World AIDS Day Lecture with George M. Johnson

Dec 1, 2022, 7:00 pm8:30 pm


  • Gender + Sexuality Resource Center
  • Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Department of African American Studies
  • Carl A. Fields Center for Equality + Cultural Understanding
  • Effron Center for the Study of America

World AIDS Day takes place on December 1 each year. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day. —

Event Description

This year, the GSRC will be hosting George M. Johnson to discuss the realities of them living with HIV as a queer, Black person; their life and story; and how their book is now being banned in classrooms across America for telling their truth. George M Johnson is an award-winning Black non-binary writer, author, and activist located in the Los Angeles area. George has written for major outlets including Teen Vogue, Entertainment Tonight, NBC, The Root, Buzzfeed, Essence, and The Grio. They have also served as guest editor for’s Pride Month. They are the author of the New York Times bestselling young adult memoir All Boys Aren’t Blue discussing their adolescence growing up as a young Black queer boy in New Jersey through a series of powerful essays. The book was optioned for television by Gabrielle Union and Sony TV.

Mixer at 6:30 p.m. with leaders and sponsors with the speaker.