According to research, queer people of color are at greater risk of discrimination, violence, and economic insecurity than their white counterparts. As such, it’s refreshing to see an organization focused solely on the “solidarity, empowerment, and overall wellness” of LGBTQ+ POC in South Florida.
The South Florida Afro Pride Federation provides a wide array of programs and services aimed at improving the lives of the black and brown LGBTQ+ population in South Florida, particularly Broward County. Among many other programs, the Federation provides the following:
- Mental health services in the form of individual and group therapy, substance abuse support and treatment, and medication management
- HIV/STI prevention, testing, and education programs
- Collaborative meetings on issues concerning the LGBT community in and outside of Southern Florida
- Organizing the Afro Pride annual parade and music festival