Men of Color Concerned About AIDS

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Men of Color Concerned About AIDS (MOCCAA) was an HIV/AIDS social service provider and community organization for men of color in Cleveland. MOCCAA was founded in 1994 to provide “HIV/AIDS prevention information, as well as social and support services, for Cleveland’s sexually diverse men of color.” MOCCAA’s director, Marcus Lowe, noted in 1994 that “most of the resources for the gay community [were] located on the West Side,” leaving many resources inaccessible to Cleveland’s communities of color. Many of MOCCAA’s events, fundraisers, and community awareness campaigns targeted African American same-gender loving, gay, bisexual, transgender communities on Cleveland’s East Side. MOCCAA regularly hosted events and fundraisers, including the annual Body Splash night, to support their community-based HIV/AIDS prevention efforts.


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Resources

  • Cudnik, Doreen. “Two Events Will Celebrate Black Gay-Lesbian Culture.” Gay People’s Chronicle. Pride Guide 1997. Page A-11.
  • Dallas, John. “‘Body Splash’ Night Raises Funds, Teaches Safer Sex.” Gay People’s Chronicle. September 13, 1996. Page 4.
11470 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106 (MOCCAA).

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