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Black Queer Power

Provides LGBTQ+Focused services

Services

  • Black/African Diaspora
  • Professional Development/Scholarships
  • Trans and Gender-Non-Conforming

Location

National

Contact Info

Phone:
Email:

Notes

"The Black Queer and Trans Community is beautiful, diverse, and full of power. There are many factors in this world that often cause our power to be siloed, or worse, it is often hidden. However, together we make a tapestry of power that changes this world in ways that only we can."

"Black Queer Power is a brand created to harness, promote, and galvanize that power in an effort to promote change making efforts and to support the work of Black Queer and Trans Creatives and Entrepreneurs. BQP offers community based organizations the opportunity to benefit from the buying power of the very communities they support. Through apparel and product lines that celebrate us and boldly make a statement to the world, BQP provides a viable fundraising mechanism for selected beneficiaries without the tedious costs of inventory, shipping, or e-commerce infrastructure. "

Black Queer Love

Provides LGBTQ+Focused services

Services

  • Black/African Diaspora
  • Marriage and Couples Counseling
  • Trans and Gender-Non-Conforming

Location

National

Notes

"Podcast by black queer folx exploring relationships, sex, love, pop culture, life, art & more."

Episode topics include dating, beauty, falling in love, non-monogamy, and more.

Follow on instagram @BlackQueerLove

Queer Appalachia

Provides LGBTQ+Focused services

Services

  • Adults Questioning Their Sexuality/Gender Identity
  • Black/African Diaspora
  • Housing/Homelessness
  • Indigenous/Native Communities
  • Mutual Aid/Direct Giving/Fundraising
  • Other (Community and Support)
  • Persons of Color/P.O.C.
  • Substance Abuse/Addiction
  • Trans and Gender-Non-Conforming
  • Youth Services

Location

National

Contact Info

Phone:

Notes

"Queer Appalachia is an artist collective. Anyone is welcome at our table regardless of addiction status, mental health, socioeconomic status, identity, race or how "out" you are. When we use hashtags like #nooneisdisposable, it's not marketing or branding. We invite anyone to work along side us. For far too long, depictions of these regions have been white-washed and have made invisible the communities of color that live and struggle alongside us. We acknowledge the necessity for our work to not emulate these patterns and seek that both the project and its contributors accurately and appropriately reflect our diverse community."
Projects and Efforts Include: Harm Reduction; Transformative Justice; 'Electric Dirt' (magazine celebrating Queer voices and identities from Appalachia and the South); Community SOS & Rapid Response Funding; monthly Spotify playlist. Continuously evolving, so check website for new projects and efforts.

Transylvania County NAACP

Provides LGBTQ+Friendly services

Services

  • Black/African Diaspora
  • Immigration
  • Persons of Color/P.O.C.
  • Professional Development/Scholarships
  • Trans and Gender-Non-Conforming

Location

PO Box 303
Brevard, North Carolina 28172

Contact Info

Phone:

Notes

"The NAACP is a newcomer to Transylvania County, but not at all to the struggle. Our organization has fought for justice against racism in all forms and for equality nationwide since 1909. The Transylvania County branch was founded in 2014 with the mission of adding to the cause of racial equality its commitment to equality for all: voters, women, students, the LGBT community, immigrants, workers, taxpayers, those in need of health care and all people of color. We are also working for environmental justice on the state and national levels, particularly in the Duke Power Coal Ash spills that have polluted groundwater and rivers in North Carolina and in preventing fracking."
Issues include: Criminal Justice; Economic Justice; Environmental Justice; Immigrant Rights; LGBT Rights; Medicaid Expansion; Public Education; Voting Rights; Women's Rights.

North Carolina Black Leadership Organizing and Collective

Provides LGBTQ+Friendly services

Services

  • Black/African Diaspora
  • Mutual Aid/Direct Giving/Fundraising
  • Persons of Color/P.O.C.
  • Professional Development/Scholarships
  • Youth Services

Location

Statewide

Contact Info

Phone:

Notes

"North Carolina Black Leadership and Organizing Collective (NC BLOC) is a statewide mass movement formation composed of strong, publicly-active, left, Black and POC-led institutions (organizations, business, schools, etc.) and community leaders who are dedicated to creating and implementing strategies focused on advancing Black and marginalized communities across North Carolina."

Projects and statewide networks include:
- Black University (a statewide network of politically educated students, professors, and administrators from North Carolina's Historically Black Colleges-Universities);
- NC Statewide Police Accountability Network ("a statewide Alliance of North Carolina organizations who agree to work together collectively to amplify the voices and the work happening in our local communities");
- NC Black Womens Roundtable ("network of Black, progressive women who are committed to collectively building power for women in our communities");
- Amplified Voices ("A network of Black communications strategies, visionary practitioners, storytellers, community members interested in communications field or storytellers.")

Black Trans Femmes in the Arts

Provides LGBTQ+Focused services

Services

  • Black/African Diaspora
  • Mutual Aid/Direct Giving/Fundraising
  • Other (Community and Support)
  • Professional Development/Scholarships
  • Trans and Gender-Non-Conforming

Location

National

Notes

"Black Trans Femmes in the Arts (BTFA) is a collective of Black trans women and non-binary femmes who are dedicated to creating space for Black trans femmes in the arts. Our collective includes artists from all sectors of the arts, art educators, art administrators, art activists, and art curators."
"We organize performances and galleries that showcase the talent of black trans femmes, host workshops and talks that provide black trans femmes with the knowledge and skills to advance their artistic careers, and mobilize our networks to connect black trans femme artists with the resources and opportunities that they need to be successful."
As of 6/14/2020, BTFA runs the Black Trans Protestors Emergency Fund in partnership with Black Trans Travel Fund, For the Gworls, and the Okra Project. To donate: https://linktr.ee/btfacollective

SONG: Southerners on New Ground

Provides LGBTQ+Focused services

Services

  • Ally Training and Education
  • Black/African Diaspora
  • Housing/Homelessness
  • Immigration
  • Mutual Aid/Direct Giving/Fundraising
  • People with Disabilities
  • Persons of Color/P.O.C.
  • Professional Development/Scholarships
  • Trans and Gender-Non-Conforming
  • Youth Services

Location

561 W Whitehall Street
Atlanta, Georgia 30310

Contact Info

Phone: (404) 549-8628

Notes

"SONG envisions a sustainable South that embodies the best of its freedom traditions and works towards the transformation of our economic, social, spiritual, and political relationships. We envision a multi-issue southern justice movement that unites us across class, age, race, ability, gender, immigration status, and sexuality; a movement in which LGBTQ people – poor and working class, immigrant, people of color, rural – take our rightful place as leaders shaping our region’s legacy and future. We are committed to restoring a way of being that recognizes our collective humanity and dependence on the Earth.
MISSION: SONG is a home for LGBTQ liberation across all lines of race, class, abilities, age, culture, gender, and sexuality in the South. We build, sustain, and connect a southern regional base of LBGTQ people in order to transform the region through strategic projects and campaigns developed in response to the current conditions in our communities. SONG builds this movement through leadership development, intersectional analysis, and organizing."
Includes chapters across various Southern US states.

GLITS: Gays and Lesbians Living In a Transgender Society

Provides LGBTQ+Focused services

Services

  • Gender-Affirmation Services (Hormones/Surgery)
  • Mental Health
  • Immigration/Asylum
  • Adults Questioning Their Sexuality/Gender Identity
  • Ally Training and Education
  • Black/African Diaspora
  • Housing/Homelessness
  • Immigration
  • Mutual Aid/Direct Giving/Fundraising
  • Professional Development/Scholarships
  • Sex Work

Location

National

Contact Info

Phone:

Notes

"We approach the health and rights crises faced by transgender sex workers holistically using harm reduction, human rights principles, economic and social justice, along with a commitment to empowerment and pride in finding solutions from our own community. The first issue we address is that of immediate need/crisis support for transgender sex workers, including community members from the NYC area, across the US and globally through supporting asylum seekers from our priority communities. The next issue we address is health care and health resilience for transgender sex workers. We need to address this issue because our community is hypermarginalized and has a profound need for safe sex supplies and free/low cost health to address both trans specific and holistic needs. We currently work on housing since so many in our G.L.I.T.S.’ community are without stable housing, deepening the cycle of disenfranchisement. G.L.I.T.S. also advocates and educates to ensure health, wellness and inclusion of transgender people in our society and to address the stigmatization and criminalization of trans people because of anti-prostitution/anti-sex work laws."

For immediate assistance call: Toll-free SWOP-USA/GLITS Community Support Line at (877) 776-2004 (ext. 212)

NC Black Women’s Roundtable

Provides LGBTQ+Friendly services

Services

  • Black/African Diaspora
  • Mutual Aid/Direct Giving/Fundraising
  • Professional Development/Scholarships
  • Trans and Gender-Non-Conforming
  • Youth Services

Location

Statewide

Contact Info

Phone:
Email:

Notes

"The North Carolina's Black Women’s Roundtable is a network of Black, progressive women who are committed to collectively building power for women in our communities. We focus on developing alternative economic systems, building the political power, the healing of Black women, so we can protect ourselves, our families and our communities.
We envision a world where all Black women feel safe and welcome to bring all of the components that make us who we are, to whatever environment or situation that we are in. As such, we are intentional about creating space for all of our Kindred Sisters: mamas, professionals, LGB, Queer, and Trans women, sex workers, students, formerly incarcerated women, and all others."

Lighthouse Foundation

Provides LGBTQ+Focused services

Services

  • Adults Questioning Their Sexuality/Gender Identity
  • Ally Training and Education
  • Black/African Diaspora
  • Mutual Aid/Direct Giving/Fundraising
  • Youth Services

Location

2335 N. Orchard Street
Chicago, Illinois 60115
Cook County, IL

Contact Info

Phone: (773) 808-3050
Email:

Notes

"We are a nonsectarian, nonprofit social justice organization that advances justice for Black LGBTQ+ people across Chicagoland through empowerment, education, and entertainment."
Also: "The Lighthouse Foundation is raising money for its Black Queer Mutual Aid Fund, which will give out $100 micro-grants to Black LGBTQ people in need in light of the COVID-19 pandemic." (from an article on blockclubchicago.org)