Courtesy of Queer Black Women Alliance

Best Builder of Queer Black Community

Queer Black Women Alliance

Everyone deserves a room of their own, and in that spirit, Arijah Rashid and her team at Queer Black Women Alliance have created a much-needed room to accommodate Austin’s Black queer community. Where other organizations strive for all-encompassing inclusivity, the exclusivity with which QBWA approaches their events allows for a historically underserved group to flourish under such loving attention. From dedicating an entire week to Black queer mental health activities and setting up queer Black entrepreneurs with grants to organizing bowling league nights and pool hall hangouts, this nonprofit doesn’t just demand room for its community. QBWA makes the room: walls, floor, and door entire.

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