About this Archive
GMFA: The Gay Men's Health Charity was founded in 1992 by a group of gay men who felt that there was not enough HIV prevention work being specifically targeted at gay men.
Originally named Gay Men Fighting AIDS, GMFA’s initial remit was to campaign for more targeted HIV prevention work aimed at gay men, and to raise awareness of HIV amongst gay men.
GMFA uses a model of community mobilisation and peer education, with gay men playing a central role in the design and delivery of interventions. In 2001, GMFA merged with the Black gay men’s group Big Up and, in 2002, GMFA broadened its remit to include all health issues which disproportionately affect gay men over other populations. As a result, the organisation changed its mission statement in 2002 and 'Gay Men Fighting AIDS' became 'GMFA - the gay men's health charity'.
Scope and content
Papers of GMFA: The Gay Men's Health Charity (1992-c2018), including;
- Minutes, reports and administrative papers, 1992-1997
- Correspondence regarding courses, campaigns and administration, 1993-2010
- Volunteer recruitment and orientations, 1993-2001
- Press cuttings regarding GMFA, campaigns, HIV/AIDS, safe sex, and sexual health for gay men, 1992-2002
- Ephemera from GMFA campaigns and regarding homosexuality, HIV/AIDS, sexual health and GMFA volunteer recruitment, 1992-2010
- Papers from GMFA campaigns, workshops and projects, 1993-2014
- GMFA intervention and resource forms, 2004-2008
- Photographs of Pride marches, erotic and sexual scenes and GMFA campaigns and events, n.d.
- Posters, n.d.
- Pamphlets, 1996-2000
- Audio-visual materials, c1994-c2010
- Magazines featuring GMFA adverts and articles regarding GMFA, 2000-2016
- Various GMFA objects, n.d.
22 boxes, digital material and over-sized items.