In August of 2014, ITMT launched a grassroots initiatives — Black Gay Men’s Wellness Month — and today we are working to expand this initiative as a city-wide observance in Los Angeles. Black Gay Men’s Wellness month was created to bring attention to the importance of Black Gay Men’s health and to empower Black Gay men to take charge of their own well-being through sustained healthy life style choices. This month long focus calls for individuals, organizations, and policy- makers to direct their collective attention and resources to the overall wellness of Black Gay men’s disease prevention while encouraging early detection and treatment of health related issues. Black Gay Men’s Wellness Month, August 1- 31, 2015 ‘OUR LOVE IS WORTH PROTECTING’ About Black Gay Men’s Wellness Month: In August of 2014, In The Meantime, LA’s premier Black Gay Men’s Wellness organization launched a grassroots initiative, ‘Black Gay Men’s Wellness Month’, and today we are working to expand this wellness initiative as a Los Angeles citywide observance. We are grateful for our community partners who have joined forces and are representing at the highest levels for the month of August and beyond. Black Gay Men’s Wellness Month, August 1- August 31 Black Gay Men’s Wellness month was created to bring attention to the importance of Black Gay Men’s health and to empower Black Gay Men to take charge of their own wellbeing through sustained healthy life style choices. This month long focus calls for individuals, organizations, and policy makers to direct their collective attention and resources to the overall wellness of Black Gay Men’s disease prevention while encouraging early detection and treatment of health related issues. Tuesday, August 4,...Read More
‘African American People are disproportionately impacted by HIV/AIDS’ Written by Jeffrey King “Although we have entered into a period that many would consider the final stretch in the fight to end HIV, we are still perplexed by the continuing increase in the rates of HIV among youth, and even more alarmed at the spike in the rate of infection among young Black gay men. For many years, those of us on the frontlines have stressed the importance of Black gay men being at the forefront of intervention development, and the implementation of strategies aimed at reducing rates of HIV in Black communities. However, I have yet to see our voices fully included and totally respected. History teaches us that we are best suited to articulate and contextualize our lived experience that will ultimately yield the change for which we continue to hope. Those of us who work and live within Black communities have been clear about the most effective strategic implementations, yet we face the persistent hurtles of resources diversion and a skewed focus on biomedical interventions. We are alarmed—but not surprised—at what the statistics tell us about HIV among young Black gay men. We are devastated to know that our years of struggle to have our voices heard have once again been discounted and disregarded. As we stand on the threshold of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day/Month, I challenge us all to come to the center. Let’s consider what we are advocating and fighting for and then act accordingly. At this phase of the epidemic, we are all needed. Young brothers are desperately needed to create and implement youth-driven interventions that exercise control over their own lives and the...Read More
Programs at the Carl Bean: Social Support Services Brothers Reaching Brothers Brothers Reaching Brothers is a long-standing open social discussion support group and forum designed for men of all ages. This weekly meeting is host to a variety of topics, community and cultural activities that specifically address the wellness needs of Black gay, SGL and bisexual men in Los Angeles County. Health Education Risk Reduction MyLife MyStyle Mylife Mystyle is a home-grown HIV prevention intervention designed to engage, educate and empower Black gay, SGL and bisexual men, ages 18-29 in an effort to reduce sexual risk behavior and the spread of HIV/AIDS. This comprehensive effort is in partnership with the Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Boi Revolution ITMT’s Young Black Male focus, ‘BoiRevolution’ will host a series and educational, empowerment, and social events for Black men 18- early 30’s to include DIP pool Party, BRUNCH, By Invitation Only, ‘The Black Party’ aswell as personal development trainings financial planning, physical and emotional wellness activities The NIA Project The NIA Project is a home-grown HIV/AIDS health education and risk reduction intervention designed specifically for Black gay, SGL and bisexual men of all ages. NIA means “purpose” in Swahili as this program highlights the importance of Black men taking control and responsibility for their lives. In The Meantime Get Tested In The Meantime Get Tested is a unique mobile HIV testing initiative that provides targeted rapid HIV counseling and testing services to Black men in South Los Angeles and the surrounding areas. The program is made available seven days per week, during peak hours, all in...Read More
‘X-Homophobia’, is a trademark of In The Meantime Men’s Group Inc.‘X-Homophobia’, is a national campaign spearheaded by In The Meantime Men’s Group. This anti-homophobia campaign intended to bring light to the devastating impacts of homophobia and anti-gay stigma on the Black community’s response to HIV/AIDS. This campaign is designed to build bridges through education and empowerment while breaking down the barriers of fear and ignorance that have far too long nurtured unhealthy separations between Black LGBT people, our nuclear families, and the collective Black community. Honest communication and a willingness to come to (and stay at) the table are crucial to ending homophobia and ensuring that all members of our community are treated with dignity and respect. For more information about X-Homophobia and other Black gay empowerment efforts, please contact Jeffrey King at the In The Meantime’s office, (323) 733-4868 __________________________________________________________ Take The Pledge To End Homophobia The X-Homophobia Pledge I pledge that as an activist against discrimination and an ambassador of peace, I will: Support my gay brothers, fathers, sons and friends. Respect people whose sexual orientation, identity and expression is different from my own. Engage in affirming dialogue regarding people whose sexual identity differs from my own. Teach my networks and my community that the gay community is our community too. Help to eradicate Homophobia. Please submit the information below to take the pledge. Online Form – Untitled Contact Form Web Form Creator Launching The X-Homophobia Campaign On Thursday, February 7, 2013 In The Meantime staged a peaceful protest and press conference while launching the ‘X- Homophobia’, Anti- homophobia Campaign. it was intended to bring light to the devastating impact of homophobia in the...Read More
In The Meantime Men’s Group, Inc. is purposed to enrich, empower, and extend the lives of intergenerational black men, respectful of sexual orientation, through social, educational, health and wellness programs and services.
2146 W. Adams Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90018
Hours Of Operation
Mon, Wed, Fri: 9am-5pm
Tues & Thurs: 9am-9pm
In The Meantime Men’s Group, Inc.
P.O. Box 29861
Los Angeles, CA 90024-0861
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