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    AGUILAS Begins a New Partnership with UCSF

    By Eduardo Morales–

    UCSF Partnership With AGUILAS

    AGUILAS has begun a new partnership with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) via a grant from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to examine the quality of the relationship that Latinx gay men have with their primary medical providers. The UCSF Institutional Review Board (IRB) is now determining steps needed to move forward
    with this qualitative and quantitative study. Once all is approved by the UCSF IRB, which is estimated to take 3–6 months, AGUILAS will assist in recruiting participants for the study.

    Upon selection, participants will answer quantitative questions and will be interviewed by UCSF researchers about the quality, confidence, and trust they have with their primary medical health provider. It promises to be an important study that, when completed and assessed, may help inform future medical care decisions and more. We are proud to be in talks about it.

    In other news, AGUILAS would like to thank San Francisco Bay Times lead photographer Rink and Wilson Ferreira, M.F.A., for providing the photographs that were published in the last issue of the paper on June
    13, 2024. My article noted the 30th Anniversary celebration for AGUILAS, which took place on May 24 at the SF LGBT Center.

    First Podcast to Document the History of the Real Alternatives Program (RAP)

    Be a part of history and join an engaging live podcast on June 27, 2024, which will include a lively intergenerational conversation among myself, Claudia Cabrera (Program Director, Si a La Vida, Instituto Familiar de La Raza), and Tony Ramos (LGBTQIA Youth Service Coordinator, Instituto Familiar de La Raza).

    This Tres Generaciones/3 Voices live podcast series will be held at the Brava Cabaret located at 2773 24th Street in San Francisco. Entitled Above and Beyond: Silencio Jamás, it will have guests representing three generations of expertise regarding the history of how Latinx and LGBTQ+ issues emerged in San Francisco. We are intergenerational and have experience working towards building alliances through activism, art, advocacy, and organizing the community for its empowerment. Using the Principles of The Real Alternatives Program (RAP), the podcast discussion will aim to foster solutions and future action steps that will hopefully build upon the history and previous work of Latinx and Latinx LGBTX+ community members and will elevate the level of discussion and details for future actionable steps and conversations.

    Founded in 2021, RAMA Blueprints is the first podcast documenting the history of RAP within the City and County of San Francisco between 1967–2003 along with its current impact on community empowerment in San Francisco and its Latinx LGBTQ+ members. You can join us for this exciting event! Doors will open at 6:30 pm. The live podcast will start at 7 pm and end at 8:30 pm. The podcast will be recorded and made available via a link
    on the AGUILAS website and on RAMA’s website after the event ( You can reserve at Eventbrite to attend in person. Seating will be limited. Please go to:

    Eduardo Morales, Ph.D. is a Professor Emeritus, retired Distinguished Professor, and current adjunct professor at Alliant International University. He is also a licensed psychologist and a founder and current Executive Director of AGUILAS, an award-winning program for Latinx LGBTQ+. Of Puerto Rican decent, he has received numerous distinguished awards
    and citations, including being named a Fellow of 12 divisions of the American Psychological Association.

    Nuestra Voz
    Published on June 27, 2024