We Are Here For You
Impacting, improving, and empowering the lives of Philadelphia LGBTQ+ communities of color.
The Colours Organization’s mission is to impact, improve, and empower the lives of LGBTQ+ communities of color, especially those of the African diaspora, within the greater Philadelphia metropolitan area.
With an intentional focus on holistic wellness and safety, intersectionality, and community mobilization, we strive to support and uplift the experiences of those too often left in the margins.
WHO ARE WE?
Colours has been a staple support organization for Philly’s BIPOC and LGTBQ+ communities for years, we were originally founded in 1991 as a magazine. No matter what media we have used, all of our efforts have always been focused on helping the Philadelphia community live better lives.
We noticed huge disparities in healthcare, education, and emotional support within the community, so we became an official nonprofit resource organization in 1994. Since then, we’ve been educating our fellow community members about targeted issues like HIV/AIDS prevention, sexual health issues, and mental health issues
WHAT WE DO
SEXUAL HEALTH SERVICES
Activities and Support Groups
Conversations at Colours
In COLOURS’ continued efforts to “understand what matters most in the community” and to “assure culturally relevant communication,” we develop a new project “The Conversations @ COLOURS”, a social media, platform-based initiative, in a talk show format, that creates a safe place for all persons to speak their truth and highlight taboo and systematic stigmas within the community.