National Black Justice Coalition

National Black Justice Coalition
Founded: 2003

Mission:
To end racism and homophobia.

About the Organization:
Established in 2003, the National Black Justice Coalition is a civil rights organization that advocates for the unique challenges and needs of the African American lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community, with a particular focus on federal public policy. The organization envisions a world where all people are fully empowered to participate safely, openly, and honestly in family, faith, and community, regardless of race, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

Current Programs:
Key initiatives of NBJC include the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, marriage equality, safe and inclusive schools and anti-bullying, historically black colleges and universities, HIV/AIDS, transgender equality, and family recognition. In 2011, NBJC announced plans to deepen its focus on the African American family through initiatives designed to put a face on the black LGBT community and foster a collective effort to accord dignity and respect to all African American families as an important step in individual and community empowerment. Each year, the organization also hosts OUT on the Hill, an annual convening of African American LGBT activists, elected officials, faith leaders, and youth that is scheduled to coincide with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Annual Legislative Conference.

Web Site:
The NBJC Web site features additional information on the organization's key focus areas, multimedia, an archive of NBJC e-digests, a blog, and recent reports and publications. Visitors to the site also can find out how to get involved in NBJC issues and connect to the organization on Facebook and YouTube.

Funding:
The NBJC receives support from foundations, corporations, and individuals.

Contact: Sharon J. Lettman-Hicks, Executive Director and CEO
Phone: (202) 319-1552
Fax: (202) 319-7365