Press Release: GMAD & Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Presents

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The 25th YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF GMAD: An Exhibition (GAY MEN OF AFRICAN DESCENT)

Event Date: February 1, 2012 in NYC

January 23, 2012 – NEW YORK CITY – GMAD and The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture present a jubilee exhibition entitled GMAD at 25: A History in Words and Images. This exhibition will celebrate 25 historic years of GMAD (Gay Men Of African Descent) on February 1, 2012 at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, NY. Attendance is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

GMAD is working to improve quality of life within the New York City black gay community by effectively fighting the triple threat of AIDS, homophobia and racism through education, advocacy, health and wellness and social support. Tokes Osubu, GMAD Executive Director will lead a panel discussion at the exhibition focusing on history, progress and the future of GMAD and its initiatives affecting and supporting Gay Men Of African Descent here and abroad. “It is with sincere pride and joy that I stand in solidarity with my brothers to celebrate 25 years, the members of GMAD are not one dimensional but vested and integral members of the African American community”, Tokes Osubu. http://www.gmad.org

The crème de la crème of the philanthropic, arts and entertainment industries will be in attendance to support and honor these innovators and members of the LGBT community on their very special day.

GMAD at 25: A History in Words and Images is co-curated by Dr. Kevin McGruder, former Executive Director of GMAD and current Scholar-in-Residence at the Schomburg Center; and Steven G. Fullwood, Project Director for the Black Gay & Lesbian Archive at the Schomburg Center.

Initial funding of the LGBT Initiative provided by Time Warner Inc., with additional support from M.A.C. AIDS Fund; Arcus Foundation; and Friends of the LGBT Initiative.

For press inquiries and further information contact: rpelzer@gmad.com or cevans@gmad.com

RSVP: http://www.GMAD25.eventbrite.com

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