Black Gay Men's Advisory Group

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The Black Gay Men's Advisory Group (BGMAG) was an organisation for black gay men. It was founded in 2003 to advise health workers and organisations but activities expanded to a variety of "life chances" and related services.

BGMAG was one of the principal groups involved in the Stop Murder Music campaign,[1] for which it was awarded a Gay & Lesbian Award in 2007, and accepted the Best Advocacy Award at the Black LGBT Community Awards gala on behalf of the Stop Murder Music campaign.[2] Chair Dennis Carney, of Jamaican descent, was a principal negotiator of the Reggae Compassionate Act with artists Beenie Man, Sizzla, and Capleton.

BGMA supported the Stop Murder Music campaign against certain artists at the Mobo Awards, with Carney arguing that "we reject the notion that homophobia is integral to black culture."[3]

External links BGMAG website as at 9 July 2006, archived by the Internet Archive at


Based on the Wikipedia article of the same name (but changed to the past tense).

  1. "The Impact Of The Murder Music Campaign" as at 13 April 2010 archived by the Internet Archive as at
  2. Anti-Gay Reggae Music Campaign Wins Black Community Award
  3. "Mobo voters to decide on 'anti-gay' stars" The Guardian