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About Us

The mission of Chicago Black Gay Men’s Caucus is to advance health equity among Black gay, bisexual and same gender loving men by developing community-centered leadership and innovative programs.

Chicago Black Gay Men’s Caucus is a grassroots organization led by Black gay, bisexual, and same gender loving men, whose vision is a world where our community experiences complete physical, mental and social well-being.

This includes eliminating HIV within our community, which we define as preventing all new HIV infections and ensuring every man in our community living with HIV achieves a sustained undetectable status.

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Chicago Black Gay Men’s Caucus identifies social-structural forces that impact our community’s health, supports the transformation of these forces at the policy level, and activates community members as public health leaders.

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CBGMC Leadership

Executive Director

Joshua J. Travis serves as the agency’s Executive Director. Joshua is a champion for nonprofits who works with community leaders across the United States to develop and implement strategic, community-centered programming. Throughout his life and career, Joshua has learned that grit and courage are necessary attributes we all must develop in order to simply survive, let alone thrive.

Joshua has built a career supporting national, state, and local nonprofits including the Alzheimer’s Association, Children’s Home & Aid, and Youth Guidance. A skilled process facilitator with extensive education, Joshua holds a Bachelors in Anthropology with minors in Biology, and Criminal Justice from Illinois State University, a Masters in Nonprofit Management from DePaul University, and currently seeking a doctorate in Interdisciplinary Leadership at Governors State University.

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