Since 1989, when David Acosta founded GALAEI in response to the AIDS epidemic decimating Philadelphia’s queer Latino communities, we have been providing HIV-prevention services to this historically marginalized population. GALAEI is the only organization in Pennsylvania to target services to this population, a community underserved by health organizations due to language, social, and cultural barriers.
Each year, we present the DARLA to recognize an individual who shows leadership and works to improve the community in ways that align with the mission of GALAEI. This includes advancing nuestra familia (our family) through economic and leadership development, sexual empowerment, and grassroots organizing.
Join us on May 9th as we give out the DARLA! Purchase tickets HERE.
GALAEI: A queer Latin@ social justice organization
GALAEI is a queer Latin@ social justice organization. Queer acknowledges and represents the mosaic of sexual and gender identities within our communities. Latin@ represents the multiracial, multicultural experience of Latinidad. GALAEI embodies the common history of resistance and resilience of Latin@ and queer people. We are unwavering in our commitment to the advancement de nuestra familia through leadership and economic development, sexual empowerment, and grassroots organizing.
Click HERE to listen to GALAEI on “The #1 Queer Sound”
GALAEI just launched a new campaign called POSITIVO, the City’s first initiative of its kind. POSITIVO will serve as a reflective visual platform depicting that gay male Latinos and Latinos living with HIV/AIDS are positively portrayed within their communities and families. This campaign will be an all-encompassing celebration of the beautiful, proud and supportive Latino community, while inspiring members more »
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