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LGBTQ Agenda: Lavender Book app seeks to help Black LGBTQs find friendly spaces

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A new web-based app will make it easier for Black LGBTQ people to find safer spaces. The concept of Lavender Book, launched May 17, is based on that of the Green Book that was published during the Jim Crow-era to show people where to find businesses on American roads that were accommodating to Black Americans. "Lavender Book definitely builds on the Green Book — a resource used at its height when the terrorization of Black folks was celebrated and tolerated," David Johns, a same-gender loving man who is the executive director of the National Black Justice Coalition, told the Bay Area Reporter. "The work of the NBJC exposes us to the reality that many of the challenges then exist now in ways that are invisible to most folks." Lavender Book

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