Our History

The COLOURS Organization was founded in 1991 and started as a social justice oriented magazine, discussing issues of importance to Black LGBT communities.  At its peak, the printed magazine was distributed across the country and had a distribution of a few thousand copies per issue. This was significant for a grass roots organization to achieve, that was creating content and distributing the magazine in house.

The organization eventually developed into a funded organization where it began providing health and wellness services for Black lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals.  Currently the organization has 6 staff and provides HIV testing services, support groups and health and wellness navigation services for Black men who have sex with men (MSM) who are at high risk for acquiring HIV. You can find out more about our services by clicking here.

The COLOURS Organization Staff


Damon L. Humes, MHS- Executive Director

Jordan Cherry- Prevention Specialist

La’Seana Jones, MSS- Club 1509 Prevention Navigator

Toni Mack, BA- Manager of Special Projects

Will T. McNeil, Lead Prevention Specialist