The Green Book Inspires The Launch Of A New App Highlighting Black Safe Spaces

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Alyssa Guznik
August 8, 2023

Legislators nationwide are continuously attacking the rights of the Black LGBTQ community, and it's become harder for individuals to identify safe spaces for themselves and each other.

The situation reminded the National Black Justice Coalition of another time, during Jim Crow, where Black people needed guidance to travel safely.

Inspired by Victor Hugo Green's “The Negro Motorist Green Book,” the coalition and Out In Tech joined forces to create the Lavender Book app.

The app crowdsources information to help others travel more safely and “spread the word about spaces where people can be themselves.”

Just as in the past, Black activists have banded  together to help ensure the health and safety of the community – upholding the popular rallying mantra: “If one of us isn’t free, then NONE of us is free.”

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