Dwayne Jenkins is a native New Yorker from the Bronx who has lived in Nashville since 1994. He has worked at Nashville CARES, the state’s leading HIV/AIDS Service Organization for more than 15 years. Since his employment at CARES he has volunteered for a variety of committees, as well as served on a host of local LGBT group’s Board of Directors. Dwayne is the Executive Director of the Brothers United Network, Inc., the state’s only African American LGBT 501c3 organization, and is the President of Nashville’s Black Gay Pride Celebration. He is currently the Community Advisor to the Gay Straight Alliance at Tennessee State University, and Board Chair of the International Federation of Black Prides organization.
Dwayne attended Buffalo State College and received a bachelors in communications, and has been a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. for more than 25 years. He has three sons, two god children and lives with his partner of 15 years and their Cocker Spaniel.