Corey Johnson

Speaker of the New York City Council
Larry Kramer Activist Award

It is our pleasure to announce that Corey Johnson will receive this year's Larry Kramer Activist Award. Johnson was elected to serve as Speaker of the New York City Council in 2018. With a reputation as a tenacious advocate for his constituents, he has passed dozens of pieces of legislation, standing up for tenants, victims of domestic violence, transgender New Yorkers, those involved with our criminal justice system, and more. He is a member of the Council’s LGBT Caucus and is the only openly HIV-positive elected official in New York State.

Phill Wilson

President & CEO, Black AIDS Institute
Judith Peabody Humanitarian Award

We are equally thrilled to honor Phill Wilson with the Judith Peabody Humanitarian Award. One of the most prominent African-American HIV/AIDS activists, Wilson has served as President and CEO of the Black AIDS Institute for the past 19 years, announcing his upcoming retirement in February 2018. The Institute’s mission is to stop the AIDS pandemic in Black communities by engaging and mobilizing Black leaders, institutions and individuals in efforts to confront HIV through a rich breadth of national programs. 

GALA Cocktails, dinner & awards

honoring the contributions of those who lead the fight against HIV/AIDS

6PM Cocktails, 7pm DINNER & AWARDS
Fifth Avenue at 58th Street  | New York City
TICKETS: $1,000 | TABLES: $10,000 and up

ATTIRE: Black tie


young friends of gmhc Afterparty

Thursday, march 22, 2018
Museum of SEX
fifth AVENUE at 27th Street | New YORK CITY
Tickets: $50 in advance, $75 at the door


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Sponsorship packages start at $10,000
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About Gay Men's Health Crisis

Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) is the world's first HIV/AIDS service organization. GMHC is on the front lines providing services to over 12,000 people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Programs include testing, prevention, nutrition, legal, workforce development, housing, mental health, and substance use services. GMHC also advocates for stronger public policies at the local, state and federal level with the goal of ending AIDS as an epidemic. For more information, visit