About Us

Since 2005, The Caucus has been dedicated and focused on the health and well-being of black gay, bisexual and same gender loving men in Chicago. We have come a long way since black gay community organizers and officials within the Chicago Department of Public Health came together to address the overrepresentation of our community in the HIV epidemic.

Mission: To advance health equity among Black gay, bisexual and same gender loving men by developing community-centered leadership and innovative programs.

Strategic Priorities: Transformational Leadership, Cultural Competency Training, Advocacy, Health Marketing, and Enhanced Internal Capacity

Staff

Erik Elias Glenn
Executive Director
erikg@chiblackgaycaucus.org
312-629-2988, ext. 112

With nearly a decade in the HIV/AIDS field, Erik has dedicated his career to the cause –supporting his friends, family, and community members affected by the epidemic. He facilitates and plans social programs, events, and forums for the Caucus. Education: Masters in Social Service Administration from University of Chicago

Seek me out for:
— Collaborations and upcoming events
— Volunteer opportunities
— Emergency needs
— Info about the Caucus
— Referrals to community resources and health care

 

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors advise, govern, oversee policy and direction, and assist with the leadership and general promotion of the Caucus, so as to support the organization’s mission and goals.

OFFICERS

Lora Branch, Vice Chair and Secretary
Sidney Thomas, Treasurer

DIRECTORS

David Dodd
Monique Rucker
Ray Coffman
Benjamin Reynolds
Frank Chestnut

PAST CHAIRS

Ronald Wadley
Craig Johnson
Keith Green
Ariq Cabbler
Karl Grant
Kevin Tindell


In the Press

The Caucus takes pride in the work and relationships we have in the community. Please browse below for a sense of the recognition that we have found in the press.

Surveillance Shows Improvements in HIV Prevention Awareness in Chicago (Huffington Post)
November 30, 2012

Trice: A more holistic approach to health care for LGBT community
Chicago Black Gay Men’s Caucus helps people find more culturally sensitive and competent health care (Chicago Tribune)

September 19, 2012

AIDS: Black Gay Men’s Caucus responds to rise in AIDS cases in young men (Windy City Times)
August 8, 2011

Caucus hosts ‘Conversations’ (Windy City Times)
January 12, 2011

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