Are you rooting for everybody black? Great! Use this post as a resource. Learn about ways to support the Black LGBTQ community.
Imagine being Black, a woman, and queer. All three have had a historically rough life. Now imagine being all three.
The LGBTQ community
It is all of our responsibility to speak out publicly against racism, systemic injustice, and police brutality, and to elevate voices and amplify stories of people of color, especially with the LGBTQ community. Below is a non-exhaustive list of resources that can help you find different ways to support the Black community and the fight to combat racism, discrimination, and police brutality. Click here to get information on support these groups.
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GLOSSARY OF TERMS
A term used to describe a U.S. citizen of African descent. While this has become an acceptable term to use, it should be noted that some people prefer to use the term “black” because they find it more inclusive. For example, those who are of West Indian heritage may identify as “black,” but not as “African American.” It is best to ask the individual for their preference and not to assume.
Same Gender Loving:
The term “Same Gender Loving” (SGL) emerged in the early 1990’s with the intention of offering black women who love women and black men who love men a voice, a way of identifying with the uniqueness of Black culture in life.
A term introduced by author Alice Walker to describe women of color who are concerned with the oppression of other women. This term was introduced to embrace women of color who have felt left out of the “feminist” movement due to institutionalized racism.
Support the LGBTQ community
This is a partial list of some of the organizations around the country that provide services to the black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and SGL people.
543 W. 43rd St., Ste. 8045
New York, NY 10036
African Ancestral Lesbians United for Societal Change (AALUSC)
c/o The Center
1 Little West 12th St.
New York, NY 10014
phone: 212 620 7310
fax: 212 924 2657
160 South La Brea Avenue
Inglewood, CA 90301
CLOAVE (Collective Lesbians of African-Descent Voices Everywhere)
P.O. Box 1142
Washington, DC 20013
1201 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
For Those We Love
c/o PFLAG of Metropolitan Washington DC
P.O. Box 66363
Washington, DC 20035-6363
Gay Men of African Descent (GMAD)
103 East 125 Street
New York, NY 10035-1641
Southerners On New Ground (SONG)
PO Box 268
Durham, NC 27702
United Lesbians of African Heritage (ULOAH)
1626 N. Wilcox Ave., #190
Los Angeles, CA 90028
P.O. Box 2502
Decatur, GA 30031
phone: (404) 370-0920
Black AIDS Institute (The Institute)
1833 W. 8th Street, Ste.#211
Los Angeles, CA 90057
Black Coalition on AIDS (BCA)
489 Clementina Street, Top Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
Minority AIDS Project (MAP)
5149 Jefferson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016
People of Color Against AIDS Network (POCAAN)
2200 Rainier Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144
People of Color in Crisis
468 Bergen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
National Advocacy Organizations
National Black Justice Coalition
Po Box 1229
New York, NY 10037
National Body of the Black Men’s XChange
P.O. BOX 8216
Inglewood, CA 90308
International Federation of Black Prides
Contact: Earl Fowlkes Jr., President
4660 Natomas Blvd 120-181
Sacramento, CA 95835
Sexual Minority Alliance of Alameda County (SMAAC)
1738 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612
Affirming Black Churches
Unity Fellowship Church – USA
Bishop Carl Bean, D.M., Founder and Presiding Prelate
Get more information at https://www.glaad.org/
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