Bisi Alimi Bisi Alimi is a Nigerian is a Nigerian gay rights activist, public speaker, blog writer and HIV/LGBT advocate who achieved notoriety when he became the first Nigerian to come out of the closet o...
Bob Hattoy Bob Hattoy was an American activist on issues related to gay rights, AIDS and the environment.
Bobbi Campbell Bobbi Campbell was an early United States AIDS activist.
Bobby Shriver Robert Sargent "Bobby" Shriver III is an American activist, attorney, journalist and a Democratic member of the Santa Monica City Council in Santa Monica, California.
Bono Paul David Hewson (born 10 May 1960), known by his stage name Bono, is an Irish singer, musician, venture capitalist and humanitarian best known for being the main vocalist and lyricist of...
Brent Nicholson Earle Brent Nicholson Earle was an early activist in the effort to promote awareness and prevent the spread of AIDS, notable for his long-distance runs to support his cause and raise money for AIDS se...
Brigitte Sy Brigitte Sy is a French actress and filmmaker.
Brownie Mary Mary Jane Rathbun, popularly known as Brownie Mary, was an American medical cannabis activist.
C. Everett Koop Charles Everett Koop, MD (October 14, 1916 – February 25, 2013) was an American pediatric surgeon and public health administrator.
Carl Bean Carl Bean is the founding prelate of the Unity Fellowship Church Movement, a liberal protestant denomination that is particularly welcoming of lesbian, gay and bisexual African Americans.
Carl Karcher Carl Nicholas Karcher SMOM was an American businessman, founder of the Carl's Jr. hamburger chain, now owned by parent company CKE Restaurants, Inc.
Cheyenne Jackson Cheyenne Jackson (born July 12, 1975) is an American actor and singer.
Chris Oyler Chris Oyler is an American author, AIDS survivor and activist.
Christina Aguilera Christina María Aguilera (born December 18, 1980) is an American singer-songwriter and television personality.
Chung To Chung To is a Chinese AIDS activist, co-founder of the Chi Heng Foundation.
Cleve Jones Cleve Jones (born October 11, 1954) is an American AIDS and LGBT rights activist.
Daniel Defert Daniel Defert is a prominent French AIDS activist and the founding president of the first AIDS awareness organization in France, AIDES. He started the organization after the death of his partner...
Darren Criss Darren Everett Criss (born February 5, 1987) is an American actor, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer.
David B. Feinberg David Barish Feinberg (November 25, 1956 - November 2, 1994) was an American writer and AIDS activist.
David Kirby (AIDS Activist) David Lawrence Kirby was an AIDS activist, and the subject of a photograph taken at his death bed by Therese Frare.
Denise Main Denise Maillet Main is a leading AIDS activist and a preeminent doctor in the San Francisco Bay area.
Dennis deLeon Dennis deLeon was an American human rights lawyer, HIV/AIDS activist and Latino community leader.
Dennis Peron Dennis Peron is an openly gay American medical cannabis and LGBT activist and businessman who was the figurehead for the legality of cannabis throughout the 1990s influencing many in California ...
Didier Lestrade Didier Lestrade, is a French author, magazine publisher, AIDS and LGBT rights advocate.
Elisabeth Rosenthal Elisabeth Rosenthal is a medical doctor who writes for The New York Times specializing in epidemic disease, and scientific and environmental matters.
Elizabeth Glaser Elizabeth Glaser, née Meyer, was a major American AIDS activist and child advocate married to actor and director Paul Michael Glaser.
Elizabeth Mataka Elizabeth Mataka was the United Nations Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa, as appointed on May 21, 2007 by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, replacing Stephen Lewis.
Elizabeth Taylor Dame Elizabeth Rosemond "Liz" Taylor, DBE (February 27, 1932 – March 23, 2011) was a British-American actress.
Elton John Sir Elton Hercules John CBE (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is an English rock singer-songwriter, composer, pianist and occasional actor.
Emma Tuahepa Emma Touny Waundjua Tuahepa is a Namibian HIV/AIDS activist.
Enkyo Pat O'Hara Enkyō Pat O'Hara is a Soto priest and teacher in the Harada-Yasutani lineage of Zen Buddhism.
Eric Rofes Eric Rofes was a gay activist, feminist, educator, and author who wrote or edited 12 books.
Famke Janssen Famke Beumer Janssen (born 5 November 1965) is a Dutch actress, director, screenwriter, and former fashion model.
Frank Pallone Frank Joseph Pallone, Jr. (born October 30, 1951) is the U.S. Representative for NJ's 6, serving since 1993.
Gaetano Kagwa Gaetano Jjuko Kagwa is a Ugandan media personality.
Gao Yaojie Gao Yaojie is a Chinese gynecologist, academic, and AIDS activist in Zhengzhou, Henan province, China.
Geoffrey Bowers Geoffrey F. Bowers (1954–1987) was the plaintiff in one of the first AIDS discrimination cases to go to public hearing.
George Baxter (lawyer) George Thomas Baxter is an attorney who fought for the rights of victims of AIDS and won the landmark verdict against the blood industry for allowing the United States blood supply to be contami...
Gideon Byamugisha Reverend Canon Gideon Byamugisha (born 1959) is an Anglican priest in Uganda with a parish outside of Kampala.
Glen Maxey Glen Maxey is an American politician from Austin, Texas, who was the first openly gay member of the Texas Legislature.
Hank Wilson Henry "Hank" Wilson was a longtime San Francisco LGBT rights activist and long term AIDS activist and survivor.
Hanson (band) Hanson is an American pop-rock band from Tulsa, Oklahoma formed by brothers Isaac (guitar, piano, vocals), Taylor (keyboards, piano, guitar, drums, vocals), and Zac Hanson (drums, piano, guitar,...
Henry Nicols Henry Joseph Nicols was an American HIV/AIDS activist who became the first American student to intentionally disclose his HIV infection to his community in March 1991.
Herbert de Souza Herbert Jose "Betinho" de Souza (November 13, 1935 – August 9, 1997) was a sociologist and activist against economic injustice and government corruption in Brazil and founder of the Brazilian In...
Holland Taylor Holland Virginia Taylor is an American actress of film, stage and television.
Hu Jia (activist) Hu Jia is an activist and dissident in the People's Republic of China.
Ilka Tanya Payán Ilka Tanya Payán was a Dominican actress and attorney who later became a prominent AIDS/HIV activist in the United States.
Iman (model) Iman Mohamed Abdulmajid (Imaan Maxamed Cabdimajiid, ايمان محمد عبد المجيد) (born July 25, 1955), professionally known as Iman (which means "faith" in Arabic), is a Somali fashion model...
Issan Dorsey Issan Dorsey (March 7, 1933 — September 6, 1990), born Tommy Dorsey, Jr., was a Sōtō Zen monk and teacher, Dharma heir of Zentatsu Richard Baker and onetime abbot of Hartford Street Zen C...
J. Kevin Barlow J. Kevin Barlow is Mi'kmaq from the Indian Island, New Brunswick.
James Chau James Chau (Chinese: 周柳建成 Zhōuliú Jiànchéng) who was born on 11 December, 1977, is a journalist, television presenter, and United Nations Goodwill Ambassador.
James Molinaro James Molinaro (born March 11, 1931) is the Borough President of Staten Island.
Jennifer Jako Jennifer Jako is an AIDS activist, filmmaker, photographer, lecturer and designer.
Jessica Lange Jessica Phyllis Lange (born April 20, 1949) is an American actress who has worked in film, theater, and television.
Joel Gustave Nana Ngongang Joël Gustave Nana Ngongang, frequently known as Joel Nana, is a leading African LGBT human rights advocate and HIV/AIDS activist.
Joel Weisman Joel D. Weisman D.O. (February 20, 1943 – July 18, 2009) was one of the first to identify a pattern of illnesses that was ultimately diagnosed as AIDS during his work as a general practiti...
Jorge Saavedra Jorge Saavedra López is general director of the Centro Nacional para la Prevencion y el Control del VIH/SIDA (CENSIDA), an agency of the Mexican Ministry of Health.
Joseph Sonnabend Joseph Adolph Sonnabend, M.D. (born 1933 in South Africa) is a distinguished retired physician, scientist and AIDS researcher, notable for pioneering community-based research, the propagation of...
Jurnee Smollett Jurnee Diana Smollett (born October 1, 1986) is an American actress.
Justin B. Terry-Smith Justin B. Terry-Smith (Justin B. Smith) born on December 27th, 1979 is a Silver Spring, Maryland native.
Kathy Griffin Kathleen Mary "Kathy" Griffin (born November 4, 1960) is an American actress and comedian.
Kemba Smith Foundation The Kemba Smith Foundation is an American charitable organization which aims to raise awareness of certain social issues, including drug abuse, violence, AIDS, teenage pregnancy, and abuse.
Kristin Cavallari Kristin Elizabeth Cutler (née Cavallari; born January 5, 1987) is an American television personality, fashion designer, and actress.
Kristine Gebbie Kristine Moore Gebbie, DrPH, RN, is a Professor of Nursing at Columbia University School of Nursing.
Lady Gaga Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (born March 28, 1986), known by her stage name Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, activist, businesswoman, fashion designer a...
Larry Kessler Larry Kessler is the Founding Director of the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts, an agency that has served over half of all people diagnosed with AIDS in Massachusetts, educated generations...
Larry Kramer Larry Kramer (born June 25, 1935) is an American playwright, author, public health advocate, and LGBT rights activist.
Lea Michele Lea Michele Sarfati (born August 29, 1986), known professionally as Lea Michele, is an American actress and singer, best known for her performance as Rachel Berry on the Fox television ser...
Liev Schreiber Isaac Liev Schreiber (born October 4, 1967) is an American actor, producer, director, and screenwriter.
Lieve Fransen Lieve Fransen, MD, PhD is, since 2007, the Director of the Representations Directorate (Directorate B) in Directorate-General Communication for the European Commission.
Line Renaud Line Renaud is a popular French singer, actress and AIDS activist.
Madonna (entertainer) Madonna Louise Ciccone (born August 16, 1958) is an American singer-songwriter, actress, director, dancer, and entrepreneur.
Magic Johnson Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Jr. (born August 14, 1959) is a retired American professional basketball player who played point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball A...
Margaret Nichols Margaret E. Nichols (born 1947) is an American psychologist and sex therapist who works with individuals and couples and has sub-specialties in sexual dysfunction, trauma and in the population o...
Mariela Castro Mariela Castro Espín (born July 27, 1962 in Havana, Cuba) is the director of the Cuban National Center for Sex Education in Havana and an activist for LGBT rights in Cuba.
Marilyn Lovell Matz Marilyn Lovell Matz was an American actress, singer, AIDS activist and therapist.
Mark Barnes Mark Barnes (born 1960) is a prolific attorney and advocate.
Mark de Solla Price Mark de Solla Price is an author, journalist, public speaker, civil rights activist, and HIV/AIDS educator.
Mark Harrington (AIDS activist) Mark Harrington (born San Francisco) is an AIDS researcher, and co-founder and policy director of the Treatment Action Group (TAG), in 1992.
Mark Josephson Mark E. Josephson, M.D., (born 1943) is an American cardiologist and writer, who was in the 1970s one of the American pioneers of the medical cardiology subspecialty of cardiac electrophysiology.
Martin Delaney (activist) Martin "Marty" Delaney (December 9, 1945 – January 23, 2009) was an advocate for HIV/AIDS treatments.
Marvelyn Brown Marvelyn Brown (born on May 7, 1984 in Nashville, Tennessee is an African American author and AIDS activist whose autobiographical book (The Naked Truth: Young, Beautiful and (HIV) Positive) tel...
Mary Elizabeth Clark Sister Mary Elizabeth Clark (born 1938, Pontiac, Michigan) is the main mover of the AIDS Education and Global Information System database, previously a pre-World Wide Web bulletin board system.
Noriyasu Akase Noriyasu Akase was the first person in Japan to admit publicly that he was HIV positive.
Ntare Mwine Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine (1967-present) is an American-Ugandan stage and film actor, playwright, photographer and documentarian.
Paddy Chew Paddy Chew (March 29, 1960 - August 21, 1999) was the first Singaporean AIDS victim to come out to the general public.
Patrick Dixon Dr Patrick Dixon is an author and business consultant, often described as a futurist.
Paul Farmer Paul Edward Farmer (born October 26, 1959) is best known for his humanitarian work providing "first world" health care for "third world" people, beginning in Haiti.
Paul Michael Glaser Paul Michael Glaser is an American actor and director, perhaps best known for his role as Detective David Starsky on the 1970s television series Starsky and Hutch; he also appeared as Captai...
Paul Popham Paul Graham Popham was an American gay rights activist who served as the president of the Gay Men's Health Crisis from 1981 until 1985.
Paula Donovan Paula Donovan is an American AIDS and women's rights activist.
Paulo Teixeira (doctor) Dr. Paulo Teixeira was the Director of the HIV/AIDS Department at the World Health Organization in 2003.
Pedro Zamora Pedro Pablo Zamora (born Pedro Pablo Zamora y Díaz, February 29, 1972–November 11, 1994) was a Cuban-American AIDS educator and television personality.
Peter Jepson-Young Dr. Peter Jepson-Young (1957-1992), better known as simply Dr. Peter, was a medical doctor in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada who promoted AIDS and HIV awareness and education in the e...
Peter Piot Baron Peter Piot, MD, PhD FRCP (born 1949 in Leuven, Belgium) is a former Under Secretary-General of the United Nations, former Executive Director of the UN specialized agency UNAIDS, director o...
Phill Wilson Phill Wilson (born April 22, 1956) founded the Black AIDS Institute in 1999 and is a prominent African-American HIV/AIDS activist.
Philly Lutaaya Philly ForumKorner was a Ugandan musician who was the first prominent Ugandan to give a human face to HIV/AIDS. Before dying of AIDS, Lutaaya had spent his remaining healthy time writing songs a...
Princess Stéphanie of Monaco Princess Stéphanie of Monaco, Countess of Polignac is the youngest child of Rainier III, Prince of Monaco and American actress Grace Kelly, and the sister of Albert II, Prince of Monaco, and Car...
R. L. Shep Robert Lee "Robb" Shep is an American writer, publisher and textile researcher.
Rain (entertainer) Jung Ji-Hoon (born June 25, 1982), better known by his stage name Rain, is a South Korean singer, actor, songwriter, dancer, model, producer and designer.
Ray brothers Ricky, Robert D and Randy Ray were three hemophiliac brothers who were diagnosed with HIV in 1986.
Richard Berkowitz Richard Berkowitz is a gay American author and activist best known as an early advocate of safe sex in response to the AIDS crisis among gay men in the 1980s.
Richard Feachem Sir Richard George Andrew Feachem, KBE, FREng is Professor of Global Health at both the University of California, San Francisco, and the University of California, Berkeley, and Director of the ]...
Richard Gere Richard Tiffany Gere (born August 31, 1949) is an American actor.
Richard Holcomb Richard Holcomb (born September 21, 1976) is a commercial worker specialist, street outreach worker and HIV prevention counselor in Providence, Rhode Island.
Robert Levithan Robert Levithan is an American writer and HIV/AIDS activist who has had a significant influence on LGBT culture.
Rod Michano Rod Michano, (born Toussaint Roderick Michano, April 19, 1964 in Thunder Bay, Ontario) is a noted Canadian First Nations HIV/AIDS activist and educator.
Ronnie Mutimusekwa Ronnie Mutimusekwa (1955-1992) was the first AIDS activist in Zimbabwe, Africa.
Rosie O'Donnell Roseann "Rosie" O'Donnell (born March 21, 1962) is an American comedian, actress, author and television personality.
Rosie Perez Rosa María "Rosie" Pérez is an American actress, dancer, choreographer, director and community activist.
Rutger Hauer Rutger Oelsen Hauer is a Dutch actor, writer, and environmentalist.
Ruth Brinker Ruth Marie Brinker was an American AIDS activist and founder of the nonprofit, Project Open Hand.
Ryan White Ryan Wayne White (December 6, 1971 – April 8, 1990) was an American teenager from Kokomo, Indiana, who became a national poster child for HIV/AIDS in the United States, after being expelled...
Salma Kikwete Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete (born October 7, 1950) is the 4th and current President of the United Republic of Tanzania.
Salman Ahmad Salman Ahmad (b. December 12, 1963), is a Pakistani guitarist, occasional actor, science activist, and professor at the City University of New York.
Sean Strub Sean O'Brien Strub (b. 1958) is a writer and activist who founded POZ magazine and POZ en Español, (for people impacted by HIV/AIDS), Mamm (for women impacted by breast cancer), Real H...
Sharon Stone Sharon Vonne Stone (born March 10, 1958) is an American actress, film producer, and former fashion model.
Sheila Tlou Sheila Dinotshe Tlou is a Botswana specialist in HIV/AIDS and women's health, and a nursing educator.
Sheryl Sandberg Sheryl Kara Sandberg (born August 28, 1969) is an American businesswoman.
Shilpa Shetty Shilpa Shetty (born June 8, 1975) is an Indian film actress and model.
Shirley Manson Shirley Ann Manson (born 26 August 1966) is a Scottish recording artist and actress, best known internationally as the lead vocalist of the alternative rock band Garbage.
Simon Nkoli Simon Tseko Nkoli was an anti-apartheid, gay rights and AIDS activist in South Africa.
Stephen Donaldson (activist) Stephen Donaldson (July 27, 1946 – July 18, 1996), born Robert Anthony Martin, Jr and also known by the pseudonym Donny the Punk, was an American bisexual-identified LGBT political a...
Stephen Gendin Stephen Gendin was a prominent AIDS activist, involved with ACT UP, ActUp/RI, Sex Panic!, Community Prescription Service, POZ Magazine, and the Radical Faeries.
Stephen Lewis Stephen Henry Lewis, is a Canadian politician, broadcaster and diplomat.
Steve Michael Steve Michael was a member of ACT UP and in 1996 was the AIDS Cure Party's candidate for President of the United States, with Anne Northrup as his running mate.
Susan Bluestein Susan Bluestein (born May 27, 1946) is an Emmy Award-winning American casting director and the widow of actor Brad Davis.
Suzanne Engo Suzanne Africa Engo - now known as Africa Engo is a vegan celebrity activist and star of the documentary film "I love Africa" which has an online new media release with MTV Networks MTV ACT arm ...
Suzy Becker Suzanne Becker is an American author, illustrator, entrepreneur, educator, and social activist.
Tamsin Wilton Tamsin Elizabeth Wilton was an Cornish academic, a lesbian activist, theorist, social researcher, writer and cartoonist, and professor of Human Sexuality in the School of Social Science at the U...
Tom Kalin Tom Kalin is an award-winning screenwriter, film director, producer, and professor of experimental film at European Graduate School in Saas-Fee.
Tomás Fabregas Tomás Luis Fábregas Boudín (1958-September 22, 1994) was an AIDS activist.
Tony Kushner Anthony Robert "Tony" Kushner (born July 16, 1956) is an American playwright and screenwriter.
Vicci Laine Vicci Laine is the stage name of an American transsexual stage performer, singer, HIV/AIDS fundraiser and activist.
Vineeta Rastogi Vineeta Rastogi was an Indian-American AIDS activist, public health worker and Peace Corps Volunteer in Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Vito Russo Vito Russo (July 11, 1946 – November 7, 1990) was an American LGBT activist, film historian and author who is best remembered as the author of the book The Celluloid Closet (1981, revised ed...
Wan Yanhai Wan Yanhai is the best-known AIDS activist in China born 20 November 1963.
Wangdu (activist) Wangdu (Chinese: Wangdui) is a former Tibetan monk who became an AIDS activist at the age of 41.
William Brandon Lacy Campos William Brandon Lacy Campos was born on 31 August 1977 in Duluth, Minnesota, and passed away on 9 November 2012 in New York.
Winstone Zulu Winstone Zulu was a Zambian HIV and tuberculosis activist.
Zackie Achmat Zackie Achmat is a South African activist, most widely known as founder and chairman of the Treatment Action Campaign and for his work on the behalf of people living with HIV and AIDS in South A...
Zhou Dan Zhou Dan ( born in January 1974, is a lawyer, scholar and activist in China.