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Born with HIV, Hydeia Broadbent spoke at the 1996 Republican National Convention at age 12. She graced the cover of POZ twice.
In the 1980s, Frankie Franklin-Foxx became active in the support group Chicago Women’s AIDS Project.
An epidemiologist who addressed HIV and COVID-19 disparities, Stephaun Elite Wallace loved music and founded the House of Marc Jacobs.
An influential author and out lesbian, Susan Love advanced innovative ideas on breast cancer as well as hormone replacement therapy.
One of the original supermodels of the ’80s and ’90s, Tatjana Patitz also starred in George Michael’s video for “Freedom! ’90.”
Dawn Smith, MD, MPH, fought to expand PrEP and end HIV, notably among women and Black communities.
An influential religious leader, Calvin O. Butts III also served on the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA).
Powell had received treatment for multiple myeloma, which can lead to poorer response to COVID-19 vaccines.
Those in Hollywood and beyond remember Cicely Tyson as a brilliant thespian who broke barriers for Black actresses.
Transgender and gender-nonconforming people face high HIV rates and record numbers of violent deaths.
The Supreme Court justice died from complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer.
He privately battled the disease for four years while still acting in several films, including the Marvel box office hit.
A community leader and academic, Simmons also led the DC-based HIV nonprofit Us Helping Us. He died of prostate cancer.
“Improving the lives of those with HIV and AIDS has been my mission and life’s work for over two decades.”
A fighter for other women living with HIV, she worked at the Hyacinth Clinic in Newark, New Jersey.
All things considered, he will be remembered well.
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