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Travel book app provides safe public spaces for Black LGBTQ

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A new web-based app is helping to identify businesses in support of social justice and equal rights for the Black LGBTQ community.

The Lavender Book is a community-driven platform with the mission to allow Black queer, trans and non-binary individuals to move about in public spaces without facing discrimination.

In 2021, members of the black LGBTQ+ community face similar discrimination.

“We are, at present, in June, Pride Month of 2021, on track to have this be the deadliest year on record for black trans women,” Johns said.

Since the beginning of this year, 27 trans and gender non-conforming people of color were killed in violent hate crimes. The National Black Justice Coalition reports that’s more than double the number of victims by this time last year.


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.