Black & Beyond the Binary Collective
Black & Beyond the Binary Collective is dedicated to the healing, liberation, and safety of Black - African transgender, queer, nonbinary, two-spirit, and intersex (TQN2SI+) Oregonians.
Bottom Line for Portland
As one of the few organizations that is led by Black, queer, trans, and disabled Portlanders serving those populations we bring a lived experience to the type of work we do and the services we provide for our community. Donating to Black & Beyond the Binary Collective means that Black trans, queer, and disabled individuals have a more specialized service delivery, culturally specific social engagement, and leadership development opportunities from people that understand firsthand the complexities of navigating the world holding similar identities. The impact of our work in the Portland metro is a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive city by prioritizing those who are the most marginalized in our community. *SE Uplift is acting as your fiscal sponsor to receive donations for you while you are getting your own 501c3 status.
“A deep heartfelt thank you for your support in so many ways! First for standing and demanding inclusive care at the hospital, hosting a welcome home event, supporting with calls, and providing clothing/shopping support for my trans child.” In gratitude, Cindi and Sidd
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
In our work, we practice Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion by focusing on TQN2SI+ individuals and making space to bring others along with us in our quest for liberation. It is important for us to prioritize these demographics because there isn’t space specifically for those who are Black TQN2SI+ to learn, receive mutual aid, or build deep ties with each other in a social setting (that doesn’t involve a bar or alcohol) in Portland or Oregon as a whole. To that end, we are not a monolith so we are making more space to include more of a focus on our growing edges specifically those that don’t relate solely to the American experience. The African diaspora is rich in many different cultures and ethnic groups outside of this land and we are shifting to include more programming to address these disparities in our work. We as Black folx know that we sharpen each other each time we speak our truth and bring forth our lived experiences without judgment. We strive to make our work and programs accessible to as many people as possible because we know it will take all of us together to get free!
As we are in the process of getting our 501c3 status we are unable to offer any incentives for donations at this time.