In only its second year as an organization, Seattle Black Pride reached a new milestone last week when they were awarded a two-year contract for $200,000 from Seattle & King County’s Department of Public Health to provide HIV prevention programming focusing on Black men who have sex with men via their "Body and Soul" program. Started lat year, Seattle Black Pride’s "Body and Soul" program addresses the issue of sexual health while being culturally relevant to their constituency of Black gay men and MSM (Men who have Sex with other Men).
In a statement released via email, the board of Seattle Black Pride said:
“It has been the vision of SBP’s Board of Directors to create an organization that both celebrates and organizes our community through social events and also provides important resources, advocacy, and promotes the health of our community. We recognize that this is only the beginning of programming as the organization must be inclusive of all the diversity and issues we face in Seattle Black LGBT community. However, in our second year as an organization, this is absolutely an honor and a step in the right direction.”
Congrats to Seattle Black Pride!