9 COLORS INITIATIVE
- Advocacy & Human Rights
- Children & Youth
- Race & Ethnicity
Location1427 15TH ST SST PETERSBURG, FL 33705 United States
9 Colors Initiative is a nonprofit that centers its work around equity within the LGBTQIAA+ & allied communities. We work to eradicate conscious and unconscious biases within the queer community through education, while leading with love, care and compassion. We believe that by creating safe spaces, providing health and wholeness services, and offering development & empowerment opportunities, we can work to ensure equality, health, & human rights. We bring people and resources together to create a brighter future.
9 Colors Initiative was founded in 2016 by a group of young college students with a mission to promote equity and inclusivity within the LGBTQIAA+ & allied communities in Florida. The organization was established to address social and health disparities that disproportionately affect black queer people and their families in the central west, southwest & south regions of Florida. Over the years, 9 Colors Initiative has been dedicated to eradicating conscious and unconscious biases through education, advocacy, and community engagement, with a focus on creating safe spaces, providing health and wholeness services, and offering development & empowerment opportunities.
The organization has played a crucial role in promoting equality with pride programming, health & social service advocacy, and human rights for marginalized communities within the LGBTQIAA+ & allied communities we serve. Through partnerships with local organizations, advocacy efforts, and education programs, 9 Colors Initiative has worked to raise awareness about issues such as HIV/AIDS prevention, mental health, access to healthcare, discrimination, and social justice.