This collection consists of records compiled by Men of All Colors Together San Francisco Bay Area (MACT SFBA). The bulk of
the collection is comprised of records from the National Task Force on AIDS Prevention. These include correspondence and memos;
board meeting minutes; financial records; organizational records; press releases; and materials from HIV/AIDS programs that
served queer men of color, including the Gay Men of Color AIDS Institute, Native American AIDS Project and the Brothers Network.
Formed in San Francisco in 1980 by Mike Smith, Black and White Men Together (BWMT) originated as a consciousness-raising and
support group for gay men involved in or interested in multiracial relationships. A national organization grew from the San
Francisco chapter, as groups were soon established across the United States. In 1996, BWMT San Francisco Bay Area changed
its name to Men of All Colors Together; the change was retroactive to November 1995.
The National Task Force on AIDS Prevention (NTFAP) was a San-Francisco based advocacy, educational and outreach group that
specifically targeted queer men of color. Officially founded in July of 1988, it originated as a program of the National Association
of Black and White Men Together (NABWMT) and was preceded by AIDS education and support work carried out by BWMT chapters
across the country. The San Francisco Chapter of BWMT formed its AIDS Task Force in 1985. This evolved into a non-profit AIDS
service provider, Bay Area HIV Support and Education Services (BAHSES) by the late 1980s. NTFAP originally organized under
BAHSES and contracts were secured under its non-profit status. In 1992 NTFAP received its own non-profit status and direct
ties between it and BAHSES began to unravel. BAHSES eventually closed in early 1994. In the late 1990s NTFAP had a financial
crisis that unexpectedly destroyed the organization. It closed in 1998.
7.7 linear feet (1 carton, 5 boxes, 2 oversize boxes )
Copyright has been assigned to the GLBT Historical Society.