The Sankofa Collective

The Sankofa Collective promotes the health and well-being of Black LGBTQ persons, their families and friends through support, education, organizing and advocacy. The organization was founded to address the need for culturally specific work in the Black community to promote LGBTQ equality. Recent accomplishments include the Lift Every Voice report, conducted in partnership with the Urban League, which brought to light the experiences and stories of LGBTQ African Americans in Oregon, and groundbreaking work to engage faith leaders in the Black community to more fully serve their LGBTQ congregation members.

This organization is supported through the Funding Queerly Giving Circle, which is housed at Astraea.