Our Founder, David Acosta

Galaei was founded by poet, artist and activist David Acosta. Galaei's original focus was to serve queer Latinx men in the middle of the HIV epidemic, by providing access to the resources that were often scarce. This vision came to light when he was appointed to the Mayor's Commission on sexual minorities. Being in this position allowed him to see what services were needed in the community. "A lot of the work I've done has been informed by feminism: Both queer theory and organizing came out of that." - David Acosta