Provide living role models of LGBTQ people of color and to create and maintain community.

  Carl Highshaw, MSW

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AMAAD is committed to highlighting and celebrating healthy living and affirming LGBTQ men and women of color.


Develop community-based peer driven recovery support networks for LGBTQ people of color in South Los Angeles.

"What AMAAD is seeking to do is near and dear to the organizers, because this is where we spend our daily lives.  This is where we do our sleeping, our shopping, our socializing.  We are not going "into" South LA, we are already here."

events: AUGUST  2019

Arming Minorities Against Addiction & Disease