WE ARE AFRO PRIDE
Members of the local Black & Brown LGBTQ+ community and allies united to raise awareness about discrimination, economic exclusion, health & social disparities that the community continues to endure in South Florida
(Broward & Dade)
SOCIAL & ECONOMIC JUSTICE
Programming and community engagement are at the core of our strategy. We invest heavily in supporting the development of integrated solutions and delivering reliable tools to those who need them most in the Black & Brown LGBTQ+ community.
A CELEBRATION OF SEF-LOVE
Our mission and our duty is to increase tangible and effective access to culturally informed mental health & substance abuse services and HIV/AIDS overall care to the Black & Brown LGBTQ+ Community
TRANSFORMING COMMUNITY RELATIONSHIPS
Community-driven leadership that highlights a needed change towards the transformation of our economic & social relationships that act as systematic barriers and play a huge role in disproportionately high rates of needs and lack of current community resources in the Black & Brown LGBTQ+ community of
Policies agendas that address members of this community must consider intersections of race, class, sexual orientation, gender, and gender identity
CULTURALLY INFORMED PROVIDERS
Afro Pride Federation Inc is a Black & Brown LGBTQ+-led and community-driven nonprofit organization that consists of a board of directors that are not only multicultural professionals with years of experience but also represent the targeted population.
A SAFE PLACE TO HEAL
Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity are at the core of our values and principles.
Black and Brown people are being disproportionately affected by Covid-19 in the United States.
The preventative measures of Covid-19 which includes a stay at home order have everyone on lockdown and restricted from non-essential businesses and public areas. Coping with COVID-19 safety protocols can disrupt one’s daily functioning, thoughts, feelings, mood, and the ability to relate to others which happens to be the same symptoms experienced in mental illness.
Some individuals fall into depression because of a lack of socializing. Some individuals get anxiety from watching intrusive media & hearing about Covid-19 death rates. Some individuals have to re-learn how to communicate & cooperate with family members and friends that they are stuck at home with.
The Black and Brown LGBTQ community continues to face discrimination, prejudice, denial of civil and human rights, harassment, and family rejection despite the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, particularly for those with intersecting racial or socioeconomic identities.
South Florida Afro Pride Federation, INC's local Black and Brown LGBTQ community members in Broward County and surrounding areas united to bring awareness to the disproportionate rates of the Black & Brown people that are being affected by Covid-19, to raise awareness about our commitment to expand easier access to mental health services for the Adult Black and Brown LGBTQIA community in Broward County and surrounding areas, and to raise awareness about social injustices. We understand that wearing a mask, washing your hands, sanitizing, social distancing, and having some sort of safe social outlet, are the best ways to be mentally, physically, and socially safe and to stop the spread of Covid-19.
Benefit fundraiser featuring
Afro Pride (Community Collaboration & Engagement)
Afro Pride Federation & Smile Trust Inc (servicing the Afro-LGBTQ+ and allies homeless population)
Afro Pride's monthly community collaborative
"The Rise Experiment"
Afro Pride Federation holds a monthly community collaborative meeting to assess, educate, and cultivate strategies & solutions to address the disparities that the LGBTQIA population of color endures.
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Every Day is a Mental Health Day.
Our mission and our duty is to increase access to mental health services & HIV/AIDS overall care to the Black & Brown LGBTQ Community (Broward County)
.Although LGBTQI identities are not commonly included in large-scale studies of mental health, there is strong evidence from recent research that members of this community are at a higher risk for experiencing mental health conditions — especially depression and anxiety disorders. LGB adults are more than twice as likely as heterosexual adults to experience a mental health condition. Transgender individuals are nearly four times as likely as cisgender (a person whose sense of gender identity corresponds with their birth sex) individuals to experience a mental health condition. National Alliance on Mental Illness,2020)
LGB adults are nearly twice as likely as heterosexual adults to experience a substance use disorder. Transgender individuals are almost four times as likely as cisgender individuals to experience a substance use disorder.(National Alliance on Mental Illness,2020)
40% of transgender adults have attempted suicide in their lifetime, compared to less than 5% of the general U.S. population.(National Alliance on Mental Illness,2020)