OutPOCPAC is a New York City based non-partisan, political club of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and two-spirit (LGBTTS) People of Color. It is committed to raising the awareness of elected officials and candidates for public office around issues of primary importance to our communities, as well as to increasing the number of elected officials from our communities. We seek to educate and unite our diverse communities around a progressive and multi-faceted agenda of racial, economic, sexual and gender justice.

To achieve this mission, OutPOCPAC will work to: encourage active participation in local, state and national levels; register voters who support the Club’s mission and encourage their participation in the electoral process; advocate for legislation consistent with the Club’s mission; evaluate candidates for elected and appointed public office and actively support those candidates who best promote the Club’s mission; evaluate pending legislation, adopt public positions, and advise the communities of the Club’s recommendations; actively support the election of progressive LGBTTS People of Color for public office; educate public officials, candidates for public office, media, and the general community on political issues of importance to the LGBTST People of Color communities; build coalitions with other organizations that support the Club’s mission; increase participation of underrepresented groups within our communities; and increase the Club’s visibility and influence by advocacy, community action, and organizing.

Since our founding in April of 2001, we have:

  • ENDORSED candidates who won office in the 2001 New York City general elections and 2002 special elections
  • ESTABLISHED a membership base of LGBTTS People of Color living in all five boroughs of New York
  • MOBILIZED members and allies to volunteer on behalf of endorsed candidates
  • CREATED www.outpocpac.org and an organizational and political update emailed regularly to hundreds of New Yorkers
  • FORMED coalitions with other LGBT political clubs and elected officials to raise visibility on issues of concern to our community
  • ORGANIZED a highly successful annual fundraiser and awards event
  • BECOME a political force in New York City