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Fair Shake’s LBGTQ+ page is – like everything else at Fair Shake –  a work-in-progress.  If you know of resources that could benefit the LBGTQ+ community, we hope you will share them with us so we can share them both on our website and in our software!!


Black & Pink

Black & Pink is an open family of LGBTQ+ prisoners and “free world” allies who support each other. We are outraged by the specific violence of the prison industrial complex against LGBTQ people, and respond through advocacy, education, direct service, and organizing.

To contact Black and Pink:
2406 Fowler Ave Suite 316
Omaha, NE 68111


SF B&PBlack & Pink has chapters in many cities including:

Boise, Buffalo, Chicago, Denver, New Orleans, New York City. San Diego and

San Francisco: Flying Over Walls

Coming Out of Concrete

2015 Report:

Black & Pink conducted a 133-question survey within their membership and received nearly 1,200 responses, thus producing the largest-ever data-set available on the experiences of LGBTQ prisoners in the country. Their report aims to share the experiences of LBGTQ prisoners in the United States by elevating prisoner voices, stories, and leadership to inspire immediate collective action.

LGBT Books to Prisoners

Volunteer-run organization that sends books and other educational materials, free of charge, to LGBT-identified people in prison across the US. Will send books in Spanish (enviar libros en Español). Serves all states except Texas.

LBGT Books to Prisoners
1202 Williamson St #1

Madison, WI 53703


Prison Activist Resource Center

LBGTQ+ Resources:


Contact PARC
PO Box 70447
Oakland CA 94612

Prison Book Program in Quincy, Massachusetts.

Inside Books Project


Inside Books Project is an Austin-based community service volunteer organization that sends free books and educational materials to prisoners in Texas. Inside Books is the only books-to-prisoners program in Texas, where over 140,000 people are incarcerated. Inside Books Project works to promote reading, literacy, and education among incarcerated individuals and to educate the general public on issues of incarceration.

Inside Books Project Resource Guide


Inside Books Project
3106 E. 14 1/2 Street
Austin, Texas 78702

hepThe Alliance for Higher Education in Prisons shared the list below.  According to the AHEP, the list is “at the intersection of the US prison system and/or the Black Lives Matter movement”:

Black Trans Advocacy Coalition Mission
LGBTQ Freedom Fund
National Black Justice Coalition
Trans Justice Funding Project
Transgender Awareness Alliance

To find out about the Alliance for Higher Education in Prison: https://www.higheredinprison.org/