Men of Color AIDS Project

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The Men of Color AIDS Project (MOCAP), an HIV/AIDS prevention and education organization, was formed in 1994. MOCAP was located at the Murtis Taylor Center, 13422 Kinsman Road. MOCAP was founded to “advocate and provide assurance of adequate and culturally appropriate HIV programs and services that are sensitive to the needs of men that are of color.” MOCAP provided “HIV education and sensitivity skills building, alternative treatment options, treatment advocacy, and support” for men of color. MOCAP directly engaged with communities of color to create HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention programs, as well as to design/implement cultural events geared toward HIV/AIDS prevention and education. MOCAP remained active into the mid-2000s.

Murtis Taylor Center.

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Resources

  • Stokes, Calvin. “B-Boy Blues Author Appears at Men of Color AIDS Benefit.” Gay People’s Chronicle. August 4, 1995. Page 23.
  • Vasquez, Irving. “If We Don’t Communicate, Silence Will Kill Us.” Gay People’s Chronicle. December 9, 1994. Page 2.
13422 Kinsman Rd., Cleveland, OH 44120 (Murtis Taylor Center).

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