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GMAD at 25: A History in Words and Images

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February 1 through December 31, 2012

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division

Gay Men of African Descent members Rev. Charles Angel and Colin Robinson in New York City protesting the United States Supreme Court decision in the case of Bowers vs. Hardwick that upheld the constitutionality of a Georgia sodomy law.Gay Men of African Descent members Rev. Charles Angel and Colin Robinson in New York City protesting the United States Supreme Court decision in the case of Bowers vs. Hardwick that upheld the constitutionality of a Georgia sodomy law.Please join Gay Men of African Descent (GMAD), the oldest social services organization serving black gay men in New York City, as it celebrates its 25th anniversary at the SchomburgCenter. Since 1986, GMAD has served as a center for education, advocacy and social support for black gay men in New York. Over the years many men have attended GMAD’s Friday Night Forums, participated in advocacy initiatives, as well as utilized its wellness programs focusing on HIV/AIDS resources and prevention outreach. The exhibition will highlight milestones in the organization’s history, as well as offer a glimpse of the organization’s activities for a quarter of a century. 

The exhibition is Co-Curated by Dr. Kevin McGruder, former Executive Director of GMAD, and current Scholar-in-Residence at the SchomburgCenter, and Steven G. Fullwood, Project Director for the Black Gay & Lesbian Archive, Schomburg Center.

Initial funding of the LGBT Initiative provided by Time Warner Inc., with additional support from M.A.C. AIDS Fund; Arcus Foundation; and Friends of the LGBT Initiative.

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