Quarterly Social Events
Boi Revolution, LA’s hottest social club, (the intervention), facilitates quarterly social events targeting young Black gay men 18-29 years of age while providing safe spaces for healthy socialization the dissemination of educational materials , free condoms and a basic good time.
Community Outreach/Condom Distribution
ITMT provides free condoms and safe sex kits, in-house and upon request, free of charge.
MyLife My Style
MyLife MyStyle, gives young Black gay men, between the ages of 18-29 years old, an opportunity to explore, share, and think critically about their social circles, how they make decisions on sexual partners and sexual behavior, developing healthy social networks, and the impact of social media on their choices. Mylife Mystyle contains an integrated educational component that addresses risk-reduction choices, including condom usage, serosorting, PrEP, and PEP. The intervention empowers and challenges young Black gay men to take personal responsibility for making better choices, to seek support, and to utilize available resources.
Throw It In The Bag
Throw It In The Bag is an open drop-in social discussion group that provides young Black gay men a safe space to socialize, network and enjoy refreshments. Throw It In The Bag engages in a variety of topics that range from current media events, fashion, sex, dating, developing healthy relationships, coming out, and the LA social scene.
The ‘Bridge’ counseling and resource referral component is staffed by peer navigators/linkage specialists who are certified HIV testing counselors and case managers who provide one on one counseling and directly link men to needed services that include housing, mental health treatment, and substance abuse treatment. Bridge counselors directly link HIV+ men to medical services.
LIFE is a component of Throw It In The Bag that focuses on personal and professional development. LIFE offers a series of closed group sessions on a monthly basis that are facilitated by local community professionals and experts to provide young Black gay men with PrEP and PEP education, a series on spirituality, a series on financial literacy, a series on life skills and personal development, and a series on effective resume writing and job interviewing skills.