Black-led LGBTQ+ Organizations to Support This Pride
We're almost halfway through Pride month! In addition to being a time of celebration, Pride is also a time of action. Whether you're an ally or part of the LGBTQ+ community, making a donation to a organization bringing justice and healing to queer folks is a great way to make an impact (as is simply amplifying the message of these organizations, if donations aren't an option for you at this time).
The Black LGBTQ+ community faces a disproportionate amount of harm and discrimination in the world, but there are many amazing Black people coming together and working hard to change that. The organizations below all work tirelessly to get the needs of their communities heard and met. A donation to any one of them is a great way to contribute to their efforts and make sure the reach of their messages can continue growing.
From their website: "The Okra Project is a collective that seeks to address the global crisis faced by Black Trans people by bringing home cooked, healthy, and culturally specific meals and resources to Black Trans People wherever we can reach them."
From their website: "Our mission is to create spaces for the production and preservation of Black trans art and culture by building community with Black trans femme artists and providing them with the resources and support necessary to thrive."
From their website: "We are a Black, trans-led collective that curates parties to fundraise money to help Black transgender people pay for their rent, gender-affirming surgeries, smaller co-pays for medicines/doctor’s visits, and travel assistance."
From their website: "BLMP envisions a world where no one is forced to give up their homeland, where all Black LGBTQIA+ people are free and liberated. We build and center the power of Black LGBTQIA+ migrants to ensure the liberation of all Black people through community-building, political education, creating access to direct services, and organizing across borders."
From their website: "Our mission is to end racism, homophobia, and LGBTQ+/SGL bias and stigma. NBJC supports Black individuals, families, and communities in strengthening the bonds and bridging the gaps between the movements for racial justice and LGBTQ+/SGL equity."