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We are committed to amplifying Black-founded LGBTQIA+ organizations working to improve their communities and the world.

Black-founded LGBTQIA+ organizations

These organizations offer services and programs to make life safer and more equitable for members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

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The Okra Project

LGBTQIA+, Woodside, NY

The Okra Project addresses 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.

Us Helping Us, People Into Living

LGBTQIA+, Washington, DC

Us Helping Us is committed to improving the health and well being of black gay men through innovative programs and services, and to reducing the impact of HIV/AIDS in the entire black community.

Marsha P. Johnson Institute

LGBTQIA+, Richmond, CA

Marsha P. Johnson Institute protects and defends the human rights of BLACK transgender people. We do this by organizing, advocating, creating an intentional community to heal, developing transformative leadership, and promoting our collective power.

I Am Human Foundation

LGBTQIA+, Ellenwood, GA

I Am Human was created to empower the lives of LGBTQIA individuals. Our goal is to create a safe space for individuals who are homeless, living with HIV, and trans youth, with a focus on those who experience discrimination due to their lifestyle or gender identity.

Audre Lorde Project

LGBTQIA+, Brooklyn, NY

Audre Lorde Project is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People of Color community organizing center, focusing on the New York City area.

Brave Space Alliance

LGBTQIA+, Chicago, IL

Brave Space Alliance is the first Black-led, trans-led LGBTQ+ Center on the South Side of Chicago, creating and providing affirming, culturally competent, for-us by-us resources, programming/services for LGBTQ+ individuals.

Gay Men of African Descent

LGBTQIA+, Brooklyn, NY

Gay Men of African Descent empowers gay men of African descent through education, advocacy, health, and wellness promotion, and social support.

Southerners on New Ground

LGBTQIA+, Atlanta, GA

SONG is a home for LGBTQ liberation across all lines of race, class, abilities, age, culture, gender, and sexuality in the South.

Black-founded LGBTQIA+ organizations focused on civil rights & justice

These organizations focus on the civil rights of Black LGBTQIA+ folks, with services that not only provide care, but also programs that advocate to end racism and homophobia.

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The National Black Justice Coalition

Civil Rights & Racial Justice, Washington, DC

The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is a civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people, including people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). NBJC's mission is to end racism, homophobia, and LGBTQ bias and stigma

BIPOC Support Foundation

Civil Rights & Racial Justice, San Diego, CA

BIPOC Support Foundation is committed to empowering the lives and communities of Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color, providing equitable resources for mentorship and economic support, and evolving educational opportunities for all individuals, regardless of class, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, or ability/disability status.

Haitian Bridge Alliance

Civil Rights & Racial Justice, San Diego, CA

Haitian Bridge Alliance Advocates, builds power, organizes and provides Black immigrants with humanitarian, legal, and social services with focus on women and girls, LGBTQIA+ & human rights abuses.

Movement Strategy Center

Civil Rights & Racial Justice, Oakland, CA

Movement Strategy Center provides values-aligned, holistic intermediary services enabling access to crucial infrastructure and thought partnership for BIPOC, women, and LGBTQIA movement leaders, and activists.

Black-founded LGBTQIA+ organizations focused on various issue areas

These organizations focus on the broad needs and interests of the LGBTQIA+ community ranging from arts and health to environment and community development.

Wild Diversity

Environment, Portland, OR

Wild Diversity is a nonprofit organization that helps LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities connect through outdoor adventures and education. They dream of spaces and places where the LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities can thrive with pride & joy and that they have the opportunity to benefit from wild spaces and fresh air.

The Dr. Annise Mabry Foundation

Community & Economic Development, Porterdale, GA

The Dr.Annise Marby Foundation serves and empowers our community by engaging in programs that improve life opportunities of homeless LGBTQ youth, sex trafficking survivors, and high school dropouts.

Sixty Inches From Center

Arts & Culture, Chicago, IL

Sixty Inches From Center is an arts publication and archiving initiative that promotes and preserves art and writing by BIPOC and LGBTQ+ artists and artists with disabilities for more inclusive future cultural canons.

Catherine's Family & Youth Services

Religious, Baltimore, MD

Catherine’s Family & Youth Services helps to improve the quality of life for all the residents living in Northwest Baltimore City and the surrounding areas.

SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective

Gender Equity, Atlanta, GA

SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective supports women and trans people of color, as we advance for Reproductive Justice, the human right to personal bodily autonomy, self-determined family creation, and parenting in safety and sufficiency.

Williams & Associates

Health, St. Louis, MO

Williams & Associates focuses on minimizing and eliminating health disparities to enhance overall positive health outcomes. Our programs support the Black and LGBTQIA+ communities and People Living with HIV.

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