Bent Bars Project

The Bent Bars Project is a letter-writing project for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, gender-variant, intersex, and queer prisoners in Britain. The project was founded in 2009, responding to a clear need to develop stronger connections and build solidarity between LGBTQ communities inside and outside prison walls. LGBTQ+ people have a long history of being policed and criminalised (and of resisting that criminalistion), and the criminal justice system continues to target and criminalize queer, trans and gender non-conforming people,making them feel very isolated. This is why organisations like us, who specifically support LGBTQ+ people in prison are so important.Bent Bars aims to work in solidarity with prisoners by organising pen-pal matches, sharing resources, providing mutual support and drawing public attention to the struggles of queer and trans people behind bars.

Links

web
http://www.bentbarsproject.org/

Support For

  • Allies of trans and gender diverse people
  • Families of trans and gender diverse people
  • Gender diverse children (under 13)
  • Trans and gender diverse Parents
  • Gender diverse young people aged 13-18
  • Gender diverse young people aged 18-25
  • Adult Intersex
  • Adult Non Binary
  • Parents of trans and gender diverse people
  • Partners of trans and gender diverse people
  • Disabled trans and gender diverse people
  • Trans and gender diverse people from ethnic minorities
  • Learning disabled trans and gender diverse people
  • Trans and gender diverse men
  • Trans and gender diverse women
  • Activism
  • Adoption/Fostering
  • Advocacy
  • Caring
  • Counselling
  • Domestic Violence
  • Employment
  • Religion / Faith
  • Hate Crime/Justice System
  • Health
  • Helpline
  • Housing / homeless support
  • International/Immigrants
  • Media Industry
  • Training

Regions covered

  • Channel Islands
  • East Midlands
  • East of England
  • London
  • North East
  • North West
  • Northern Ireland
  • Scotland
  • South East
  • South West
  • UK Wide
  • Wales
  • West Midlands
  • Yorkshire and Humberside
UK Wide

Contact

Email
bent.bars.project@gmail.com
Address
P.O. Box 66754
London
UK
WC1A 9BF