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Mission Statement

DBGM is dedicated to recognizing and articulating the mental health issues of LGBT people of the Black diaspora, through the collective strengths and wisdom of professionals and supporters; to address the issues affecting these communities.

Description

DBGM hopes that by its work, through the medium of the documentary, community discussion forums, and the book (when it is published), to raise awareness of depression as it affects Black gay men. While looking at how they are affected, working to change perceptions, reactions and responses at the grassroots level: the family, church, school, and community; that a Black gay men need not hide or live his life in shame, or be made to feel ashamed, but be proud of who he is and his place in the human family. And, for those Black gay men who have lived and still struggle with depression, to know that they are not alone.

"If by what I’m doing, one Black gay man could be prevented from killing himself, then my job is done; his healing begins."

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http://www.dbgm.org

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