Fiscally Sponsored OrganizationBlack 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.
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
#FreeSzaSza Campaign: BLMP is organizing to free Sza Sza, a Jamaican trans woman and asylum seeker who has been detained for several years in immigration prison. Currently, Sza Sza is detained at Aurora Contract Detention Facility where others have tested positive for COVID-19. Despite the fact that they cannot prevent the spread of COVID-10 in these facilities, Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) still chooses not to release Sza Sza.
Help us free Sza Sza! Sign and share the petition and contact the Congressmen Neguse and Crow
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