Fiscally Sponsored OrganizationBlack LGBTQIA+ Migrant Project (BLMP)
We had a BLAST virtually gathering and celebrating 5 years of building power for Black LGBTQIA+ migrants at our end of the year celebration – BECOMING HOME: TRANSCENDENCE THROUGH TRANSITIONS! In case you missed it, click here to check out some images from the event and more performance highlights.
As we usher into the new year and prepare for our next phase of growth and work, we are reflecting deeply on our long-term sustainability and development. Thanks to supporters and community, you helped us reach one goal, and that has supported us to imagine even more expansive resources and abundance for BLMP in 2023 and beyond. We are now raising $75,000 to support Black trans,queer, and non-binary migrant organizing by December 31!
Will you help us get there? DONATE TO BLMP
Another $25,000 will directly support BLMP to provide mutual aid in 2023 to BLMP members in need, as well as fund critical BLMP programming like our Fierce Freedom School – a political education and leadership development program by and for Black trans women and femmes.
You can donate online or text “BLMP2022” to 41444. Contact email@example.com if you have any questions about how to make your donation.
Your support helps to sustain our work advancing the liberation and wellness of Black LGBTQ+ migrants. We need our community to keep us going. Thank you for joining us!
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.
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.
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