Queens Defenders stands with the Black and LGBTQ+ communities.


The United States is seeing a continued effort to erase the history of Black people. These bills and laws thwart progress by eliminating or making illegal education curricula, Black fraternities and sororities, and diversity and inclusion programs. The goal of these efforts is to further racist policies that segregate, hinder development, and promote white supremacy. While this is not new in the United States, it is still jarring and horrifying.


There are over 300 anti-LGBTQ+ bills percolating in state legislatures around the country. Laws that involve hate against LGBTQ+ people have recently been enacted in various states, and many of these laws specifically target the transgender community for harassment and dislodging from our society. These bills and laws restrict education, entertainment, family autonomy, and health care for the LGBTQ+ community.


Black and LGBTQ+ people are our coworkers, friends, family, and clients. We stand firmly against hate and lies. Many of us may request learning to understand how to help Black and LGBTQ+ people, and we will provide professional development opportunities for those who wish.


We will not compromise QD’s commitment to the respect and dignity for all our Black and LGBTQ+ community members. Queens Defenders stands behind the right for all Black and LGBTQ+ people to exist free from oppression and hate.