Coming out of concrete closets
Black & Pink conducted a survey in 2014 of our prisoner membership. Nearly 1,200 inside members responded to our 133-question survey, producing the largest ever dataset available on the experiences of LGBTQIA2S+ incarcerated people in the country.
The intent of this survey was to get some truth out from behind prison walls about the experiences of LGBTQIA2S+ incarcerated people in the United States. Our report aims to share that truth by elevating prisoner voices, stories, and leadership to inspire immediate collective action.
This is just PART 1 of our incredible report project. From here we will be sharing the data and report with Black & Pink’s incarcerated membership, getting their feedback, and creating a PART 2 report with a collection of reflections from inside LGBTQIA2S+ members of Black & Pink.