Brother 2 Brother

in Groups and Organizations

Brother2Brother (B2B) was a HIV/AIDS prevention program of the AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland. Brother2Brother was created to provide “HIV education to African-American at-risk men, including at-risk youth.” The B2B program “[conducted] health education and HIV risk reduction initiatives for African American Men who have Sex with Men, as well as African American and Latino gay, bisexual and transgendered youth.” In addition to its HIV/AIDS risk prevention and education efforts, B2B aimed to “[develop] a more cohesive and constructive black gay community” in Cleveland. Brother2Brother frequently collaborated with BlackOut Unlimited to produce cultural events and programming related to HIV/AIDS education and risk reduction for LGBTQ+ minorities. In 1999, B2B founded the first black gay film festival in Cleveland. This initial film festival evolved into the annual B2B-sponsored CinnaFest, a black gay film festival that highlighted films created by black gay filmmakers, producers featuring positive, empowering representations of black gay individuals and stories in film.

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  • “AIDS is Still Here. So Are We…Until it’s Over.” Gay People’s Chronicle. November 29, 2002. Page 14.
  • Coleman, Christopher. “AIDS Taskforce Offers Transgender Outreach.” Gay People’s Chronicle. Pride Guide 2002. Page A-17.
  • Coleman, Christopher. “U.S. African American MSM Conclave to Be In Cleveland.” Gay People’s Chronicle. July 5, 2002. Page 7.
  • Gipson, L. Michael. “Against the Odds.” Gay People’s Chronicle. November 25, 2005.
  • Gipson, L. Michael. “Youth Drop-In Center Offers Many Programs.” Gay People’s Chronicle. Pride Guide 2004. Page A-29.
  • Glassman, Anthony. “Films of the Diaspora.” Gay People’s Chronicle. March 11, 2005. Page 3.
  • Glassman, Anthony. “Get Your Tickets Here.” Gay People’s Chronicle. December 13, 2002. Page 3.
  • Glassman, Anthony. “Movies in the Life.” Gay People’s Chronicle. November 30, 2001.
  • Glassman, Anthony. “Opening Night.” Gay People’s Chronicle. January 4, 2001. Page 3.
  • Sampson, Denny. “Centenarian’s Life Story Begins Black Gay Film Festival.” Gay People’s Chronicle. October 15, 1999. Page 12.
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