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

Upcoming events: Dec. 2018

"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."


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

 December 6th: F3 & LINX Video Content Creation
4:00pm - 6:00pm 
Contact for more info.

​                    December 7th: Chat & Chew
                              7:00pm - 9:00pm 
        Contact for more info.

December 18th 8 Days of Christmas
8:00pm - 10:00pm 
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  Carl Highshaw, MSW

Archived Events

Arming Minorities Against Addiction & Disease


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

8 Days of Christmas is a dynamic variety show that is put on by the transgender community. Prepare to be blown away by the amazing talent.

The event takes place at the study, located in the beautiful Hollywood neighborhood in Los Angeles, CA. 6356 Hollywood, Blvd.

For additional information or collaboration opportunities, please email