Guy Anthony is Co-Founder and President of Black, Gifted & Whole who is a well-respected HIV/AIDS activist, community leader, and author. Diagnosed with HIV as a teen, Guy has dedicated his adult life to the pursuit of neutralizing global HIV/Aids-related stigmas. He released Pos(+)tively Beautiful: Affirmations, Advocacy & Advice on World AIDS Day in 2012. This collection of inspiring narratives, raw imagery, and affirming anecdotes have earned Guy much acclaim, including being named one of the top 100 HIV prevention leaders under 30 by POZ Magazine and as one of the top 100 Black LGBTQ/SGL Emerging Leaders to Watch by National Black Justice Coalition.
Guy served as a Program Manager/Coordinator for the Treatment Adherence program at Us Helping Us, a local AIDS service organization serving Black communities in the Washington, DC area for two years. In his role at US Helping Us, Guy worked with newly diagnosed Black gay men to help them come to terms with their status, navigate the complex health care system so they can access care, and develop plans for them to adhere to their treatment regimen and achieve viral suppression. Guy also serves on Washington, DC’s Ryan White Planning Council, overseeing millions of dollars in HIV funding for the city and is a regular contributor to AIDS.gov andPOZ.com. Guy serves as a brand ambassador to ViiV Healthcare, one of the country’s largest pharmaceutical companies. He is the President/CEO the Black, Gifted & Whole Foundation, a two-fold intermediary organization that provides scholarships to Black gay men attending Historically Black Colleges & Universities.
Guy is currently focused on mobilizing HIV-positive Black gay men. He hosts POZ-ONLY advocates dinners quarterly and facilitates a summit entitled “#POZTALK”, which is an intergenerational conversation that transcends age and socio-economic status. He is currently pitching these #POZTALKS to Black Gay Pride Celebrations around the Country.
George M Johnson is Co-Founder/Vice President of Black, Gifted & Whole and a native of Plainfield NJ, educated at Virginia Union University and Bowie State University respectively. George's work has been featured on EBONY.com, JET Magazine, Huffington Post, TheBody.com, MusedMagonline.com, HIVEqual.org, Aumag.org, DiverseEducation.com, Blavity.com, Pride.com, and RoleReboot.org. His work ranges in topics of sex, gender, race, intersectionality, pop culture, politics, and education. He currently writes a column for Arts & Understanding magazine. His words and tweets have been used in various media publications such as CNN, BET, VIBE, The Atlantic, and COMPLEX.
He made national media attention when his tweet about racism in swimming in correlation to Simone Manual's Olympic Gold Medal win went viral. He was profiled on ESSENCE.com, and the followup story to the tweet was shared and liked over 500,000 times. He has has been featured on HuffPost Live and the Karen Hunter Show for Sirius XM radio. He can also be found running his mouth on FaceBook and Twitter about current events and trending topics.
National Youth Pride Services named him number 1 on their list of 50 winners helping others to win for 2016.