WHAT IS ADODI?

[pronounced ah-DOH-dee]

They ask us who we are. We proudly respond “We are ADODI.”

We are same gender loving men of African descent who love men with dignity, honor and respect.

Adodi was born in 1986 in Philadelphia, and now the Adodi brothers can be found throughout the U.S. and parts of the Caribbean, West Africa, France and Great Britain.

It has become one of the most, if not the most affirming and spiritually uplifting movements of same gender loving men of African descent in the world.

The ideals and principles of Adodi provide a code of conduct and a roadmap toward fostering relationships among men based on agape love, mutuality and respect.

The wonderful experience of Adodi engenders community, self-empowerment, and spiritual and personal growth.

The uniqueness of Adodi — and some call it the magic of Adodi, is in its communion of commonality rather than difference.

The Adodi experience engenders community, self-awareness and empowerment as well as spiritual growth. The bedrock of the brotherhood is a mutual acknowledgement and affirmation of a common yet diasporic African heritage, coupled with an appreciative acceptance of same-gender love among men.

This special formula allows the brotherhood to adeptly transcend ageism, classism and internalized homophobia, and instead, places its unique Adodi focus on our individual strengths and gifts and the intrinsic value that we each bring to one another.

Adodi, the plural of Ado, Yoruba word that describes a man who “loves” another man. More than just a description of partners in Africa, the Adodi of the tribe are thought to embody both male and female ways of being and were revered as shamans, sages and leaders.

Adodi currently has chapters in Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia, New York, Washington, DC and Adodi Southern Region (ASR) serving brothers in the Southern States.

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Adodi Founder, Clifford Rawlins 1950- 1993

Adodi Founder, Clifford Rawlins 1950- 1993

QUESTION: How do I join Adodi? How do I become a member?

ANSWER: To become an Adodi brother/member, please consider joining us at our upcoming Summer retreat.

THE SUMMER RETREAT PROVIDES AN INITIATION EXPERIENCE THAT FULLY WELCOMES YOU INTO THE BROTHERHOOD OF ADODI!


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