CHEST 20th Anniversary
    • About:

      Kenyon Farrow is the US & Global Health Policy Director for Treatment Action Group, an independent AIDS research and policy think tank fighting for better treatment, a vaccine, and a cure for AIDS, TB and Hep C. In addition At TAG, Kenyon working with community advocates and health departments to develop and implement state and local plans to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and also finalizing a qualitative research project exploring the role of community mobilization in the US HIV response in 10 US cities.

      In addition to his political work, Kenyon is a prolific essayist and author. He is the co-editor of the book Letters from Young Activists: Today’s Rebels Speak Out. His work has also appeared in the anthologies Spirited: Affirming the Soul of Black Lesbian and Gay Identity, Against Equality: Queer Critiques of Same-Sex Marriage, For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Still Not Enough, We Have Not Been Moved: Resisting Racism and Militarism in 21st Century America, and Black Gay Genius: Answering Joseph Beam’s Call.

      Kenyon was named one of Out magazine’s Out 100 for 2008, the Advocate magazine’s “40 Under 40” LGBT Leaders in the United States for 2010, one of Black Entertainment Television’s “Modern Black History Heroes” for 2011, received the Community Activist award at Chicago Black Pride’s Esteem Awards in 2013, and given the 2016 Sexual Freedom Award by the Woodhull Institute.