The L.O.C.S. Collective,Inc - Building community and cultivating resources for lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer identified women of color and our allies!!
It is quite evident that there are gross disparities that exist regarding access to community and resources for lesbians of color in Boston and surrounding areas. Concurrently, there are very few organizations dedicated to providing services solely to lesbians of color.
This unfortunate truth has been the standing reality for many years, however, we stand to say-- NO More.
Our vision is to create a space/platform for lesbians of color in the city of Boston and surrounding areas to come together to celebrate our vibrant culture, solidify our community, and strengthen our presence within the LGBTQ community.
We hope to do so by establishing the following:
Developing partnerships with regional and national organizations that serve and support lesbians of color and streamlining their resources into our communities.
Encouraging open, honest, and conscious, dialogue/discussions within our community.
Empowering through activism, education, and networking.
In addition to uplifting our LBTQ communities of color we also recognize the undeniable necessity to foster genuine and wholesome relationships with our allies, charging ourselves as well as other communities to actively do the work of advocating for one another. We encourage community collaboration and development.