Act Against AIDS has had the strong voices of key spokespersons to carry HIV prevention messages to communities across the nation. Celebrities, like Jamie Foxx, Angela Bassett, Laila Ali, Raheem DeVaughn, Sheryl Lee Ralph, and astronaut Jose Hernandez have recorded public service announcements, hosted events and concerts, promoted AAA and HIV prevention through their social media channels, and made appearances in support of the initiative. CDC also currently coordinates with highly influential entities such as: Black Entertainment Television, Bronner Bros Enterprises, GLAAD, Grinder, The National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC), The Red Pump Project and many others to conduct HIV prevention outreach activities at the local and national level.
Black Entertainment Television
BET Networks is the nation's leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience.
Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF)
Elizabeth Taylor established (ETAF) in 1991 to support organizations delivering direct care and services to people living with HIV and AIDS, often to the most marginalized populations. Today, ETAF also provides funding for HIV prevention education and advocacy programs throughout the world.
GLAAD amplifies the voice of the LGBT community by empowering real people to share their stories, holding the media accountable for the words and images they present, and helping grassroots organizations communicate effectively.
Essence is a monthly magazine for African American women between the ages of 18 and 49. The magazine covers a variety of current issues in the African-American community, including health and wellness, with an intimate girlfriend-to-girlfriend tone.
Grindr for Equality
Grindr is the world’s #1 FREE mobile social networking application geared towards gay and bisexual men. Though based in the United States, the app quickly gained worldwide popularity. In 2014, the app had achieved more than 10 million user downloads and had more than 5 million active monthly users worldwide
Latino Commission on AIDS
The Latino Commission on AIDS is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to fighting the spread of HIV/AIDS in the Latino community. Through its network of member organizations and community leaders, the Commission works to mobilize the Latino community response to the health crisis created by HIV/AIDS.
The National LGBTQ Task Force
The National LGBTQ Task Force is the country’s oldest national LGBTQ advocacy group. Task Force envisions a future where everyone is free to be themselves in every aspect of their lives and to that end, works to advance full freedom, justice and equality for LGBTQ people.
The National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC)
The National Minority AIDS Council is dedicated to developing leadership within communities of color to address of challenges of HIV/AIDS. Through its Youth Initiative, NMAC aims to develop future leaders among a cadre of Youth Scholars to take action to end HIV/AIDS in their communities.
Red Pump Project
The Red Pump Project® is a nonprofit organization that empowers, educates, and motivates women and girls to take action against HIV/AIDS by boldly driving conversation online and offline around HIV prevention and issues related to sexual and reproductive health.
Young Black Gay Men’s Leadership Initiative
The Young Black Gay Men's Leadership Initiative or YBGLI is a national movement of young Black men addressing issues disproportionately affecting their peers. The Initiative has a particular focus on HIV prevention, care and treatment.
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- Page last updated: January 5, 2017
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