NMAC Stands with Women of Color in the Fight to End the HIV/AIDS Epidemic

The following is a statement from National Minority AIDS Council Director of Community Advancement and Leadership Strategies Dr. Kim Johnson: Washington, DC – “Today, the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) commemorates National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD).  After years of cuts to funding for HIV/AIDS and other public health programs, , NWGHAAD is […]

NMAC Honors the Legacy of Nelson Mandela

The following is a statement from National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) Director of Legislative and Public Affairs Kali Lindsey: Washington, DC – “Today, the world honored the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela.  Known to many simply as Madiba, or father, Mandela embodied not just the struggle of South Africans to free themselves from the […]

NMAC Board Member Evelyn Ullah Elected Co-Chair of UCHAPS Steering Committee

Will Provide Critical Leadership for Addressing Impact of HIV on Gay and Bisexual Men Washington, DC – Today, the Urban Coalition of HIV/AIDS Prevention Services (UCHAPS) announced that Director of HIV Prevention Programs for Florida’s Department of Health in Broward County and long-time National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) Board Member, Evelyn Ullah, was elected co-chair […]

NMAC Applauds Passage of HOPE Act

Thanks Congress for Giving Hope to HIV-Positive Americans in Need of Organ Transplants Washington, DC – On Tuesday, the House of Representatives passed the HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act, which would update outdated regulations banning HIV-positive organ donation and allow individuals living with HIV to receive organs from other HIV-positive donors.  Passed by the Senate […]

Come Out Against Stigma

October 11 is National Coming Out Day, an occasion to encourage gay, bisexual and transgender individuals to come out and declare openly who they are and who they love in order to combat the persistent, if diminishing stigma facing the LGBTQ community.  Too many gay men are forced to face the prospect of coming out […]

Largest Domestic AIDS Conference Comes to New Orleans

Will Highlight ACA Open Enrollment and Profile of Southern Epidemic Washington, DC – The National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) will bring its annual United States Conference on AIDS (USCA) to New Orleans, Louisiana on Sunday, September 8.  The largest annual AIDS conference in the country, USCA expects to attract more than 2,000 activists, service providers […]

How Much Do We Value Black Gay Men?

By Paul Kawata, Executive Director For decades, Bayard Rustin has been one of the least known, yet prolific, contributors to the civil rights movement.  Rustin served as the brains behind the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, managing to coordinate and promote the event in just two months.  But, as a gay man, […]

NMAC Expresses Deep Sadness At The Passing of Sean Sasser

The following is a statement from National Minority AIDS Council Executive Director Paul Kawata: Washington, DC – “On behalf of the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) Board of Directors and staff, I wish to extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to our colleague and friend Michael J. Kaplan on the loss of his spouse, Sean […]