About the Authors
PHILL WILSON is founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Black AIDS Institute. Prior to founding the Institute, he served as Director of Policy and Planning at AIDS Project Los Angeles. Wilson was a member of the U.S. delegation to the 1994 World AIDS Summit in Paris, and has worked extensively on HIV/AIDS policy, research, prevention and treatment issues in Russia, Latvia, the Ukraine, the UK, Holland, Germany, France, Mexico, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, India and Botswana. Mr. Wilson graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts in 1977 from Illinois Wesleyan University. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his partner.
KAI WRIGHT is publications editor for the Black AIDS Institute. As a writer and editor in Brooklyn, N.Y., his work explores the politics of sex, race and health. Wright has reported from all over the world for leading independent and community-based publications, ranging from Mother Jones to Essence magazines, and has received several awards and fellowships for his AIDS writing. Wright is author of Drifting Toward Love: Black, Brown, Gay and Coming of Age on the Streets of New York, as well as two books of African-American history. He is a native of Indianapolis, Indiana. To check out more of Kai's work, visit Kaiwright.com.
MICHAEL T. ISBELL is a graduate of Harvard Law School who has worked for two decades in the AIDS field. He was formerly director of the AIDS Litigation Project of the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, director of public policy at Gay Men's Health Crisis, and a member of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS during the Clinton administration. For the past 10 years, he has been a consultant in the public health field on public policy, advocacy-related communications, and organizational development. He lives in New York City.
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