Prison Book Project Lgbtq Resource List 2009
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LockedOut c/o Prison Book Project P.O. Box 396 Amherst, MA 01004 2009 edition LockedOut is a resource list for gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, and queer prisoners in the U.S. The list is free, but stamps are always welcome. Requests for books, legal aid, or pen pals will not be answered. Let us know if you write a group and don't hear back. If you know about a group not listed, send us their address and we'll ask them to be listed next time. Feedback welcome! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ABC Paralegal Services P.O. Box 7187 Austin, TX 78713 Supports all prisoners unjustly convicted, whatever the race/ethnicity, sexual orientation or preferred identity. We are primarily a legal support group assisting political prisoners and social prisoners alike. We are an all volunteer and a free service, but always appreciate the help with whatever you can afford in postage stamps. We help with legal paper writing; court traffic; letters/calls/emails to government officials; furnish hard copy state codes/policy materials; case law research to name the main services. ACLU National Prison Project HIV/AIDS/Hepatitis Education Project 915 15th St. NW, 7th Floor Washington, D.C. 20005 Sends free information on HIV/AIDS/Hepatitis to prisoners. Responds to complaints from prisoners living with HIV/AIDS/Hepatitis and LGBT prisoners. Publishes the STD booklet, Play It Safer, write for a free copy. We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society. - Angela Davis federal prison. Will send to any state that allows the books in -please send any special regulations with your request. Specializes in history and social studies, though we sometimes have fiction written by or about LGBT people. No catalog. 1 request per 6-month period. Brothers Behind Bars c/o RFD (Radical Faerie Digest) P.O. Box 68 Liberty, TN 37095 A quarterly penpal list of gay/bi/trans male prisoners produced and distributed by RFD. Write for details. Black and Pink c/o Jason Lydon Community Church of Boston 565 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116 Provides a list online of Trans/Queer/GLB prisoners who are seeking pen pals. Occasionally are able to provide some direct advocacy for individuals or cell-blocks. Send a 25-word (non-sexual) description of what you want from a pen-pal friendship to be listed online. California Coalition for Women Prisoners 1540 Market St., Suite 490 San Francisco, CA 94102 Organizes with women and transgender prisoners. Programs include: medical/legal resources and information through correspondence, legal visits to CA state women's prisons and SF women's county jail, The Fire Inside quarterly newsletter (free to prisoners), community education and organizing campaigns, and Compañeras--non U.S. citizen women and trans prisoners organizing around immigration and imprisonment. Books Through Bars c/o Bluestockings Bookstore 172 Allen St. New York, NY 10002 Sends free community-donated books to people in state and Cleveland Books to Prisoners P.O. Box 602440 Cleveland, OH 44102 Sends free books to people in Ohio prisons upon request only. We are a GLBTQ-friendly ~In memory of Mother Mike Riegle~ program, and we seek to increase our connection to GLBTQ people incarcerated in Ohio prisons. We also have a pen pal program. Community United Against Violence 170 A Capp St. San Francisco, CA 94117 Supports the healing and leadership of LGBTQQ people impacted by violence and abuse. As part of the larger social justice movement, CUAV is working to build safe, whole communities where everyone can thrive. You are not alone. LGBTQQ people in prisons and jails are encouraged to call our 24-hour Safety Line at (415) 333-HELP (4357) for support and referrals--we accept collect calls. People don't realize how a man's whole life can be changed by one book. - Malcolm X Critical Resistance 1904 Franklin St., Suite 504 Oakland, CA 94612 A nationwide, grassroots organization that seeks to end our reliance on prisons, policing and surveillance. We believe that what makes our communities truly safe are jobs, education, food, shelter and the right to self determination for all individuals. Write for details and a free newspaper. Human Rights Coalition Fedup! Pittsburgh Chapter 5125 Thomas Merton Center Pittsburgh, PA 15224 A prisoner advocacy group working with prisoners in PA. We have an extensive abuse log in which we collect evidence and testimony of those incarcerated for public viewing. We have biweekly letter writing nights to send resources to those incarcerated, we educate the public on prison issues through art exhibits and film screenings, and we also conduct research on prison related issues. We are looking to broaden the base of prisoners we communicate with. Write for details. Internationalist Prison Books Collective 405 W. Franklin St. Chapel Hill, NC 27516 Sends books to prisoners in AL, MS, and NC only. Just Detention International 3325 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 340 Los Angeles, CA 90010 A human rights organization that seeks to end sexual abuse against men, women, and youth in all forms of detention. JDI has three core goals: to hold government accountable for prisoner rape; to transform ill-informed public attitudes about sexual assault behind bars; and to ensure that those who have survived this form of abuse get the help they need. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) prisoners who have been sexually assaulted behind bars are encouraged to contact JDI for a packet of information that includes a list of local and national resources for prisoner rape survivors. Survivors can write to JDI via "Legal Mail" by addressing their letter to Melissa Rothstein, Esq. at the address above. inside with resources and contact on the outside. Write for details. Out of Control Lesbian Committee to Support Women Political Prisoners 3543 18th St., Box 30 San Francisco, CA 94110 Supports women prisoners and political prisoners in the U.S. and internationally. Publishes Out of Time newsletter. Free, donations welcome. Prison Book Project P.O. Box 396 Amherst, MA 01004 Sends books to prisoners in CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, TX, and VT. POZ 500 Fifth Ave., Suite 320 New York, NY 10110 Free subscription to any HIV+ person who can't afford it. Write for details. Queers Against Prisons-Philly 210 S. 49th St Philadelphia, PA 19139 Hosts a weekly letter writing night called our Black & Pink Letter Writing Program. This is our primary resource for queer prisoners, as we are a group of queers who are interested in corresponding with imprisoned queers. We hope to work as a clearinghouse, connecting those Prison Book Program 1306 Hancock St., Suite 100 Quincy, MA 02169 Offers National Prisoners Resource List free to prisoners. Book requests accepted, except from CA, KY, LA, MD, MI, NV, OR, and TX. Stamps welcome. South Chicago ABC Zine Distro P.O. Box 721 Homewood, IL 60430 We provide hundreds of zine titles to prisoners - catalogs, resource guides, analysis, history, all kinds of education and literature - all in zine form. We have some GLBTQ titles. Write for catalog. Sylvia Rivera Law Project 322 8th Ave., 3rd Floor New York, NY 10001 Provides free civil legal services and a pen pal program to incarcerated people in New York who are transgender, intersex, or gender nonconforming. We are a collectively-run organization that seeks to make systemic change and increase the political power of our communities. ~In memory of Mother Mike Riegle~ TGI (Transgender, Gender Variant and Intersex) Justice Project 342 9th Street, Suite 202B San Francisco, CA 94103 Write for details. TIG Prisoner Pen Pal Project 426 President St. Brooklyn, NY 11231 We are a list for transgender, intersexed, genderqueer, and gender-variant prisoners to find penpals for support and friendship. Please send us a brief posting about yourself, your contact information, and any regulations in your institution (no mail from other prisoners, etc). It can take a long time to match interested people with penpals, so please be patient. Wisconsin Books to Prisoners Rainbow Bookstore 426 W. Gilman St. Madison,WI 53703 Sends books to WI prisoners and LGBT prisoners nationwide. Hope has two beautiful daughters; their names are anger and courage. Anger at the way things are, and courage to see that they do not remain the way they are. St. Augustine