Affinity is a social justice organization that works with and on behalf of Black LGBTQ communities, queer youth, and allies to identify needs, create safe spaces, develop leaders, and bridge communities through collective analysis and action for social justice, freedom, and human rights. Affinity works in three intersecting areas: access to wellness, community engagement, and leadership development. Their Building Bridges initiative brings the gifts of Black LGBTQ Americans into the immigration reform movement and builds long-term solidarity with other communities of color in Chicago. They aim to increase the knowledge of constituents and allies about public policy, increase participation in advocacy and community organizing, and increase multi-identity collaborations in Chicago.
This organization is supported through the Funding Queerly Giving Circle, which is housed at Astraea.