Grupo Gay da Bahia
The Gay Group of Bahia is the oldest association for the defense of the human rights of homosexuals in Brazil. Founded in 1980, it registered as a non-profit civil society in 1983, being declared a municipal public utility in 1987. It is a member of ILGA, LLEGO, and of the Brazilian Association of Gays, Lesbians and Transvestites (ABGLT). In 1988 he was appointed a member of the National AIDS Commission of the Ministry of Health of Brazil and since 1995 he has been part of the committee of the International Commission on Human Rights for Gays and Lesbians (IGLHRC). Since 1995, he has been the Secretary of Human Rights of ABGLT, and since 1998 the Secretary of Health of the same.
The GGB is an umbrella entity that offers space for other civil society entities working in similar areas, especially in the fight against homophobia and prevention of HIV and AIDS among the community and the general population. The Bahia Anti-AIDS Center (CBAA), Gay Negro Group of Bahia Quimbanda Dudu, Salvador Transvestite Association (ATRAS), entities that are related to the entity based on its social status, independent but linked in the fight to prevent and fight against preconception.See more