NAESM, Inc. will hold its 19th annual NAESM National Leadership Conference on Health Disparities and Social Justice on June 7-11, 2023, at The Westin Peachtree Plaza hotel in picturesque downtown Atlanta, Georgia. In celebration of the fact that the conference is now being held in June, which is Pride Month, the conference will also include a “Pride Fest” block party from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 9.

Pride Fest by NAESM seeks to tackle both external and internalized HIV stigma first by helping to dismantle the component of this HIV stigma that is a result of LGBTQI stigma. Highly visible LGBTQI Pride celebrations such as Pride Fest increase internalized LGBTQI pride and thereby decrease internalized stigma, while also normalizing LGBTQI visibility in the larger community (which potentially also decreases external stigma). Pride Fest will also tackle HIV stigma more directly by including explicit messaging that seeks to dismantle HIV-specific stigma.

Show your organization’s pride and join with us in sharing the values that make us one in “love, health and unity” by becoming the presenting, corporate or a nonprofit sponsor. Help us to dismantle HIV stigma. We are seeking corporate sponsors who will partner with us in this important undertaking. Your sponsorship of Pride Fest By NAESM will serve as an important testimony to our shared goals.

As a sponsor, you will reach all event attendees via exhibitor space, cross advertisement space in the NAESM National Leadership Conference on Health Disparities and Social Justice conference booklet, website links, and press releases. Share this stage with us, as a sponsor and ally in making Pride Fest by NAESM a meaningful and impactful experience in celebrating love and unity knowing that we still struggle for complete acceptance in all facets of gay life. For more information on sponsorship options, please review the enclosed list. Please reach out to Doug Anthony, at to customize a sponsorship package to meet your company deliverables, or email me at with any questions you may have.

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Pride Fest by NAESM Location:
Loudermilk Conference Center
40 Courtland St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30303