About Us

A queer Latin@ social justice organization. We were founded in 1989 to respond to the lack of support and resources for our community during the HIV epidemic. Queer acknowledges and represents the mosaic of sexual and gender identities within our communities. Latin@ represents the multiracial, multicultural experience of Latinidad. As a queer Latin@ organization we embrace the common history of resistance and resilience of Latin@ and queer people. GALAEI embodies both histories. We are unwavering in our commitment to the advancement de nuestra familia. GALAEI maintains a strong commitment to being a community based organization dedicated to serving Latinidad through leadership and economic development, sexual empowermnt, and grassroots organizing. Our current general services include:

  • Confidential rapid HIV/sexually transmitted infection (STI) counseling and testing offered at the agency or our storefront location, Washington West Project, free and with no appointment necessary
  • Gender and sexuality educational workshops for youth throughout Philadelphia
  • Sexual health counseling for queer youth between the ages of 13-24
  • Leadership development to unite and support the empowerment of queer Latin@ youth
  • Annual Alternative Prom for queer and allied youth
  • Outreach and education to people at high risk of acquiring or transmitting HIV or other STIs
  • Distribution of condoms and bilingual health information
  • LGBT sensitivity training for service providers
  • Spanish translation and interpretation for clients

All services are offered free of charge, confidential, and bilingual (Spanish/English). For more specific information about programs and services at GALAEI, visit our programs page. Check out what GALAEI has been up to. Click HERE for July 2015 Newsletter

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