OUR MISSION 

It is our mission to build and curate safe spaces for our community of Queer & Trans People of Color—we elevate our issues, our culture, our excellence, our joy.

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A Safe Media Space

We elevate voices and experiences from all corners of the QTPoC family through a monthly digital magazine featuring non-fiction articles and essays, and visual arts.

Safe Event Spaces

We host discussions, panels, parties, and more, to share conversations, to build connections, to celebrate our joy in common, all where QTPoC live and thrive.

Safe Learning Spaces

Younger members of our community can learn skills to take them further into their organizing and professional journeys through internships, fellowship, and more.

 

THE WORK

Visual Arts

Published bi-monthly with Collections, which will include features, interviews, discussions, and displays of various visual arts media and the queer / trans artists of color who craft them.

The Collections

A quartlery collection of academic articles, cultural critiques, and personal essays centered on a single theme that, combined, provide a quilted narrative of QTPoC experiences relative to that topic

The Workshop

A paid fellowship program for young queer / trans people of color (high school to community college and university undergrads), providing instruction & activity, professional skills, and industry networking.

The Kickbacks

Small events held with other platforms and community partners to provide free food, music, and laughs, with a discussion that brings it all together to form a comfortable and familiar space.

 

OUR VALUES

We aim to build community. Color Bloq elevates QTPOC community within our organization, and elevates the community of QTPOC organizations that we are a part of. We believe that we are more than our trauma; we dare to joy.

It is our opinion, on all channels, through all content, and in all spaces, that we will not engage in oppression, shaming, or harmful phobias of any kind. We are inclusive, open, and understanding, and aim to be accessible to race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, age, ability, and more. In short, empathy reigns.

We do not share problematic debate or opinion for the sake of debate; we do not believe that all opinions--especially those that are uninformed, and those that wish to discuss the merits of bigotry and oppression--contribute value to discourse in the QTPoC community. We do not find benefit to our communities in faux objectivity and "both sides" debates. On the contrary, those opinions that defend, empower, and elevate our communities are those we share.

Our work is not based on complaints and constant grievances. The ongoing banality of daily politics is not our muse. Our awareness of whiteness and masculinity does not mean white men are the center of our discussions. We aim to bring you a safe and familiar space to center the needs and experiences of our community. We aim to talk freely to us, in ways that speak to us, in the language we made for us.


TALK TO US

Send questions, comments, and more to info@colorbloq.org