Grio Good News Report | DaShawn Usher, Founder and Executive Director of “MOBI,” is creating a safe space for Black gay and queer men

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Pride month may be in June, but it’s never out of season to support networking in the LGBTQ community.

That’s why we’re putting the spotlight on DaShawn Usher, a young entrepreneur whose creating a space for Black gay and queer men to connect. Dashawn is the founder and executive director of MOBI-Mobilizing Our Brothers Initiative.

He got a grant from the NYC Health Department for the project and is getting support from across the country. MOBI provides a series of curated talks and events for Black gay and queer men and also provides MOBITalks— which focuses on professional development. They feature business owners, stylists, and key influencers to help one another succeed.

MOBI has held convos in and outside of NYC including: Atlanta, Birmingham and soon Los Angeles — and featured leaders like Emil Wilbeken and Karamo Brown. MOBI also curated it’s first festival –MOBIFest– in may, celebrating arts, wellness and community.

That’s being the change you want to see.