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CONTACT: Brett Abrams | WASHINGTON, DC — Today, October 21, is SPIRIT Day, the world’s most prominent and most visible LGBTQ+ anti-bullying campaign and awareness day. It is a day when millions of people wear purple to show their support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer+, and same-gender loving (LGBTQ+/SGL) youth and unite against […]

CONTACT: Brett Abrams | National Black Justice Coalition Says Banning Trans Kids from Participating in School Sports Puts the Lives of Young People at Risk TEXAS — With TX HB 25 having now passed both chambers of the State Legislature, the discriminatory legislation banning transgender youth from participating in sports alongside their peers, is […]

CONTACT: Brett Abrams | Says Hateful, Discriminatory Rhetoric is Unacceptable from Government Officials, Calls for Statewide Non-Discrimination Protections to Prevent Further Harm  NORTH CAROLINA — North Carolina’s Lieutenant Governor has doubled down after his comments disparaging the LGBTQ+ community drew widespread rebukes and calls for him to resign. In June, the Lt. Governor made […]

CONTACT: Brett Abrams |  MIAMI GARDENS, FL- The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) mourns the loss of Royal Poetical Starz, a 26-year-old Black transgender woman. Starz was shot and killed in her car in Miami Gardens, Florida, on October 2, 2021.  She has been described as having an “infectious smile and a bigger than […]

CONTACT: Anna Zuccaro |  WASHINGTON, DC –– The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) remains in solidarity with the Haitian migrants currently seeking refuge in the United States. Many have left Haiti due to the social and political unrest in the country, including their president’s assassination, earthquakes, violence, and a lack of resources. The Biden-Harris […]

CONTACT: Brett Abrams |  WASHINGTON, DC — The Biden Administration today announced its intention to nominate Dr. John Nkengasong, a renowned global health leader, to serve as the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator for the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) at the U.S. Department of State.  In reaction to the announcement, David J. […]

CONTACT: Anna Zuccaro |  WASHINGTON, DC — In commemoration of National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness day, David J. Johns, executive director of the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), a leading civil rights organization, issued the following statement. “We have made considerable strides in our fight against HIV/AIDS since the 1970s yet there remains so much […]

CONTACT: Anna Zuccaro |  CHICAGO, IL– The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) mourns the loss of Briana Hamilton, a 25-year-old Black transgender woman. She was shot and killed in the Gresham neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois on September 17, 2021. Briana’s mother said that she was an amazing person who “was loved by many” and […]

CONTACT: Brett Abrams |  Statement from Victoria Kirby York, Deputy Executive Director of the National Black Justice Coalition:  “Black LGBTQ+/SGL service members have served our country valiantly in every war since the founding of the United States of America. Sadly, our country has not always served us.  From segregated service, being lynched upon returning […]

CONTACT: Brett Abrams |  Disaya Monaee Smith was the Fourth Transgender Woman Murdered in the Chicago Area This Year, One of 36 Trans People Killed in the U.S. in 2021 CHICAGO, IL The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) mourns the death of Disaya Monaee Smith, a Black transgender woman from Chicago, Illinois. Disaya Monaee […]

CONTACT: Brett Abrams |  WASHINGTON, DC — Yesterday, actor Michael K. Williams was found dead in his Brooklyn home. According to Rolling Stone, “Williams did not identify as gay, but he found a welcome space for himself in the gay community having been branded as soft by the kids of his East Flatbush neighborhood; […]

CONTACT: Brett Abrams | WASHINGTON, D.C. —Yesterday, the Unity Fellowship Church Movement, the denomination that launched the first affirming churches for Black LGBTQ+/Same Gender Loving (LGBTQ+/SGL) worshippers announced that Archbishop Carl Bean, a U.S. Motown Disco and gospel artist and minister who founded the Church has died at the age of 77. Bean recorded […]

CONTACT: Anna Zuccaro | WASHINGTON, DC — Today marks the 58th anniversary of the historic 1963 March on Washington, where hundreds of thousands marched to the nation’s capitol advocating for fundamental civil and economic rights for Black people in the United States. The National Black Justice Coalition is among the organizations endorsing this weekend’s commemorative […]

The 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.