HRC Foundation Launches Gen Z Sexual Health Program: GENERATE

by Vanessa Castro

As the next phase of the My Body, My Health campaign, GENERATE was created to mobilize Black and Latinx LGBTQ+ youth to join together and advance efforts to end HIV and promote sexual health through advocacy, education, and storytelling. We will be working with 18-24 year olds to promote sexual health on college campuses and within local LGBTQ+ communities to finally build a generation free of HIV.


We are selecting 15 GENERATE peer facilitators across the country to finally build a generation free of HIV and stigma. Apply before August 19, 2021.

Program Details:

  • Fellows will be provided a $1000 stipend.

  • One year commitment and virtual training September 10-11, 2021.

  • Support and collaborate with a community-based organization and/or organizing. group in your community on topics such as LGBTQ+ issues, minority-led social. justice, and HIV stigma and discrimination.

  • Two virtual professional development workshops and bi-monthly conference calls with peer cohort and guest speakers to strengthen leadership and advocacy skills.

  • Dedicated coaching and guidance from HRC mentors.

  • Organize at least one community event.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Must identify as Black or Latinx/o/a LGBTQ+ between the ages of 18-24.

  • Must have video conferencing capability and reliable internet access; training sessions hosted on Zoom platform.

  • Must have at least one year of experience in direct services and/or advocacy work either as a student, volunteer or employee.

  • Must be willing to commit to a one-year cohort 2021-2021

  • Must be committed to advancing access and equality for Black and Latinx transgender women.

  • Affiliation with a minority-serving community-based organization is preferred but not required.

Application Deadline: August 19, 2021. If you have any questions, then please contact Vanessa A.Castro, Associate Director of HIV and Health Equity at vanessa.castro@hrc.org.

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