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Founded in 2005, the Chicago Black Gay Men’s Caucus is a grassroots organization led by Black gay, bisexual, and same gender loving men, whose vision is a world where our community experiences complete physical, mental and social well-being.

The mission of Chicago Black Gay Men’s Caucus is to advance health equity among Black gay, bisexual and same gender loving men by developing community-centered leadership and innovative programs.



Shakur Silas

Program Manager


Dr. Keith Green

Interim Executive Director

Meet The Board


Harold Gatewood
(Pronouns: Anything Respectful)

Board Chairperson

Harold was born in the Austin neighborhood of Chicago and grew up in suburban Bolingbrook. He holds an BA in History from University of Michigan and MA in Organizational Leadership from North Park University and currently resides in Lakeview. His career focus is 20+ yrs in healthcare administration.


Howard Harris-Branch
(Pronouns: He/Him)

After two decades working with some of the country’s largest and best-known retailers, Howard Harris-Branch is a seasoned professional who brings incredible benefit and value to his real estate clients. Before earning his broker’s license in 2020, Howard was a store executive managing over 100 employees, a position that taught him the importance of effective team building and forging strong relationships built on helping others achieve success. Always focused on providing the best customer service and great client experiences, Howard is a skilled communicator and a sharp negotiator who advocates tirelessly for his clients – be they buyers or sellers.


Jamie D. Frazier
(Pronouns: He/Him)


Jamie Frazier, Executive Director of Lighthouse Foundation and Lead Pastor of Lighthouse Church of Chicago UCC, loves working at the intersection of race, sexuality, and religion. He attended Vanderbilt University for his undergraduate studies on a full-tuition scholarship. A celebrated orator, Jamie addressed the historic March on Springfield for Marriage Equality, and helped open the 2014 LGBTQ Youth Homelessness Summit with words of encouragement and hope.

Not Pictured:

 David Arzola - Treasurer

Lora Branch

Reginald Jackson

Dr. Terrance Weeden, MD

Mars D. Silver

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