December is AIDS Awareness Month: Dynamic Speakers Highlighted
20 Dec 2017
The month of December marks AIDS Awareness Month! Here, we've featured some of our most popular voices on the topic:
CLEVE JONES | Jones’ career as an activist began during the turbulent 1970s alongside pioneer gay rights leader Harvey Milk. He has since founded the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt and published his memoir, When We Rise. The acclaimed ABC miniseries by the same name was inspired in part by stories from Cleve’s book.
HYDEIA BROADBENT | Abandoned at birth and diagnosed with HIV, Broadbent has dedicated her life to advocating for AIDS prevention. She has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, 20/20 and Good Morning America.
GREG LOUGANIS | Louganis made Olympic history as the first male diver to earn double gold in both the 1984 and 1988 Games. Diagnosed with HIV soon after, he penned the inspirational New York Times Bestseller, Breaking the Surface.
MELYSSA FORD | The star of Bravo’s hit reality docu-series Blood, Sweat & Heels, Ford is passionate about raising awareness about HIV/AIDS, and inspires audiences to persevere in the face of personal difficulties.
KATHY NAJIMY | Seen in over 25 films including Sister Act and The Wedding Planner, Najimy has been a leader in AIDS activism for over two decades. Dubbed a "social action hero," she urges us all to work toward making the world a better place.