Pride At Montrose Shut Down

Reposted from DNAinfo
June 26, 2016
By Ariel Cheung

“Chicago Police effectively canceled Pride at Montrose on Sunday, forcing organizers to turn off music and shut down stage performances due to a barricade they said was too short — but organizers and participants believe the shutdown was racially motivated.

Activists expressed outrage Sunday night, dismayed that what could have been the ‘best’ Pride at Montrose in two decades of the event would not be realized.

‘We were peaceful, we were beautiful. But it didn’t matter,’ organizer Erik Glenn wrote on the Chicago Black Gay Men’s Caucus Facebook page. ‘The CPD knew they wanted to shut us down before the event even started. Black people everywhere know we are judged as violent before we even begin.'”

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Pride at Montrose at Cricket Hill

Reposted from Fox 32 Chicago News
June 24, 2016

“Cities all over the country are celebrating Pride Month with a wide range of celebrations including right here in Chicago.

And while the Pride Parade is set to step off on Sunday, there will be a separate event for the black LGBTQ community.

Here with a preview of Pride at Montrose is Erik Glen, executive director of the Chicago Black Gay Men’s Caucus, and Imani Rupert-Gordon, executive director of Affinity Community Services.”

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Clinician talks Haitian roots

Reposted from Windy City Times
November 3, 2015
By Sebastian Saenz

“Chicago Black Gay Men’s Caucus ( CBGMC ), in partnership with the Remimakuo Media Club, hosted its ‘Quarterly Conversations with the Caucus’ event, open to the public, at The Jeffrey Pub.

That night, openly gay HIV/AIDS clinician and author Dr. David Malebranche discussed his book, Standing on His Shoulders: What I Learned about Race, Life and High Expectations from My Haitian Superman Father.”

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CBGMC marks 10th anniversary

Reposted from Windy City Times
October 13, 2015
Vern Hester

“On Oct. 10, the Chicago Black Gay Men’s Caucus (CBGMC) held the 10th anniversary edition of the annual Love Fest in front of a nearly sold-out audience of well-wishers and supporters. The event, held at the Chicago Illumination Company at 2110 S. Wabash Ave., also marked the 10th anniversary of the creation of the caucus while continuing its mission to unite the community and to celebrate African-American LGBTQ life.

As in the past, the upfront purpose of the festival was to address serious health issues in the African American LGBTQ community and featured an indoor ‘health village.’ With the participation of The Center on Halsted, South Suburban HIV/AIDS Regional Clinics (SSHARC) and the University of Chicago, and in partnership with The AIDS Foundation of Chicago and The Chicago Community Trust, the festival featured a tabling section, drag and dance performances, a raffle, a mini-ball, and dramatic and musical performances from The Youth Empowerment Performance Project.”

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CCT LGBT Fund Grant

CCT LGBT Fund Grant


(CHICAGO – September 30, 2015) Today, Chicago Black Gay Men’s Caucus (The Caucus) is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of the inaugural recipients of the LGBT Community Fund’s (The LGBT fund) IMPACT grant, by the Chicago Community Trust (The Trust).

“We are excited to be one of the first organizations to receive this prestigious grant,” said Erik Glenn, executive director of The Caucus. “This grant will support our strategic planning initiatives so that we are able to connect greater numbers of Black gay, bisexual, and same gender loving men to accessible health services.

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