Fiscally Sponsored Organization

Black LGBTQIA+ Migrant Project (BLMP)

BLMP envisions a world where no one is forced to give up their homeland, where all Black LGBTQIA+ people are free and liberated. We build and center the power of Black LGBTQIA+ migrants to ensure the liberation of all Black people through community-building, political education, creating access to direct services, and organizing across borders. BLMP is an independent organization that is fiscally sponsored by Transgender Law Center.

Led by a directly impacted steering committee and staff and housed at the Transgender Law Center and, we build power, community, and knowledge in the U.S., while challenging the role the U.S. plays globally in creating the conditions that force us to leave our homes.

BLMP is providing cash assistance to Black LGBTQ+ migrants and first generation people dealing with the impact of COVID-19. Donate via the form to the right. For questions about donating to BLMP, please email tribe@BLMP.org.

BLMP Programs

National Organizing: BLMP shapes and informs national efforts to resist enforcement, detention and deportations through work within criminal justice/immigrant rights movements.

Local Networks: BLMP engages hundreds of community members across the U.S., and has developed active local/regional networks—centered in Oakland, CA; New York City; the Upper Midwest (Twin Cities, Chicago, Detroit); Washington DC/DMV, and the South.

Deportation Defense: We directly engage with and support detained community members, organizing campaigns for their release and helping to connect them with local support when they are released.

Research: BLMP is transforming narratives through the inaugural Queer Black Migrant Survey, which is collecting qualitative and quantitative data on our community’s experiences.

Staff and Consultants

Aneiry L. Zapata, a Black person with long dark hair, with their back turned to the camera. They're looking over their shoulder and smiling, standing on a sidewalk near a row of cars, wearing a light purple long-sleeve blouse and red and white checkered coveralls.

Aneiry L. Zapata

Garifuna Committee Organizer

A man with a short, brown beard with tufts of grey. His short hair is slightly longer on the top, and he glances slightly downward. He's wearing a black button-op cardigan with a hood draped backward.

Carmelo Falú-Rodríguez

Translation / Interpretation Services Consultant

Deborah A.

National Organizer

A Black woman with her hair tied back, glancing slightly off to the right. She wears Ray-Ban sunglasses and a black button-down shirt with white leaves. A bush in the background bears a pink flower and small peaches. The margins of the image have an orange-y film camera glow.

Hani A.

Financial Operations Assistant

Jade Daniels

Communications Manager

Karīmi Ndwiga, a Black person with long brown and bright red hair, their body angled slightly to the right while smiling at the camera. She stands in front of a tall hedge wearing a green patterned blouse.

Karīmi Ndwiga

Digital Organizer

Nolizwe Nondabula

Director of Finance and Operations

Oluchi Omeoga

Co-Director

Rose Berry

Co-Director

Tiara Gendi

Fierce Freedom School Coordinator

Zakaria (Zack) Mohamed

Fierce Freedom School Coordinator

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