To Black Queer Youth — you are loved. Be strong and know that there are people and organizations fighting tooth and nail every single day to support your right to exist. The It Gets Better Project will be by your side until justice prevails and will continue to fight for a world where all LGBTQ+ people are free to live equally and know their worthiness and power as individuals.

Below is list of organizations specifically serving Black queer communities throughout the United States. Please reach out to these organizations and use their services if you’re in need. You are not alone. Thank you to Raquel Willis and others who are using social media to inform our community of these resources.


Anti-Violence Project

Offers bilingual programs that focus on ending violence for those who identify as LGBTQ+ and/or are living with HIV/AIDS. 

The Audre Lorde Project

An LGBTQ+, Two-Spirit, and Gender-Nonconforming People of Color community organizing center focusing on the New York City area.

Black AIDS Institute

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

Black And Pink

Dedicated to eradicating the prison-industrial complex. Connects with LGBTQ+ prisoners and offers various outreach programs, including a network of penpals. Chapters located all across the United States

Black Queer & Intersectional Collective

This collective uses grassroots organizing and community outreach to promote the well being of all Black LGBTQ+ people in central Ohio.

Black Transmen

Aims for social and political equality for all Black transmen.

Black Trans Travel Fund

Trans women of color often face extreme danger while traveling. This fund provides alternative methods of travel that are deemed safer for this community.

Black Visions Collective

In Minnesota, the Black Visions Collective aims to dismantle unjust systems. Its goal is to create safe communities that support their Black and queer residents. 

Brave Space Alliance (BSA)

BSA provides a variety of programs to uplift queer and trans voices, especially those of color. It also provides workshops and trainings to the greater Chicago area.

Brooklyn Boihood

Invests in QTPoC and their communities to provide social gatherings and a support network. 

The Brown Boi Project

Works to rewrite the conversations around gender among people of color.

Center for Black Equity

A coalition of Black gay pride organizers formed to promote a multinational network of LGBTQ+ Prides and community-based organizations.

Emergency Release Fund

NYC prisons have extremely high rates of COVID-19. This fund aims to post bail for LGBTQ+ people awaiting trial who are unable to post bail.

Fierce NYC

Increases power and leadership opportunities for young QTPoC in the NYC area.

G.L.I.T.S.

Approaching 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.

Gay Professional Men of Color (GPMC)

An organization that aims to provide respectful and positive spaces, where gay, bisexual, trans men, and questioning (“GBTQ”) professional men of color can come together with like-minded individuals.

House of GG

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.

Immigration Equality

Provides direct services for LGBTQ+ immigrants in the United States. Their work consists of legal support, political advocacy, and the promotion of litigation that supports justice and equality.

Incite

Focusing on Abolition Feminism, these activists of color aim to end community and state-sanctioned violence.

Lavender Rights Project

Aims to protect the legal rights of the LGBTQ+ community. It invests in community support and one-on-one advocacy.

LGBTQ+ Freedom Fund

Posts bail for LGBTQ people held in jail or immigrant detention and raises awareness of the epidemic of LGBTQ overincarceration.

Marsha P. Johnson Institute

Named after a Stonewall icon, the Institute aims to support Black, trans people through collective power.

National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC)

A civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black LGBTQ and same-gender loving (SGL) people, including people living with HIV/AIDS. As America’s leading national Black LGBTQ/SGL civil rights organization focused on federal public policy, NBJC has accepted the charge to lead Black families in strengthening the bonds and bridging the gaps between the movements for racial justice and LGBTQ/SGL equality.

National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network

Provides mental health services for QTPoC. Hopes to increase healing justice resources on a national scale.

The Okra Project

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

Philly Black Pride

A Pride organization working to transform the living and social environments of people of color by creating multicultural opportunities that educate, inspire, improve and celebrate the experiences of LGBTQ individuals through programs, policy, advocacy, partnerships and relationship building.

The Pipeline Project

Offers leadership opportunities and training programs for QTPoC. Its programs help increase the racial diversity within the gay rights movement. This includes DEI outreach to LGBTQ+ organizations and nonprofits.

Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project

Inspires queer women of color to promote social justice through filmmaking and artistic endeavors. Provides support for those interested in promoting equity within these fields.

SNaPCo

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

Southerners on New Ground (SONG)

An organization working to 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.

Sylvia Rivera Law Project

A collective organization that protects the gender spectrum and those who fall on it. This is done by providing outreach and legal services to low-income and POC who do not identify as cisgender.

The Transgender District

The world’s first-ever legally recognized trans district, which aims to stabilize and economically empowers the trans community.

Transgender Law Center

Using legal expertise, this organization aims to protect the lives of trans, gender non-conforming, and gender non-binary people. This is accomplished through racial justice and community support.

Trans Justice Funding Project

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

Trans People of Color Coalition (TPOCC)

Advancing justice for all trans people of color. We amplify our stories, support our leadership, and challenge issues of racism, transphobia, and transmisogyny. TPOCC envisions a world where trans people of color can live and work in safety, where health and economic equity are basic rights, and we are celebrated for our visibility and leadership in our workplaces, homes, and communities.

Trans Women of Color Collective

Uses art, healing, and thorough support to protect and lift up trans women of color who have been disenfranchised or victimized by violence.

Youth Breakout

Works to end the criminalization of LGBTQ youth in New Orleans to build a safer and more just community.

Zuna Institute

A national advocacy organization for Black lesbians that was created to address the needs of Black lesbians in the areas of health, public policy, economic development, and education.


If any of the information we’ve provided here is incorrect, or if there are organizations that we have failed to include, please notify our staff at info@itgetsbetter.org. To search for organizations serving LGBTQ+ youth in general, please visit itgetsbetter.org/GetHelp.