Prevention Programs - Los Angeles LGBT Center

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Prevention Programs

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If you’re a young gay/bisexual man of color, join one of our groups to form friendships and promote support for safer sex

Color in Common

This is the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s program for young gay/bisexual men of color, ages 18 to 24, dedicated to forming lasting and rewarding friendships that support healthy lives and an environment for safer sex.

Through activities and events organized by a youth leadership council, which meets weekly, we empower young men to be role models, raise their social consciousness, and challenge each other to think outside the traditional sexual box. Together we’re building a community of men who are erasing sexual stereotypes while having fun.

The program is based on The Mpowerment Project program model.

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If you’re a young gay/bisexual man of color (ages 18 to 24) who’s looking to form new friendships and who may be struggling with the challenges of staying HIV negative, come join one of our monthly peer-led meetings of 8 to 10 other young guys at (primarily) the Center’s Village at Ed Gould Plaza.

In our meetings, which usually last about three hours, we talk openly about HIV prevention issues and challenges and we get to know one another in a relaxed, supportive, and fun setting. Our meetings also help participants focus on their own sexual behavior and risks and learn how to support their friends and each other when it comes to safer sex and testing.

U/O Project

An intervention that helps Latinx and African American young MSM between the ages of 18-24 gain a better understanding of the prevalence of HIV and STIs in their communities, reducing risks behavior, what is and how to use effective forms of communication, and defining/building healthy relationships. This is a full day intervention that works with a cohort of 15 to 20 young men per month within in South LA.


A one-on-one mental health intervention for YMSM that are Black or Latino. It’s a behavioral intervention developed by UCLA that focuses on patients life goals and sense of ideal self. It consists of five core sessions reminding young men there is life outside of HIV.

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A one-one-one navigation and assistance program for men living with HIV. The program provides referrals to essential services in and outside of the Center as well as host educational events. Participants do not need to be a client of the Center and can receive up to $50 in gift card incentives.

Lit Life

An intervention program to work with HIV positive and HRN African American and Latinx YMSM between the ages of 18-29 who participate in sex work and/or the sex party scene within the South Los Angeles gay/bi community. These young men are able to participate in Lit Life forums which help to build dialogue around risk reduction and relationship development. In partnership with the Lit Life Client Advisory Board who produce and disseminate healthy messages and social media content around sex in their communities.

M-Group/Continuum Project

M-Groups are hosted by the Continuum Project core group members to bring risk reduction to HRN and HIV-positive young men in the African American and Latinx communities. The program works with individuals between the ages of 18 to 25 years of age YMSM, these groups are to dialogue about sex and their awareness around sexual risks they may be engaging in.

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