In Our Own Voices Inc.
Serving the needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender People of Color, our Friends and Families.
Our mission is to work for and ensure the physical, mental, spiritual, political, cultural
and economic survival and growth of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people of color communities.
- Develop the leadership of LGBT POC.
- Strengthen the voices of LGBT POC in order to effectively communicate our perspectives within the larger community.
- Increase our capacity for combating oppression and marginalization.
In Our Own Voices grew from the efforts of three social action groups: the Feminist Action Network (FAN), Sisters and Brothers in the Life (SABIL), and the Gay Men of Color Alliance (GMOCA). Later, they were joined by the Social Justice Center. These organizations came together initially to encorage other human and civil rights groups to broaden their agendas to include the issues that affect LGBT people of color. Today, In Our Own Voices is an autonomous organization dedicated to addressing the many needs of the LGBT community.