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How to Honor Black History This Month

Feb 07, 2023 | Seattle Pride

We are proud to promote organizations that support the LGBTQIA+ community. Here are some Black LGBTQIA+ organizations to learn more about in honor of Black History Month. We encourage you to explore their websites, like them on social media, and sign up for their email communications to stay up to date on the important work they do in our community:

Lavender Rights Project elevates the power, autonomy and leadership of the Black intersex and gender-diverse community through intersectional legal and social services. Its approach focuses on three main areas of impact: gender-based violence prevention, housing justice and economic justice. Lavender Rights Project provides stability, joy, and safety to Black gender-diverse people across the state of Washington.

Taking B(l)ack Pride creates opportunities for the BIPOC transgender, queer and gender-diverse communities to celebrate the complexities of BIPOC QT experiences and culture. Through events like their annual celebration, Taking B(l)ack Pride empowers its community to own and take charge of the ways it expresses joy, grief, healing, anger, and pride.

Trans Women of Color Solidarity Network is led by Trans people of color and advances the lives of trans women, femmes, two-spirit, and people of color living in Washington State. It helps provide financial assistance and other resources like food drop-offs to trans women and femmes of color to help them not only survive but also thrive.

POCAAN, established in 1897, is a multicultural, multi-social service agency serving marginalized communities in Seattle and King County including Latino, Black, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Native Americans. With roots in HIV/AIDS prevention, POCAAN has grown to incorporate addressing issues like substance abuse, incarceration, homelessness, sexually transmitted diseases, racism, sexism and homophobia that also contribute to community marginalization and health disparities.