Each day, tens of thousands of LGBTQ people are held in jail or immigration detention because they cannot afford bail, often $25 or $100—for charges like sleeping in public or possession of an expired license.
In tandem, we raise awareness of the epidemic of LGBTQ overincarceration. We strive towards a critical mass against mass jailing.
Bail and incarceration disproportionately impact LGBTQ people, particularly transgender, black and brown individuals.
LGBTQ individuals are three times more likely to be incarcerated than heterosexual individuals, and over 40 percent of imprisoned women are sexual minorities. Black Americans are five times more likely to be incarcerated than white Americans.
Join our fight against the criminalization of race, sexuality, gender identity and poverty.