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We are a small, fiscally sponsored nonprofit that works to publish the creative content of LGBTQ prisoners as well as assist with advocacy, financial help, resources, and opportunities. We have a team of 2 people working to assist hundreds of contributors and are overwhelmed with the amount of work. Realistically, we need to grow this team to a full time staff and need to figure out how to bring in a sustainable amount of money to cover that. We currently fundraise via events, art shows, grant funding, Patreon, online donations, an ecommerce store, and social media and have grown significantly in 5 years, but need to bring in much more to be able to scale our nonprofit and get more done.
A.B.O. Comix is a collective of creators and activists who work to amplify the voices of LGBTQ prisoners through art. By working closely with prison abolitionist and queer advocacy organizations, we aim to keep queer prisoners connected to outside community and help them in the fight toward liberation. The profits we generate go back to incarcerated artists, especially those with little to no resources. Using the DIY ideology of "punk-zine" culture, A.B.O. was formed with the philosophy of mutual support, community and friendship.
Our collective is working towards compassionate accountability without relying on the state or its sycophants. A.B.O. believes our interpersonal and societal issues can be solved without locking people in cages. Our mission is to combat the culture that treats humans as disposable and disproportionately criminalizes the most marginalized amongst us. Through artistic activism, we hope to proliferate the idea that a better world means redefining our concepts of justice.