ZAMI NOBLA: Preserving history and fostering wellness in black lesbians

Mary Anne Adams, Tonia Poteat

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ZAMI NOBLA (National Organization of Black Lesbians on Aging) provides informal on-linesupport and community-building via closed Facebook groups and a listserv for hundreds of black lesbians, ages 40 and older, across the United States. Based in Atlanta, they also lead in-person community-basededucational forums, discussion groups, and social events for more than 200 black lesbians in the Southeast. ZAMI NOBLA has implemented breast cancer screening interventions in the black lesbian communityand conducted formative qualitative research among black lesbians ages 40 years and older in metropolitan Atlanta.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)80-82
Number of pages3
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2016


  • Black lesbians
  • Black women
  • Breast cancer
  • Lesbians

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies


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