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According to the Williams Institute, there are more than 1 million LGBTQ African Americans currently living in the United States, with approximately 3.7 percent of all African American people identifying as LGBTQ. LGBTQ African Americans are disproportionately young and disproportionately female, and nearly one-third of all African American same-sex couples are raising children.
People of color may face unique challenges when they come out as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or queer. To address these issues, the HRC Coming Out Project has developed a resource on coming out in the African-American community.
The LGBTQ community will not achieve full equality as long as LGBTQ people of color continue to face oppression and marginalization on the basis of race. HRC is committed to fighting racism and racial oppression, challenging hateful policies and rhetoric and representing and advocating for the full diversity of the LGBTQ community through a rance of strategies, tactics and programs.
he National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is a civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and same gender loving (LGBTQ/SGL) people, including people living with HIV/AIDS.
The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) is a federation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) organizations.
We seek to document the personal experiences of the Queer Asian Pacific American women and transgender community by interweaving visual art, personal narratives, and social justice onto an accessible online platform.
According to the Pew Research Center, there are approximately 18 million Asians currently living in the United States, which amounts to 6 percent of the nation's population. Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islanders make up roughly 0.4 percent. Data analysis by the Williams Institute suggests there are at least 325,000 LGBTQ Asians and Pacific Islanders currently living in the U.S., and nearly 33,000 are in same-sex partnerships. One-third of those couples live in California, Hawaii or New York.
Color Of Change is the nation’s largest online racial justice organization. We help people respond effectively to injustice in the world around us. As a national online force driven by 1.7 million members, we move decision-makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people in America.
Lifelines and Crisis Numbers
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8253). Veterans press 1.
Text TALK to 741741. Text with a trained counselor from the crisis text line for free 24/7.
The Trevor Project, Trevor lifeline available 24/7. 1-866-488-7386.
Trans Lifeline. Support for transgender people by transgender people. 1-877-565-8860.
SAGE LGBT Elder Care Hotline. Peer support and local resources for older adults. 1-888-843-LGBT (5428).
The LGBT National Hotline. Peer support and local resources for all ages. 1-888-843-4564.