Black Gay Blog urgently needs your help. A toxic mix of transphobia and racism means that Black trans women are some of the most vulnerable people in the world, dying young, violently and overwhelmingly ignored.
Black lesbians and gay men face considerable mental and physical health and well-being inequalities in the UK and elsewhere. They, too, are also at a far higher risk of severe or lethal violence. Far less likely to be protected, both by law enforcers — who are disturbingly often the violators — and their own families and friends.
These are global issues. They range from the death penalty for same-sex sexual activity in several nations and territories worldwide to children being taken from their parents, false imprisonment for consenting adult relationships, exile, or social exclusion.
These are just some of the reasons why we help Black LGBTQ+ individuals tell their own stories. Your support ensures we can continue to give voice to those who are too often unheard, marginalised, or mocked.
We want to continue to amplify black queer voices and tell the stories that ensure when we say black lives matter, we mean all black lives, including LGBTQ+ ones.
When you make a one-time or regular donation, you allow Black Gay Blog to continue our storytelling, analysis and reporting. You become part of a powerful, affirming voice for social justice and change.
Now, more than ever, we must show the world that Black Queer Lives Matter. So please help Black Gay Blog continue to tell that story as it unfolds.