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We at GCMC are committed to being at the forefront of HIV prevention, education, and advocacy for MSM (men who have sex with men) Black and Latino male community. We strive to be a visible voice and a vehicle for accountability with the goal of ending stigma and providing mental and social support.

Greater Columbus Mpowerment Center (GCMC) is committed to eliminating new HIV infections amongst same-gender-loving Black and Latino males in the Columbus area by empowering them to make healthier choices.

The Greater Columbus Mpowerment Center (GCMC) is a directly CDC-funded program of Equitas Health (formerly AIDS Resource Center of Ohio).

Our Motto:

“Mpowered people make healthier choices.”

Our target population is young men who have sex with men of color ages 13-29.

We Mpower these individuals through a number of effective programs:

• Counseling,
• Testing,
• Referral (CTR)/Personal Cognitive Counseling (PCC)
• Me4Me (CLEAR)

Our Community Partners:

• Columbus Public Health
• Nationwide Children’s Hospital Faces program
• TRAXX night Club • WallStreet Night Club
• Kaleidoscope Youth Center
• OSU Clinical Trial Unit
• Bridgescape School
• Columbus Black Gay Men’s Coalition
• Goodlife Church Columbus

• Restoration Church
• Stonewall Columbus
• Ohio AIDS Coalition
• Equitas Health
• Equitas Health Pharmacy
• OSU Student Wellness Center
• OSU Multicultural Center
• Columbus City Schools
• OSU Star House
• And many more to come…

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