicago community dinners will be: Sunday, July 24th (with Chicago Community Bond Fund!) and Sunday, August 28th If you’d like to learn more about Black and Pink, chat with Black and Pink members, and participate in this great community with food and conversation, community dinner is a great way to do all of those …

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Abuse in Texas Prison

  Sometimes we get letters from prisoners where they just want us to know about the violence and harm that is happening. Sometimes they are doing all the advocacy on their own and they need us to know that they are fighting. Sometimes the best thing you can do is bear witness to the suffering …

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Message from Jason (June 2016)

Dear friends, I hope this note finds you as well as possible. As I write this letter LGBTQ people around the country are grieving after the brutal attack on the club Pulse’s Latinx* night in Orlando, Florida. Those of us on the outside have been able to go to public vigils and have been allowed …

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Looking for opportunities to volunteer?

**UPDATED TO CORRECT AUGUST PEN PAL MATCHING DATE** Hello friends! If you’ve been thinking about volunteering with Black and Pink, now is the time! We’re a bit behind on processing mail from our inside members and we would love your help. Come share a meal, eat snacks, check out our impressive stamp collection, and write …

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