South Florida Afro Pride Federation, Inc is partnered with BTAN Broward & local HIV/AIDS Healthcare Providers to provide STI/HIV prevention, education, testing, and linkage. Our mental health service providers are culturally informed with years of experience in HIV/AIDS-related co-occurring mental disorders, substance abuse, and implementing evidence-based interventions. Afro Pride Federation Inc launches HIV/AIDS campaigns related to stigma, prevention, awareness, fundraising, and resources.  Members of the African American & Afrocentric population in South Florida frequently mention barriers to care relating to racism and discrimination. The issue of cultural mistrust of institutions serving Black &  Brown LGBTQ+ populations is a subject that often arises during discussions. Afro Pride Federation Inc continues to cultivate community-driven strategies to combat the high rates of  HIV/AIDS in the Black & Brown LGBTQ+ population in South Florida.

 

According to recent studies, Broward County HIV Prevention Planning Council (BCHPPC) reports that Blacks are disproportionately impacted by HIV/AIDS. Blacks accounted for 42% of adult HIV cases and 61% of adult AIDS cases. Blacks also represented 42% or more of the cases each year. Among black males, the HIV infection case rate is nearly 2 times higher than the rate among white males, and the residents born in Haiti and living in Broward represented 22% of Black non-Hispanic living AIDS cases. The second-highest proportion of mode of exposure for black males was MSM 43%. Since 2007, the highest case rate of resident deaths due to HIV/AIDS disease was among black males. CDC recent studies report about 1 in 7 transgender women have HIV and the percentage is much higher among African Americans. It is our mission to make a positive impact in the Black & Brown LGBTQ+ community by planning, strategizing, and prioritizing HIV prevention tactics and highlighting issues that the Black & Brown LGBTQ+ community endures in HIV/AIDS healthcare in Broward County.

HIV/STI PREVENTION SERVICES

  • Mental Health Support Group (Retention & Education)

  • Individual Therapy 

  • HIV/AIDS Awareness & Resources Media Campaigns

  • Afro-LGBTQ+ referrals to culturally informed and competent HIV/AIDS healthcare

  • Targeted Case Management

  • Condom Distribution 

For more resources and information about HIV/STI click below

 
 

Mental Health Services

  • Individual Therapy

  • Case Management 

  • Psychiatric Evaluation

  • Group Therapy

  • Co-occurring substance abuse disorders

  • Medication Management

  • Specialty support Groups

Afro Pride has partnered with Amethyst Mental Health Agency of Broward to extend mental health & substance abuse and psychiatric services. Our team is staffed with culturally competent & Afro-LGBT-informed Social Workers, Psychotherapists, Peer counselors, and Case managers with years of experience within the profession and the community. 

 

Afro Pride understands the shared cultural norms of the people of color in the LGBTQ Community. Our goal aims to improve client outcomes, provide a safe place to heal, and expand Mental Health Services.

The Afro Pride Collective is a group of multicultural & multidisciplinary artists & creative artistic teams from South Florida that come together to create individual & group exhibits, performances, and art installments of cultural arts. Our mission focuses on the solidarity, empowerment, and overall mental and social wellness of the African American & Afrocentric communities with historical, traumatic & oppressive backgrounds in South Florida.

Interested in joining the Afropride Collective, including our South Afro Pride Marching band, or becoming the next Mr. & Mrs. South Florida Afro Pride? Click the link below.

 

Want to become a sponsor, vendor, or volunteer.  Space is also available for artists, hosts, dj's, dancers, and models, Click the link below.

Afro Pride Music & Cultural Arts Festival is an annual International Pride held in Fort Lauderdale Florida, led and authenticated by the African American & Afrocentric LGBTQIA+ community and those who love and support them.

 

 

Your contribution to the Afro Pride Parade & Cultural Arts Festival will help us provide a safe, diverse, and inclusive platform to celebrate shared cultural norms and promote solidarity within the African American & Afrocentric LGBTQ+ community and with community partners.

 
 

The Rise Experiment provides a platform for community empowerment, solidarity, outreach, analysis, and resources that focuses on the overall wellness of the African Americn & Afrocentric LGBTQ+ community from a local and international perspective. Join us as we introduce & unite with changemakers that are making a positive difference in the community.

Interested in joining our community at South Florida Pride Federation. Click the link below.

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Want to learn about Afro Pride Youth or help offer suggestions for the new program. Send us an email directly for more information.

South Florida Pride youth is a new service coming soon to our organization. As we are still in development, we ask for and are welcome to any ideas to help develop the program for our your in the South Florida area.