Black gay men and mental health justice
HIV funders should convene learning communities that can help us better understand the impact of mental health on HIV prevention, treatment and care.
LGBT funders must better understand mental health outcomes among black gay men in the larger context of LGBT health.
A national summit of diverse stakeholders from across the country must be held to grapple with these issues.
A movement committed to mental health justice has to be built on our collective assets, and our greatest asset is our culture. We must use our culture in the service of our healing.
Taken together, these goals may not completely rid us of the multiple ways oppression impacts our mental heath and emotional wellness, but it at least will begin moving us in that direction.
April 17, 2015