Black and Pink Celebrates 10: Helping Incarcerated LGBTQs

BOSTON, Mass.—A Boston non-profit organization that supports LGBTQ prisoners’ rights recently celebrated their 10th anniversary.

Black and Pink is an open family of LGBTQ prisoners and “free world” allies who support each other. Their work toward the abolition of the prison industrial complex is rooted in the experience of current and formerly incarcerated people. According to the organization, they are “outraged” by the specific violence of the prison industrial complex against LGBTQ people, and respond through advocacy, education, direct service, and organizing.

“There are chapters of Black and Pink across the country,” National Director Rev. Jason M. Lydon said. “From the outside, we support people on the inside.”

Read the whole story at The Rainbow Times.

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