Eradicate the social inequality of Black LGBT persons.
Improve the well-being and quality of life for Black LGBT individuals and their allies by setting a standard of excellence in the Black LGBT community through health and wellness, spiritual and economic empowerment, social justice, and coalition building.
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Carlton R. Smith
Executive Director & Founder
Carton R. Smith has worked in LGBT issues for many years. He has served on various committees providing outreach, leadership and representing the needs of LGBT people at the local, state and federal levels. Carlton places emphasis on the African American LGBT community, specifically men who have sex with men (MSM). He is the community co-chair of the Gay, Bisexual, Same Gender Loving Men's Response Team convened by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and a member of Maryland Black Family Alliance, the National Black Gay Men’s Advocacy Coalition and the National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA), to name a few. He is the former vice president of the GLCCB (Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Baltimore. He is an ordained deacon with UNITY Fellowship Church of Baltimore. He is one of the founding members of The Center for Black Equity-Baltimore, under the membership of the national organization, The Center for Black Equity (CBE), now in its 12th year of operation.
Founder & Member
Kevin T. Myers-Clemons has worked as an activist/advocate on behalf of people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS since 1985. He has provided prevention education, HIV counseling & testing and consultation at the local, state and federal level. He served as the Community AIDS coordinator for the Baltimore City Health Department for 13 years. He also provided oversight to 20 HIV counseling and testing sites in Baltimore, served as a founder and facilitator of “Positive Power,” a support group for Black men who have sex with men (MSM), and in the 1990’s was one of the co-founders of M.O.C.A.A. (Men of Color Against AIDS). Kevin is one of the founders of The Center for Black Equity-Baltimore, which is in its 12th year as one of the cities under the leadership of our national organization, the Center of Black Equity. He says, “I have been involved with my AALGBT community for almost 30 years … it’s a calling!”
Native Chicagoan Kim H. Walker has been the Vocalist for the Kevin Robinson Ensemble and Rapture. Kim is licensed through the United Centers for Spiritual Living as a Spiritual Practitioner and is Owner & Principal Accountant of Certified Business Services, LLC, providing accounting, business and tax services in the Baltimore/DC area. Kim says, “I joined The Center for Black Equity-Baltimore to aide in its leadership, developing and maintaining fiscal responsibility, tax compliance, and to aide in fostering greater partnerships throughout the state of Maryland.”