The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Queer POC Resources

Info & descriptions courtesy of Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth  (All orgs are Black-led):

SNaPCo

snap4freedom.org

Builds power of Black trans and queer people to force systemic divestment from the prison industrial complex and invest in community support

Trans Cultural District 

transgenderdistrictsf.com

The world's first-ever legally recognized trans district, which aims to stabilize and economically empower the trans community

House of GG

houseofgg.com

Creating safe and transformative spaces for community to heal, and nurturing them into tomorrow's leaders, focusing on trans women of color in the South

The Okra Project

theokraproject.com

Collective that seeks to address the global crisis faced by Black trans people by bringing home-cooked meals and resources to the community

Black AIDS Institute

blackaids.org

Working to end the Black HIV epidemic through policy, advocacy, and high-quality direct HIV services

LGBTQ+ Freedom Fund

lgbtqfund.org

Posts bail for LGBTQ people held in jail or immigrant detention and raises awareness of the epidemic of LGBTQ over-incarceration

Trans Justice Funding Project

transjusticefundingproject.org

Community-led funding initiative to support grassroots trans justice groups run by and for trans people

MA LGBTQ Resource Map

https://ma-lgbtq.org/

This map of resources is compiled by the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth. It is meant to help youth, families, teachers, and providers find LGBTQ services near to them.

Other Resources:

The Network/La Red

https://tnlr.org/en

Survivor-led, social justice organization that works to end partner abuse in LGBTQ, SM, and polyamorous communities

The Audre Lorde Project

https://alp.org/

The Audre Lorde Project is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two-Spirit, Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People of Color center for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area. Through mobilization, education, and capacity-building, we work for community wellness and progressive social and economic justice.

Asian and Pacific Islander Family Pride 

http://www.apifamilypride.org 

Works to end the isolation of Asian and Pacific Islander families with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members through support, education, and dialogue

Tapestry Health 

www.tapestryhealth.org

Affordable, LGBTQ-friendly health care. Services include free breast and cervical cancer screenings for uninsured and underinsured women, a needle exchange program, and free, anonymous HIV testing

The Pipeline Project

https://lgbtpipeline.org/

A recruitment, retention, and leadership advancement initiative. The initiative’s goals are to produce programs and engage in activities that together represent a long-term effort to increase the number of people of color working within the nation’s LGBT rights, service, and advocacy sector, and ultimately increase the level of diversity in the leadership of our movement.

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