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Kenyon Farrow

Kenyon Farrow

Contributing Editor

Kenyon was the senior editor of TheBody/TheBodyPro from 2017 to 2020. He is the co-executive director of Partners for Dignity & Rights, a U.S. organization advocating for social and systemic justice.

Kenyon has a long and distinguished track record working in communities impacted by HIV as an activist, writer, and strategist. Kenyon's work has been recognized by many institutions, including Out Magazine's "Out 100" and The Advocate's "40 Under 40." He was also named a "Modern Black History Hero" by Black Entertainment Television.

Latest by Kenyon Farrow

Cakes Da Killa
Interviews

Hip-Hop’s Hardest Confection, ‘Cakes Da Killa,’ Talks New Music, Sex, and COVID-19’s Impact on Pride Bookings

The Jersey-born, Brooklyn-residing Black gay hip-hop artist talks to Kenyon Farrow about his new single and future endeavors.

By Kenyon Farrow
AIDSVu map that depicts state-by-state rates of people living with HIV in the U.S.
Features

The United States Says It'll End Its HIV Epidemic. We're Watching.

We're telling the stories of the people and places that will be profoundly affected by the "Ending the HIV Epidemic" plan as it unfolds, and seeking to answer the question: Can this plan truly end HIV transmission in the U.S.?

By Kenyon Farrow
Ashton P Woods credit Ashton P Woods for Texas Campaign
Interviews

This Houston Black Lives Matter Activist Is Running for Texas State Representative

Ashton P. Woods is the first Black, gay, openly HIV-positive person to run for a state seat in Texas.

By Kenyon Farrow
Ballroom, We Care Community Advisory Meeting
News

More than Voguing, the Ballroom Community Is Fighting a Crystal Meth Epidemic in New York City

A new initiative called Ballroom, We Care is mobilizing community leaders and service providers to address the spike in crystal meth overdose deaths.

By Kenyon Farrow
TheBody: For the Culture -- A World AIDS Day Feature
Viewpoints

This World AIDS Day, We're Doin' It for the Culture

TheBody's senior editor discusses the recent explosion of HIV/AIDS-focused arts and culture in the U.S. -- and its long-overdue focus on marginalized communities.

By Kenyon Farrow
Jaron Benjamin, Lepena Reid, Bryan Jones, and Arianna Lint protest at the U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA) opening plenary session on Sept. 5
News Analysis

To 'End the HIV Epidemic,' Activists Demand Officials Involve Community in Planning

In a sign of growing frustration with the rollout of the federal Ending the HIV Epidemic plan, dozens of activists stormed the U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA) opening plenary session on Sept. 5.

By Kenyon Farrow
Thousands In Chicago Protest Planned ICE Arrests Of Undocumented Immigrants
Reference

Using HIV to Justify Immigration Bans Isn't New. Here's the 35-Year History.

Haitians, gay men, and Central Americans have all been scapegoats in the storied history of American HIV immigration bans.

By Giuli Alvarenga and Kenyon Farrow
Daniel Driffin, Jasmine Tasaki and Eric Paulk.
News

Black LGBT Southern HIV Conference Finds a New Home

After seven years, the Saving Ourselves Symposium will become a project of Southern AIDS Coalition.

By Kenyon Farrow
Members of WeCareTn: Halenia Crews, Chanel Adams, Jamaya Carter, Katrina Spencer, Na'Porsha Latrice, and Jasmine Tasaki
Interviews

For Trans Women in Memphis, WeCareTn Is Building a New Model on Community Strengths

Jasmine Tasaki organizes with her fellow black trans women to creatively make the lives of black trans women better, in HIV prevention and treatment, in healing and thriving.

By Kenyon Farrow
Andy Velez at the 1991 International AIDS Conference in Florence, Italy, protesting a U.S. policy that had barred the entry of people living with HIV
Viewpoints

Honoring the Life of Andy Velez, ACT UP Co-Founder and Longtime HIV Activist

The angelic troublemaker died May 14.

By Kenyon Farrow