Black Gay Men's Advisory Group

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Black Gay Men's Advisory Group
Formation2003
TypeGay men's organisation based in the United Kingdom
PurposeAdvocacy, Health services
Official language
English

The Black Gay Men's Advisory Group is an LGBT rights organisation of African-descended gay or bisexual men founded in 2003 in the United Kingdom. The group was founded to advise health workers and organisations but activities expanded to a variety of "life chances" and related services.

BGMAG was one of the principal groups involved in the Stop Murder Music campaign,[1] for which it was awarded a Gay & Lesbian Award in 2007, and accepted the Best Advocacy Award at the Black LGBT Community Awards gala on behalf of the Stop Murder Music campaign.[2] Chair Dennis Carney, of Jamaican descent, was a principal negotiator of the Reggae Compassionate Act with artists Beenie Man, Sizzla, and Capleton.[citation needed]

BGMA supported the Stop Murder Music campaign against certain artists at the Mobo Awards, with Carney arguing that, "we reject the notion that homophobia is integral to black culture."[3]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ The Impact Of The Murder Music Campaign Archived 8 March 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Anti-Gay Reggae Music Campaign Wins Black Community Award
  3. ^ Branigan, Tania (28 August 2004). "Mobo voters to decide on 'anti-gay' stars". The Guardian.