Malcolm Reid
Malcolm Reid is the Director of Programs for THRIVE SS, Inc. THRIVE stands for Transforming HIV Resentments into Victories Everlasting. THRIVE’s mission is to achieve health equity for black same gender loving men living with HIV. Malcolm started as a volunteer in 2016. He co-founded the PASAN, the Political and Social Action Network and in 2017 he created what is now the Silver Lining Project, a program and intervention to support and enhance the lives of black gay men over the age of 50 living with HIV. Both programs exist under the THRIVE SS umbrella and have effectively supported and advocated for Black Gay Men and the broader black queer community. Malcolm is passionate about public policy, especially policies impacting people of color, the LGBTQ+ community, and people living with HIV. He is the Federal Policy Chair on the USPLHIV (United States People Living with HIV) Caucus Steering Committee, and he represents THRIVE SS on HAPAC (HIV & Aging Policy and Action Coalition) and was recently elected as co-chair of the Georgia HIV Justice Coalition. Malcolm has presented at many conferences: AIDSWatch 2019, 2020 and 2021 Positive Living 2019 USCA 2019 Malcolm has been in a 24-year relationship with Stewart Nelson-Reid. They were married in September of 2015 when marriage equality became the law of the land. “I am passionate about our legal rights to equity as human beings and citizens of this country, and I did not want to get married until it was the law in the municipality where I lived.”

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