The Counter Narrative Project builds power among black gay men. They believe that political visibility is indispensible to social change. The Counter Narrative Project efforts include community mobilization, media engagement, and political education.
The “We Are Here” campaign is focused on black gay men in the South. The campaign has three components: (1) raising awareness around criminalization and advocating for decriminalization (2) advocating for trauma-informed care in healthcare settings for black gay men and (3) mobilizing black gay men around voting.
- Engage advocates and other key stakeholders around the impact of trauma on the lives black gay men through social media, training, and the creation of toolkits. CNP will engage health department officials to support the development of trainings and policies that will better equip institutions to respond sensitively to black gay men and recognize trauma as a barrier to treatment and care for black gay men.
- Mobilize black gay men in the South around voting through our campaign #blackgayvote2016. CNP will convene webinars, develop toolkits, and provide training to key stakeholders around engaging black gay men around voting.
- Engage black gay men in the South around fighting criminalization, particulary HIV criminalization. CNP will convene webinars, host planning calls, participate in regional coalitions, provide toolkits, engage the media, and will raise awareness around this critical issue.