Support the Black LGBTQ community

Are you rooting for everybody black? Great! Use this post as a resource. Learn about ways to support the Black LGBTQ community.


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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African American:

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.

Community Groups

543 W. 43rd St., Ste. 8045
New York, NY 10036
phone: 212.927.7136

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

AmASSI Center
160 South La Brea Avenue
Inglewood, CA 90301
phone: 310-419-1969
fax: 310-419-1960

CLOAVE (Collective Lesbians of African-Descent Voices Everywhere)
P.O. Box 1142
Washington, DC 20013
phone: 202-544-9298

Colours Organization
1201 Chestnut Street
15th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
phone: 215.406.0330

For Those We Love
c/o PFLAG of Metropolitan Washington DC
P.O. Box 66363
Washington, DC 20035-6363
phone: 202.638.3852
fax: 202.463.9222

Gay Men of African Descent (GMAD)
103 East 125 Street
Suite 503
New York, NY 10035-1641
phone: 212.828.1697
fax: 212.828.9602

Southerners On New Ground (SONG)
PO Box 268
Durham, NC 27702
phone: 919.667.1362
fax: 919.683.6395

United Lesbians of African Heritage (ULOAH)
1626 N. Wilcox Ave., #190
Los Angeles, CA 90028
phone: 323-960-5051

ZAMI, Inc.
P.O. Box 2502
Decatur, GA 30031
phone: (404) 370-0920

HIV/AIDS Organizations

Black AIDS Institute (The Institute)
1833 W. 8th Street, Ste.#211
Los Angeles, CA 90057
phone: 213.353.3610
fax: 213.989.0181

Black Coalition on AIDS (BCA)
489 Clementina Street, Top Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
phone: 415.615.9945
fax: 415.615.9943

Minority AIDS Project (MAP)
5149 Jefferson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016
Phone: 323.936.4949

People of Color Against AIDS Network (POCAAN)
2200 Rainier Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144
phone: 206.322.7061
fax: 206.322.7204

People of Color in Crisis
468 Bergen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
phone: 718.230.0770
fax: 718.230.7582

National Advocacy Organizations

National Black Justice Coalition
Po Box 1229
New York, NY 10037
phone: 212.330.6599

National Body of the Black Men’s XChange
P.O. BOX 8216
Inglewood, CA 90308
phone: 310.419.1969
fax: 310.419.1960

International Federation of Black Prides
Contact: Earl Fowlkes Jr., President
phone: 202.526.9774

Zuna Institute
4660 Natomas Blvd 120-181
Sacramento, CA 95835
phone: 916-419-5075
fax: 916-419-0738

Youth Groups

Sexual Minority Alliance of Alameda County (SMAAC)
1738 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612
phone: 510.834.9578

Affirming Black Churches

Unity Fellowship Church – USA
Bishop Carl Bean, D.M., Founder and Presiding Prelate
phone: 323.938.8322

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