Jameer Baptiste – The LGBT Rights Advocate

Photo Courtesy of Jameer Baptiste

Jameer Baptiste is busy. As an activist he’s known for his work in the HIV, Black, and LGBT communities. 

“I’m a South Florida local who has championed LGBTQ+ rights for most of my adult life,” he said. 

In his professional life he wears many hats including CEO of his family roofing company, D&B roofing; events manager for Hotspots! Events; and Operating Manager of the Hotspots! Happening Out Art Gallery with Dennis Dean.

Baptiste also serves on several boards including community co-chair of the MSM Advisory Group, a Broward Department of Health workgroup that advocates for the treatment, prevention and education for men who have sex with men; executive committee member of the Broward County HIV Prevention Planning Council (BCHPPC); a board member of the Hollywood LGBTQ+ Council; and a committee member of My Hollywood Pride.

He has no plans to slow down. 

“There is so much more to do, especially now,” he said. “So I hope we can all band together for the battle we have ahead of us.” 

And that’s what the 39-year-old is currently doing. His resume is extensive. He started his activism in college pledging to gay/bisexual fraternity Delta Lambda Phi and serving as the Vice President of the college’s Gay/Straight Alliance, among other roles. After graduating, he became the Field Director of SAVE. He’s also worked with Miami Beach Pride, FunMaps, Guy/Next Magazine and OutClique, Web Editor for KWIR. 


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