The Black Stripe

Provides LGBTQ+Focused services


  • Adults Questioning Their Sexuality/Gender Identity
  • Ally Training and Education
  • Black/African Diaspora
  • Persons of Color/P.O.C.
  • Trans and Gender-Non-Conforming
  • Youth Services




"The Black Stripe represents the cooperative effort of Same Gender Loving (SGL) "Queers": Lesbians, Gay men, Bisexuals and Transgendered people of African Descent. It was inspired by discussions on GLBPOC and Sistahnet.
As gays and lesbians of African Descent, we claim and are claimed by two communities--the black community and the gay community. Neither community fully accepts, appreciates or understands us."

"If you're a member of the (heterosexual) black community or the (white) gay community, or any other community, welcome. Explore, experience and learn. If you're a same gender loving person of African Descent; welcome home."

The site is somewhat dated, but includes links to useful resources, including articles, film and movie lists, notable individuals, and discussion boards.