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OUR HISTORY AT-A-GLANCE

Men of D.I.S.T.I.N.C., Incorporated (MOD) has a unique history and culture that dates back to the 1980s. It was in 1981 that three visionary gentlemen, known as the “Distinguished Few,” initiated the work that led to the creation of our first organized assembly.


Initially, MOD operated as a local entity, with additional organized assemblies forming over time. On February 25, 1996, the first official chapter, Alpha Chapter, was established in Tallahassee, FL.


Today, Men of D.I.S.T.I.N.C., Incorporated (MOD) boasts over 40 chapters across the Eastern, Far-Western, Southern, and Southwestern regions of the United States.

 

Our Purpose

 

Men of D.I.S.T.I.N.C., Incorporated is a private, 501(c)(10) non profit organization, that serves as a collective of progressive, college-educated and professional individuals, whose purpose is to support, serve, and empower LGBTQ+ people of color and other underserved communities through established programs, community outreach, and mentorship. 

  

Our Mission

 

The mission of Men of D.I.S.T.I.N.C., Incorporated shall be to build character, self-esteem, and virtue in the lives of males, particularly African-American males. While this is directly linked to the service of our community, it shall also be our personal goal to make positive strides toward the service of our local community, regional community, national community, and ultimately provide a world altering service to all humanity, with the assurance that a D.I.S.T.I.N.C. change has been made.


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WHY JOIN MOD?


Men of D.I.S.T.I.N.C., Incorporated (MOD) serves as a collective of progressive, college-educated and professional individuals, whose purpose is to support, serve, and empower LGBTQ+ people of color and other underserved communities through established programs, community outreach, and mentorship.


Every year MOD chapters welcome New Members into our Brotherhood. As a new member, you’ll learn about the elements of MOD: Compassion, Harmony, Ingenuity, Intelligence and Patience. Throughout your life, you’ll continue to grow in MOD through leadership roles, service and fostering a sense of community for other likeminded individuals.

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"Compelled to Service, A Mandate to Give!"

 

Men of D.I.S.T.I.N.C., Incorporated (MOD) is a social and service organization with a distinct mission to provide a world altering service to our local, regional and national communities. Since our first organized assembly, chapters of Men of D.I.S.T.I.N.C., Incorporated have completed over 3,000 hours of service in the form of personal/professional development seminars, LGBTQIA+ community health fairs, disaster relief, Habitat for Humanity, and HIV/AIDS Walks throughout the contiguous United States and abroad.

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How Do

We Make A

Difference?


 

Men of D.I.S.T.I.N.C. is passionate about advancing not only the lives of our members, but the lives of the LGBTQ+ communities of color nationwide. Whether it’s initiating community service efforts, raising awareness for LGBT health and wellness resources, or navigating the unique and challenging issues facing underserved communities of color, we stand together BOLDLY to make a DISTINC change in our communities!

 

 

OPPORTUNITIES

Men of D.I.S.T.I.N.C. (MOD) is committed to being a life-changing element in the growth of the LGBTQIA + communities of color. The programs, partnerships, and scholarships represent MOD’s commitment to investing in its members’ education, leadership development, and success.

 

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Men of D.I.S.T.I.N.C. (MOD) has a diverse range of leadership development programs to empower and encourage our membership to seek leadership positions. Additionally, we encourage collegiate members to take advantage of student organizational leadership training opportunities provided by their institutions.

 

BECOME AN AGENT OF CHANGE

As a member of Men of D.I.S.T.I.N.C. (MOD), you have an unmatched opportunity to learn valuable skills to lead positive changes in your community through brotherhood, fellowship and service.

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