NMAC Lauds Supreme Court Decisions on Same-Sex Marriage

The following is a statement from National Minority AIDS Council Director of Legislative and Public Affairs Kali Lindsey: Washington, DC – “Today’s Supreme Court decisions regarding California’s Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) are a historic victory for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and another important step in the inevitable […]

NMAC Applauds Selection of Dr. Mermin to Head CDC’s Center on HIV, Viral Hep, STD and TB Prevention

The following is a statement from National Minority AIDS Council Executive Director Paul Kawata: Washington, DC – “The National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) congratulates Dr. Jono Mermin on his appointment as head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP).  As one of […]

NMAC Launches Innovative Action Plan to Address HIV among Black Gay and Bisexual Men

Builds on Previous Public Health Strategies to Address Structural and Social Contributors to HIV Vulnerability Washington, DC – To commemorate the anniversary of the first reported AIDS cases, as well as the opening of LGBT Pride Month, the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) has issued a new report, RISE Proud: Combatting HIV Among Black Gay […]

Thirty-Five LGBT and HIV Advocacy Groups Mark Pride Month with Joint Statement on HIV/AIDS

Executive Directors Urge Broader LGBT Movement to Re-engage in Fight to End the Epidemic Washington, DC – As the nation marks the opening of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month, executive directors from 35 LGBT and HIV/AIDS organizations from across the United States have released a joint letter committing themselves and their organizations […]

NMAC Urges Action to Address HIV among APIs in U.S. & Marks National API HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Washington, DC – Sunday, May 19 is the ninth annual National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NAPIHAAD).  It is also National Hepatitis Testing Day.  Given the heavy toll both epidemics have had and continue to have on America’s Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities, it is fitting that these awareness campaigns will take place […]

NMAC Applauds Efforts To Address Immigration Reform, Urges Action on Health Care Access

The following is a statement from National Minority AIDS Council Director of Legislative and Public Affairs Kali Lindsey: Washington, DC – “Today, bipartisan legislation was introduced in the Senate to address our nation’s broken immigration system and provide a path to citizenship for most of the 11.5 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States.  While […]