A Personal Story
It’s a great pleasure to introduce myself to you because I want your help and support. My
advocacy for the elimination of HIV Aids came into being from the moment of the first person
who died in my arms in New York City, in 1978. I saw my own death through the lives of the
many persons who was suffering from the lack of care; a failing response that denied our
humanity. So now I have an opportunity to bring a vision to you. I am asking all HOOSIERS,
the Churches, Colleges, and Universities of Indiana to identify and support 2 Hoosiers from each
of 92 counties in Indiana to attend the 2020 International Aids Conference (IAC) in Oakland,
San Francisco, California. The conference will take place July 6 – 10, 2020.
To accomplish this mission I would like to suggest at the possibility for the Indiana
communities to embrace the promotion of our citizens between ages 18 – 30 to attend the
conference. I can see that these young people could come from among all counties and cities
such as Evansville, Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Gary, South Bend. University campuses and these
cities could provide the promotion and selection for these candidates. Anyone may attend the
IAC. Our goal is to be inclusive and representative of the citizens of our state, especially those
living with HIV/AIDS and their caretakers.
The Major benefit of this endeavor is to give these Hoosiers the transformative
experience that will result from meeting 15,000 to 20,000 persons from around the world who
demonstrated their commitment to end the HIV/Aids Crisis as well as advocate the
compassionate care needed by those who have been caught in its wake.
The future is in our hands. Please join me in thought, word, and deed to build an
informed citizenry who in 20 years will be between the ages of 38 and 58 years of age. 20
years from today these young Hoosiers will be the leaders in the status quo strata of Indiana
They can and will make a difference to the quality of life and healthcare in Indiana
affected by their experience while attending the International AIDS Conference.
Thank you for this opportunity to share this vision for the citizens of Indiana who will
benefit from a more caring future of its people.
HIV Community Resource Day In Collaboration with Dress for Success and Indy HIV Resources and
John H. Bonner Neighborhood Community Center
Proceeds to BROTHERS UNITED
10th Annual Harvey Milk Dinner sponsored by IUPUI Student and Faculty Alumni Association 10/12/19
Pictured Belinda Drake, candidate State Representative district 35, partner Tia, and Harold Brown, Community Scholar IUPUI
COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS CREATE ADVOCACY, AWARENESS, AND EDUCATION
HIV Community Awareness Day In collaboration with Marion County Public Health Department and the Ryan White Planning Council TGA
Harold Brown accepted into full membership as first openly African American gay person living with HIVAIDS at Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church,Indianapolis
2018. "Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges"
BUMC Supports LGBTQ+ Community
Check me out as I play the piano after my workout with the Physical Therapist at the Neuroscience building at IU Health!
WATCH and LEARN how to have fun even through pain and loss due to Osteoarthritis brought on by HIV and AIDS over 41 years!
This is one of the reasons to visit the International AIDS and HIV Conference 2020!
I have learned that I can live with HIV and AIDS without losing out on being healthy, happy and alive!
Disclaimer: Don't break your back while dancing to the song played below!
Click the image below to start the video!
Bayard Rustin Gay Union Organizer who as Deputy Director organized the March On Washington, 1963. Friend with Harold Brown during student protest at NYU in 1968.
Building coalitions throughout Indiana offers us the greatest chance of successful intersection between community and its institutions. We have witnessed such an amazing moment of coalition building when we gathered to honor National Black Community Awareness Day at Watkins Park in Indianapolis. We have the best chance to decrease and end the prevalence and incidence of HIV in our Black Community through our action. I am proud to have been present and to have exhibited information about the International AIDS Conference 2020.