The Board of Trustees

Founded in 2018, Global Black Gay Men Connect is a group of Black, gay, bisexual and same-loving men forming a movement internationally to empower our communities, foster resilience against oppression and initiate an ever-growing platform for our collective voices to be heard.

Our Board

  • Gregorio, Vice President & Director of Public Policy 
  • Micheal, Program Manager AVAC
  • Richard, Sexual Minorities Uganda
  • Mutisya, Director of Development at Health GAP
  • Kenyon, Senior Editor at BodyPro HIV
  • Keletso, MPH; Global HIV Public Health Practicioner & PHD candidate at Harvard University
  • Maurice, Jamaican Lawyer, educator, LGBTI & HIV adn AIDS Activists
  • Adedotun, PhD Candidate at Brown University
  • Dr. Cedric Pulliam, Senior Public Health Advisor at Centers for disease control & Prevention
  • Marc, Co-Founder Black OutUK

 

Gregory Millet

Gregory Millet

Vice President & Director of Public Policy

Gregory Millet is a well-published and nationally recognized epidemiologist/researcher with significant experience working at the highest levels of federal HIV policy development at both the White House and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Micheal Ighodaro

Micheal Ighodaro

Program Manager AVAC

Micheal Ighodaro is a key population health and rights expert , with over a decade of expertise in strategy, analytics, and program operations and management. He has worked domestically and internationally (in more than 20 countries) and has expertise in the translation of advocates demands into policy and health program. He is currently a Program Manager at AVAC.

Richard Lusimbo

Richard Lusimbo

Sexual Minorities Uganda

Richard Lusimbo is a Ugandan LGBT activist, and current Advocacy manager at Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG).

Mutisya Leonard

Mutisya Leonard

Director of Development at Health GAP

Mutisya is a health and social justice activist with 11 years of experience in health and rights advocacy and philanthropy. As Health GAP’s Director of Development, he leads our initiatives for cultivating and stewarding support from individuals, foundations, multilateral organizations, and other entities, towards addressing gaps in global access to quality and comprehensive HIV treatment and prevention. Before joining our team, Mutisya served as Partnerships and Communication Officer at Africa’s first fund for and by LGBTI people and sex workers, UHAI EASHRI, where he led philanthropic advocacy, fundraising, external communications, and helped advance the craft of, and approaches to, participatory grantmaking. He has previously served as the Key Populations Program Coordinator both at LVCT Health and at Nyanza Reproductive Health Society, and was a founding Deputy Director of Kenya’s National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission. Mutisya is passionate about advocacy and writing on the politics and ethics of philanthropy—particularly why and how philanthropy should disrupt silos and hierarchies, by engaging the agency of self-determining movements, and by centering gender, racial, and economic justice.

Kenyon Farrow

Kenyon Farrow

Senior Editor at BodyPro HIV

Kenyon Farrow is the senior editor of TheBody/TheBodyPro. He has a distinguished track record working in communities impacted by HIV as an activist, writer, and strategist.

Keletso Makofane

Keletso Makofane

MPH; Global HIV Public Health Practicioner & PHD candidate at Harvard University

Keletso Makofane is a Master’s of Public Health candidate at the Harvard University Mailman School of Public Health whose research focuses on HIV prevention among men who have sex with men in Africa. He is an LGBTIQ rights activist from South African who has been engaged in different struggles for sexual rights in sub-Saharan Africa

Maurice Tomlinson

Maurice Tomlinson

Jamaican Lawyer, educator, LGBTI & HIV adn AIDS Activists

Maurice Tomlinson is a Jamaican Attorney-at-Law and law lecturer. He has been a leading Gay Rights and HIV activist in the Caribbean for over 20 years and is one of the only Jamaican LGBTI human rights advocates to challenge the country’s 1864 British colonially imposed anti-gay Sodomy Law.

Adedotun Ogunbajo

Adedotun Ogunbajo

PhD Candidate at Brown University

Adedotun Ogunbajo is a fourth-year doctoral student who holds a BS and MHS from the Johns Hopkins University and an MPH in Social & Behavioral Science from Yale University. His research interests are on issues related to health disparities and inequity, specifically HIV prevention and treatment, mental health, and substance use in racial and sexual minority communities.

Dr. Cedric Pulliam

Dr. Cedric Pulliam

Senior Public Health Advisor at Centers for disease control & Prevention

Dr. Cedric Pulliam is a career civil servant with the U.S. federal government with over ten years with experience working in global health (HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria), public policy, public health, foreign affairs (multilateral), contracts and grants management, international development, and political affairs. He has completed two master’s degrees and a dual-bachelor’s degree in fields of international relations, political science, regional studies (Europe/Eastern Europe), conflict studies, international development, security policy studies, and criminal justice.

Marc Thompson

Marc Thompson

Co-Founder BlackOutUK

Marc Thompson has worked in health promotion, Public Health and social justice movements for over 25 years. Marc is the co-founder of prepster.info, a community based intervention that aims to educate and agitate for good sexual health for queer communities and the co-founder of blkoutuk.com a movement dedicated to working with and building safe spaces for black gay men. Marc is currently the director of The Love Tank, a not-for-profit community interest community (CIC) that promotes health and wellbeing of under served communities through education, capacity building and research. 

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Host Committee Members

Micheal Ighodaro
Monroe France
Matthew Blaise
Jide Marculy
Jason Isarc
Kenita Placid
Dashown Usher
Rikki Nathanson
Dwayne
Akinpelumi Okelola
Richard Lusimbo

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Pride 2021 Artist Fund

All donations will go towards this fund.

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