ITMT’s World AIDS Day 2020 Video

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ITMT’s 24th Anniversary Video

ITMT’s 23rd Anniversary Video

NBHAAD 2022:

February 6th, 2022

#nbhaad Community came together on the lawn at the Carl Bean House, home of In The Meantime. This year’s event was hosted by the Brothers of In The Meantime and the Black AIDS Monument Planning Committee. A select group of community stakeholders met in person on ZOOM and Facebook live for, ‘We’re Not Done Yet’, National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Commemoration Ceremony. A beautiful wreath was layed at the site of the Black AIDS Monument to honor the lives of those we’ve lost along the way.

The afternoons program was framed by Gabriel Maldonado, Michael Fields, Pastor Sammie Haynes, Pastor Benjamin Carlton, Rev Russell Thornhill, Jeffrey King and Greg Wilson.
Community came together to celebrate the outstanding contributions of Fila Masters Portman, Claudia Spears, Parnell Damone Marcano, and Dr. Condessa M. Curley.
A special thanks to all of our community partners for all that you bring to our community.

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The Tammi Mac Late Show: Surviving HIV/AIDS In 2020

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Brothers Reaching Brothers


Tuesday, June 28th, 2022

‘Our Allies’
Facilitated by Greg Wilson

Behind every great gay man, there is a great ally. This interactive group brought straight allies to the table to share their journeys and lived experience as heterosexual people who love, respect, and value their gay counterparts.

Tuesday, June 14th, 2022

‘Daddy’s Group’
Facilitated by Jeffrey King

This panel of Black Gay fathers shared their unique experience of fatherhood. They offered their perspectives on navigating stigma, homophobia, and the heteronormative construct of parenthood.

Tuesday, June 21st, 2022

‘Meet The Zaddies’
Facilitated by Javontae Wilson

In this fun and enjoyable discussion, a panel of mature Black Gay men shared their lived experience in navigating age appropriateness and re-defining purpose. They showed us what sexy looks like after reaching a certain age.

Tuesday, May 31st, 2022

‘Dear Gay Boy’
Facilitated by Bobby Dillard & Mikey Fields

This fun and interactive discussion offered participants a chance to get some strong and reliable advice about Sex, Love, and other issues in our community.

Tuesday, May 24th, 2022

‘Meet The Pastors’
Facilitated by Jeffrey King & Greg Wilson

In this informative and transparent discussion we got to know Sammie Haynes, John Coleman, and Benjamin Carlton, 3 Black Gay pastors who explained why they have not let “old time religion” deter them from their calling to preach God’s word.

Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

‘The Journey of a Black Clinician’
Facilitated by Jeffrey King

This panel of medical professionals, including Dr. Derrick Butler, MD, Chief Medical Officer of T.H.E. Clinic, and Dr. Lashonda Spencer, MD, Medical Director for the Oasis Clinic, shared their journey to becoming physicians, managing the healthcare system, and strategies they employ in treating Black clients. They highlighted successes and challenges in the public health system, and their hope of increasing the pipeline of Black physicians.

Tuesday, May 10th, 2022

‘A Mother’s Love’
A Letter to My Black Son
Facilitated by Breyon Clemmons

A mother’s love is irreplaceable. This Dynamic Discussion included a panel of Black mothers who shared their lived experience birthing and raising Black boys to men.

May 3rd, 2022

‘The Club House’
Facilitated by Javontae Wilson

We got familiar with THE CLUB HOUSE, founded by Javontae Wilson in 2015, with a distinct focus on the mental well-being and empowerment of young adults. This group included a screening of the documentary ‘The Road To 30’ followed by Q & A.

April 26th, 2022

Facilitated by Greg Wilson & Bobby Dillard

Today there are more than 22,440 homeless Black people in Los Angeles. This in-depth conversation shed light on the many faces of homelessness. Community came together in an effort to foster solutions and elevate compassion.

April 19th, 2022

Facilitated by Mikey Fields

An intimate exploration into the problem of addiction and how one may begin the journey towards the solution of recovery.

April 12th, 2022

‘For The Sages: Maturing as Older Black Gay Men’
Facilitated by Jeffrey King

This powerful discussion explored what Older Black Gay men go through on this journey called life. Community elders shared the lessons learned, accomplishments achieved, and showed us what it looks like to age gracefully in our community.

April 5th, 2022

‘Sex Work’
Facilitated by In The Meantime Staff

Sex work is the exchange of sexual services, performances, or products for material compensation. In this discussion we explored the different facets of sex work and how it has impacted Black lives.

March 29th, 2022

‘Who Are You?’
Facilitated by Greg Wilson

Exploring others’ perceptions of us, the current state of our being and ways to evolve towards the person we are striving to become.

March 22nd, 2022

‘Restoration: Vibrational Reiki’
Facilitated by George McDonald

Exploring the Ascension 21 Experience. This dynamic experience explored the problems, hurdles and rocks that will lead us on our journey to peace, freedom and forgiveness.

March 15th, 2022

‘Life In My Own Terms’
Facilitated by Mikey Fields & Bobby Dillard

This interactive discussion allowed participants to talk about Love, Sex, Healthy Relationships and how they align with individual lifestyles.

March 8th, 2022

‘Hot Topics’

Let’s discuss what’s going on in the world today and how we are dealing with it all.

March 1st, 2022

Facilitated by Greg Wilson

What you see is not always what you get. Let’s take a deeper look into the man in the mirror and discuss what is working for us and what we would like to enhance/change.

February 22nd, 2022

‘Defining & Re-Defining Success’
Facilitated by Jeffrey King

Before we can move forward, we must reach back to reconcile and touch the pain and elevate the joys of our lived experiences. This discussion is dedicated to the dreamer who is ready to heal and live his, her, or their greatest life. Let’s talk about what is needed to make peace with our past and to celebrate our potential and growth today.

January 18th, 2022

‘I’m Black, I’m A Minister, And I’m Gay’
Facilitated by Benjamin Carlton

Benjamin shared with us about winning his narrative and showing how we can own our stories too! During the discussion, the participants were encouraged to reflect on our true selves, the masks we may wear, stepping outside of other people’s opinions and living as our true authentic selves.
Benjamin shared excerpts from his book ‘I’m Black, I’m a Minister, and I’m Gay’, lending it as a tool of recognizing the power within us all.

February 15th, 2022

Facilitated by J’Lamar Nichols

Love is in the air! Let’s explore everything LOVE. How to find it and how to maintain it with others as well as with ourselves.

February 8th, 2022

‘The Art of Non-Negotiability’
Facilitated by Dr. John Coleman

Dr Coleman is a retired pastor and spiritual counselor. In this interactive discussion, Dr. Coleman offered guidance on how to navigate our journey in a non-negotiable world. Coleman showed us how to escape when all else fails.

February 1st, 2022

Facilitated by Jeffrey King

As a young child, Jeffrey King experienced molestation. During this safe space group, Jeffrey facilitated an open and honest conversation about molestation and sexual assault. Participants explored avenues for healing and moving forward. If you or a loved one has been impacted by this issue, please watch this video. A mini panel helped to establish the foundation for this community dialogue.

January 25th, 2022

‘The You You’ve Been Looking For’
Facilitated by Pastor Sammie Haynes

Sammie Haynes is the Lead Pastor of Vision L.A. Church. Through this dynamic discussion, Pastor Sammie facilitated a dialogue centered in self-exploration, manifestation, and actualization.


Tuesday, March 17th 2020

“What Are You Thinking?”

Exploring the Power of Your Mind and Your Thinking. A conversation that will highlight the tools that can be utilized to become your higher and best self.

Tuesday, March 24th 2020

Surviving Severe Traumatic Events and Growing From The Lessons Learned

“Let’s take a minute to check in. I have a couple of questions I’d like to ask you? Let’s keep the dialogue going and stay connected” ‘Surviving Severe Traumatic Events and Growing from The Lessons Learned”.

Tuesday, March 31st 2020

“What Are You Thinking?”

Exploring our journey to Manhood, through our lived experiences and life lessons.

Tuesday, April 7th 2020

“L.E.A.P. Living” (Part 1 of 2)

This session will address: *Alignment & Fulfillment These sessions will talk about overcoming unexpected and unprecedented disruptions, (eg: COVIT-19) to purposeful living.

Tuesday, April 14th 2020

L.E.A.P LIVING (Part 2 of 2)

This session will address: *Alignment & Fulfillment These sessions will talk about overcoming unexpected and unprecedented disruptions, (eg: COVIT-19), to purposeful living.

Tuesday, April 21st 2020

Relationships’ Open or Closed?

A conversation about monogamous and non-monogamous relationships.

Tuesday, April 28th 2020


Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Envision a future that you can co-create staring today. Take a moment to sit down, close your eyes and see yourself 5 years from today. What will your life look like? What will your home life look like? What creative/ business ventures will you be engaged in? What type of relationships will you in involved in? and more… See your future life in living color. Stop to think about it. Be ready to talk to us about the vision for your life and the collective future of our community.

Tuesday, May 5th 2020

‘Racism in America’

Let’s explore how we change the narrative of Black People in America. Is it possible? Do we care to?

Tuesday, May 12th 2020

‘A World View Through the Lens Black Gay Men’

Let’s explore the impact of HIV/STD stigma, Religious Dogma, Racism & Bigotry that has shaped the Black Communities perception of Us.

Tuesday, May 19th 2020

‘What’s a Guy to Do?’


Tuesday, May 26th 2020

‘A Bi-Racial Point of View’

A panel discussion on moving beyond the assumptions we make about people who are of mixed race.
Let’s ask them what they Think, Feel and Experience as they maneuver through a world that divides us based on race, culture, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation and more

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020

Re-Opening My Sex Life/ Intimacy/ Love Life, Not Again

As If It Wasn’t Complicated Enough, Sex- Covid 19, HIV, STD, Oh My…”Let’s talk about what we should and should not be doing at this critical time in history. Let’s rethink sex and intimacy in our lives and in the lives of our fellow brothers. If we continue to have sex, what guidance would you like to put in place?

Tuesday, June 9th 2020


Special Guest Panelist will share their perspectives on the current state of world affairs under the movement of Black Lives Matter OUR REVOLUTION’

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020

‘Pioneers of the Movement’

Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Headed Special guest panelist will share their perspectives on the state of the world, their his/her story in the realm of activism and fight for social change. What They’ve Seen, What They’re Seeing Now, and their projections for the future.

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

‘Healing Amidst The Perfect Storm’

This interactive dialogue will explore the root causality of our pain, lack of trust for each other, and our struggle to work together for progressive change. We will ask and attempt to answer the question. ‘How Do We Heal?’

Tuesday, July 7, 2020


Exploring Inter-generational Perspectives and Community Dynamics from the Black LGBTQ+ Community around Coming Out, Inclusion and Self-Acceptance.

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020


An indepth exploration into the matter of Race within the LGBTQ+ and broader world communities. This panel of community stakeholders will speak at the intersection of race, and gender equality.

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020


Exploring what matters most to the Transgender community.

Tuesday, July 28th, 2020


A dialogue with Black Cis-gendered women to explore how they maneuver through the world we live in.



A panel of recovering addicts will share their solutions to the dilemma of addiction for Black Gay Men.

Tuesday, August 18th, 2020


A focus on the holistic Wellness of the Black Community and The Black Gay Men who are a part of this viable, resilient, struggling, evolving community.

Tuesday, August 25th 2020


Young Black gay leaders provide context and direction for the future of Our Revolution.

Tuesday, September 1st 2020


‘A world wind swirl of consciousness, examining the Hot Button topics of today’! (Upfront; Uncensored; Commentary from an Old Black Gay Man)

Tuesday, September 8th 2020

‘Meet The Bachelor’ (Dating Game for Singles)

3 participants will vie for the attention of One of LA’s Most Eligible Bachelors. -Followed by a brief discussion and Q&A.

Tuesday, September 15th 2020

‘Let’s Talk Herbs With Jewel Thais-Williams’

A conversation with Jewels Thais-Williams of Village Health Foundation about Holistic Health using Herbs.

Tuesday, September 22nd 2020

‘A Conversations with Couples’

Let’s talk to Black Gay Male Couples about the Joys and Challenges of Married Life.

Tuesday, October 6th 2020

Political and Social Justice Activist

Jasmyne Cannick shares about the Current Political Climate; Initiatives on the ballot to be aware of; and How We Should Vote! Watch Party Video Link

Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

“Black Men, The Judicial System,
Police Brutality”

Share Your Stories & Experiences With The Police. Let’s Re-Imagine Community Policing NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE!

Tuesday Oct. 20th, 2020

“Let’s Get Straight To The Point”

An honest and transparent conversation with Our Straight Black Brothers. What do they really think about Black Gay Men? How Do We Bridge The Gap?

Tuesday, Oct. 27th, 2020

The Dating Game, Seniors Edition

The Dating Game for Seniors, 50+ Join us for a Fun, Interactive, Insightful view of dating at 50+ We’ll get to know 3 Senior Bachelors seeking Love and Romance Watch here

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020

‘Making it Count’

Facilitated By. Pastor Curt D. Thomas We are living in a world where we are bombarded by negative forces. How do we maximize on the opportunities, time and talents that we have been given? This interactive session will explore how we can stay the course and make it to the other side.

Tuesday, November 10th 2020


Facilitated By. Pastor Curt D. Thomas After all is said and done, where do we go from here? This interactive session will call for each participant to imagine a new world order and what it will take to make life better for self and those we can reach.

Tuesday, November 17th 2020

“Soul Food” Session 1

GRATITUDE IN THE MIST OF TRIALS Facilitated By. Pastor Kelvin Sauls Pastor Kelvin Sauls will facilitate an interactive session intended to feed the soul and challenge participants to recognize their purpose and their power of influence. Session one will focus on self-healing and empowerment. “Here I Am, Send Me”

Tuesday, November 24th 2020

“SOUL FOOD” Session 2”

LEAVE IT AT THE ALTAR FACILITATED BY. PASTOR KELVIN SAULS Pastor Kelvin Sauls will engage men in a dialogue that will center in gratitude. Session two will empower participants to identify the gifts in their lives. This session will encourage each participant to clean up their own side of the street in an effort to move forward in a progressive and healthy life style.

Tuesday, December 1st 2020

‘Re-Imagine Greatness’

The Master Series Facilitated by. Gerald Garth

Tuesday, December 8th 2020

‘Re-Imagine Turn the Page on Rage’

The Master Series The Re-Imagine Master Series continues with Dorothy Randall Gray leading a discussion entitled, ‘Turn the Page on Rage’. With a year of Challenges, Conflicts and Chaos, our bodies have been bombarded and our souls sustained injuries that may have evoked rage and resentments.

Tuesday, December 15th 2020

‘Re-Imagine, Liberating the Power Within’

The Master Series Pastor Sammie Haynes will facilitate ‘Re-Imagine, Liberating the Power Within’ for the Re-Imagine Master Series. In this session, Pastor Haynes will walk us through letting go before the New year. Haynes will share key points of journaling to forge a new path to Authenticity, Freedom and Purpose. In closing, Pastor Sammie will lead an affirmation to center the Mind, Body and Soul to pivot into a new space of liberation to Re-Imagine.

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020

‘Re-Imagine Re-Imagining You’

The Master Series Yoga Guru Denise Davidson will lead this weeks Re-Imagine Master Series entitled ‘Re-Imagining You’. Let’s Re-Imagine You doing YOU, through a Guided Imagery Meditation and Movement with Denise Davidson.

Tuesday, December 29th 2020


A great night of fellowship, celebration, surrender, introspection, learning that we are not alone and also learning from each other’s lived experiences. This night will continue to be a platform for positive future projections.

Tuesday, January 5th, 2021

‘Corona Virus Update 2021’

Facilitated by. Dr. Nina Harawa and Charles McWells An in depth presentation and discussion on the impact of COVID-19 in the Black Community.

Tuesday, January 12th, 2020


Facilitated by. Greg Wilson Gaining a healthy balanced perspective on Life and doing what’s needed to maintain our Focus.

Tuesday, January 19th, 2021


Facilitated by. Javontae Wilson From 7-9PM An inter-generational dialogue that will explore the current state of Young black Gay Men that will intersect w/elders from the community providing insight & direction. on.



This panel and interactive presentation will explore the Black LGBTQ+ community at the intersection of race, gender and sexual orientation. Community Experts will answer the questions, ‘Where Do We Go From Here? How Do We Get There?’, What Is The Role Of The Black LGBTQ+ Community In 2021? What Is The Black LGBTQ+ Agenda Moving Forward? Facilitated by Jeffrey King

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

The Un-Holy Trinity

Facilitated by. Jeffrey King There is a Solution! This group will explore remedies that will address the long term issues of Homelessness, Addiction and Mental Health in the Black Community.

Tuesday, March 9th, 2021

Metamorphosis of Your Life

Facilitated by. Greg Wilson The Journey to you-Now. Using your Life Experiences to Fuel Growth and Expansion. It’s Time to Bloom… let’s explore Self Love, Self Acceptance, Self-Care and Freedom from our past traumas.

Tuesday, March 16th, 2021

Get Your Money Right (Financial Literacy)

Facilitated by. Darryl Gallien Why is Credit so important? Let’s have a conversation about the best Saving Strategies, Investment Options and what you need to know as a 1st time home buyer.

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021

Pieces Of Me

Facilitated by. Terrence Terrell and Jermelle Simon Putting together the pieces that will make you whole. Getting Physically, Emotionally and Mentally fit to endure life and to be our best selves. Join us for a Live Fitness Demonstration by. Actor & Trainer Jermelle Simon and an Interactive Discussion with Actor & Author Terrence Terrell Watch here on Facebook

Tuesday, March 30th, 2021

Unheard Voices: A Collection of Narratives by Black, Gay & Bi Men

Facilitated by. Victor Yates. A live reading from the book of essays discussing the narratives of Black Gay Men surrounding racism, homophobia, self-love, hook-up culture and seeking love.

Tuesday, April 6th, 2021

The Art of Dance

Featuring LeoTheGr8t, Rosero McCoy and Ken Morris Let’s talk about the Making of a Dancer. This interactive discussion with a mini panel of Dancers who will share about their experiences, lessons learned and what it takes to pursue a career in Dance. Panelist will include LeoTheGr8t, Rosero McCoy and Ken Morris.

Tuesday, April 13th, 2021

The Art of Film, Theatre and Acting

Featuring Nasir Kenneth Ferebee, Nic Few, and Charles Reese Lights, Camera, Action!!! Enjoy this dynamic discussion about Film, Acting and Theatre with a panel of artist that will openly share the Realities of this type of Life and tools for the pursuit of a career. Panelist will include Nasir Kenneth Ferebee, (Producer), Nic Few (Actor), Charles Reese (Actor/Author/Cultural Architect)

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

The Art of Fashion (Designing and Styling)

Featuring Octavius Terry and Jason Griffin What are you Wearing? Let’s step into the world of Fashion through a conversation with established Stylist/Creator Jason Griffin and the highly sought-after Stylist & Fashion Designer Octavius Terry.

Tuesday, April 27th, 2021

The Art of Music
Featuring Bobby Dillard and Tony Walk

Center Stage. Let’s discuss the Making of a Singer/Performer in today’s time. Panelist Bobby Dillard and Tony Walk will share that when the Music stops, there are other factors required to be successful in a career in Music.

Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

What’s Happening Now??
Facilitated by. Javontae Wilson

What’s Happening Now? What are some of the headlines that we are seeing today and how is it impacting or affecting you? (Hot Topics)

Tuesday, May 11th, 2021

Addressing Spiritual Emptiness
Facilitated by. Ta’Shia Asanti

Filling you up when your spirit feels depleted. Let’s discuss the process of being refilled spiritually, and the tools to remain full.

Tuesday, May 18th, 2021

Open Wide
Facilitated by Mikey Fields

Let’s talk about Sex! What are you willing to do? What’s a deal breaker for you? In this discussion, we will discuss how Open are you to exploring new things sexually?

Tuesday, May 25th, 2021

The Right and Wrong Ways to Love (Yourself and Someone Else)

Facilitated by. Antonio Driver, J Lamar, and Brandon Kennedy Why is Love so complicated? Is there a right or wrong way to Love? Let’s have an interactive discussion, exploring the views and experiences of one another.





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