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Georgm M. Johnson

Black Queer Writer, HIV and LGBTQ Activist

George M Johnson is an Award Winning Black Non-Binary Writer, Author, and Activist located in the NYC area.

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George M Johnson is an Award Winning Black Non-Binary Writer, Author, and Activist located in the NYC area. They were awarded the 2019 Salute to Excellence Award by the National Association of Black Journalists for their article “When Racism Anchors your Health, and recently named to The Root 100 Most Influential African Americans in 2020. They were also honored as a 2021 “Heroes in the Struggle Award” by the Black AIDS Institute for their HIV activism and literary contributions.

They are the author of the Bestselling Young Adult memoir All Boys Aren’t Blue discussing their adolescence growing up as a young Black Queer boy in New Jersey through a series of powerful essays. Their book has been optioned for Television by Gabrielle Union and Sony TV, and will be translated into French, Spanish, and distributed in the UK 2021.

George is an HIV and LGBTQ activist, serving as Chair of the Black Leadership AIDS Crisis Coalition for Black Gay Men for AIDS Healthcare Foundation, a National Advisor for ViiV pharmaceutical, and Gilead Speaker. They are also called on to discuss various issues facing the LGBTQ community from civil rights leaders to politicians.

As a journalist, George has written for major and niche media outlets like, Teen Vogue, Entertainment Tonight, NBC, The Root, Buzzfeed, Essence, Ebony, THEM, and The Grio. They have also served as Guest Editor for’s Pride month. They write on topics ranging from Race, Gender, Sex, HIV, Intersectionality, Politics, Culture, Health and Pop-Culture, and is never afraid to “go there” and ask the tough questions.

George has also been seen on Politics Nation with Al Sharpton on MSNBC, Buzzfeed’s AM2DM, The Grapevine, PBS Nightly News, and various shows on Sirius XM Radio. George also moderates and speaks on many panels throughout the year including clients like Gilead Pharmaceuticals, Twitter & Proctor and Gamble and Human Rights Campaign.

On social media, George has an impressive presence, with nearly 80,000 engaged followers on Twitter who are always eager to see what George writing next.George is also proud HBCU alum twice over, and a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated.

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