- A founding member of ACT UP (1983), co-founder of both Housing Works (1990) and the Health Global Access Project (1999), and Civil Society Partnerships Advisor to UN AIDS (since 2009).
- Co-producer and senior AIDS advisor on the documentary film, "A Closer Walk," directed by Robert Bilheimer
- An openly gay man who has been symptomatic with AIDS since 1980.
Resistance, Activism, and Protest: Time for a Rebirth! [February 22, 2017; video]
Spring 2017 Theme: Unrest
At an institution dedicated to inquiry and examination, the intellectual waters are always in a state of unrest. Unrest, in a scientific sense, can imply loss of equilibrium. Unrest can be one feature of a psychological state leading to questioning or creativity; of a social state leading to criticism or conflict. Unrest can be a stimulus or a crisis, a challenge or a moment.