NMAC leads the BLOC Project. The agency leads with race to urgently fight for health equity and racial justice to end the HIV epidemic in America. Since 1987, NMAC has advanced this mission through capacity building, conferences, treatment, communications, and public policy.
Transgender Law Center (TLC) – is the largest national organization dedicated to advancing justice for transgender and gender nonconforming people. Through litigation, policy advocacy, and public education, TLC changes law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression. TLC envisions a future where gender self-determination and authentic expression are seen as basic rights and matters of common human dignity.
Positively Trans (T+) – was developed and is directed by Transgender Law Center’s Senior Strategist Cecilia Chung. With funding from the Elton John AIDS Foundation, TLC launched T+ as a response to the structural inequalities that drive the high rate of HIV/AIDS and poor health outcomes for transgender women. With its National Advisory Board of community leaders, T+ seeks to mobilize and promote resilience of transgender people impacted by or living with HIV/AIDS, particularly transgender women of color, through research, policy advocacy, legal advocacy, and leadership strengthening.
Positive Women’s Network-USA (PWN-USA) – is a national membership organization led by and for women living with HIV (WLHIV), inclusive of transgender women. PWN-USA’s mission is to prepare and involve WLHIV, in all their diversity, including gender identity and sexual expression, in all levels of policy and decision-making to ensure that the rights of WLHIV are upheld. PWN-USA today is led by a governing board of 15 diverse WLHIV, staff supported by a majority of WLHIV, and has grown to a membership body of over 3,000 WLHIV nationwide. Inclusive of this membership are eleven formally affiliated regional chapters located in the San Francisco Bay Area, CA; Colorado; Georgia; Houston, TX; Louisiana; Michigan; New York City, NY; Ohio; Philadelphia, PA; South Carolina; and San Diego, CA. Their work focuses on building leadership among the communities most impacted by the HIV epidemic, with an emphasis on the South.
United States People Living with HIV Caucus (HIV Caucus) – is a federation of organizations, coalitions, networks, and client groups of people living with HIV (“institutions”) and independent advocates living with HIV. The HIV Caucus collectively speaks with a unified voice for people living with HIV in the US. At present, the HIV Caucus is an unincorporated association of interested parties and does not have corporate non-profit status.
Transforming HIV Resentments into Victories Everlasting Support Services Incorporated (THRIVE SS Inc.) was formed to offer vital support, lifesaving resources, a sense of community pride and normalcy to HIV-Positive same gender loving (SGL) men and trans people of color. To accomplish this goal cofounders Larry Walker, Dwain Bridges and Daniel Griffin established their first secret network in May 2015. The group, the Undetectables Atlanta, added close to 300 members by the end of 2015; hosting an average of 3-4 events and support meetings a month, connecting more than 30 members to medical care, surveying around 200 members and reporting a viral suppression rate of 86%. THRIVE ended its debut year by producing a campaign centered around “THRIVING with HIV” and hosted 2 large scale events, a gift exchange/tree trimming and a Kwanzaa celebration, which both saw over 100 attendees. Their success indicated the clear need for the work THRIVE has put forth.