But what comes to mind when you think of health? Physical, mental, financial, social, or spiritual? There’s no reason to choose!
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
Erik Elias Glenn
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
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.
Lora Branch, Vice Chair and Secretary
Sidney Thomas, Treasurer
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.
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
Caucus hosts ‘Conversations’ (Windy City Times)
January 12, 2011