WHO WE ARE
Guy Anthony is a well-respected HIV/AIDS activist, community leader and author. Diagnosed with HIV as a teen, Guy has dedicated his adult life to the pursuit of neutralizing local and global HIV/AIDS-related stigmatization. He released Pos(+)tively Beautiful: Affirmations, Advocacy & Advice on World AIDS Day in 2012. This collection of inspiring narratives, raw imagery, and affirming anecdotes has earned Guy much acclaim, including being named one of the top 100 HIV prevention leaders under 30 by POZ Magazine, one of the top 100 Black LGBTQ/SGL Emerging Leaders to Watch by National Black Justice Coalition, and one of DBQ Magazine’s LOUD 100 which happens to be the only LGBTQ list of 100 influential people of color.
Guy served as a Program Manager/Coordinator for the Treatment Adherence program at Us Helping Us, a local AIDS service organization serving Black communities in the Washington, DC area for two years. In his role at US Helping Us, Guy worked with newly diagnosed Black gay men to help them come to terms with their status, navigate the complex health care system so they can access care, and develop plans for them to adhere to their treatment regimen and achieve viral suppression. Guy also served on Washington, DC’s Ryan White Planning Council, overseeing millions of dollars in HIV funding for the city as Community Co-chair. He is a regular contributor to AIDS.gov andPOZ.com. Currently, Guy serves as brand ambassador to ViiV Healthcare, one of
the country’s largest pharmaceutical companies and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the largest AIDS Service Organization in the world. He is the Founder of the Black, Gifted & Whole Foundation, a two-fold intermediary organization that provides scholarships to Black gay men attending college.
In 2018, Guy has been named one of the Top 35 Millennial Influencers by Next Bing Thing Inc., as as one of six “Black Companies You Should know” by Ebony Magazine. Guy currently resides in Brooklyn, New York and is focused on expanding Black, Gifted & Whole into international markets.
Remmington F. Belford is an avid New Orleans saints Fan, and a southern gentleman who believes that you get more places being pleasant hailing from Houston, Texas. He is the third of four brothers, and comes from a large extended family who have helped to define the man he is today.
Remmington attended Prairie View A&M University and transferred to Texas Southern University where he studied biology and chemistry, graduating in 2013. During undergrad Remmington served on two Student Government Executive Boards, and was an active member of the NAACP chapter on campus.
Upon his graduation from Texas Southern University, Remmington began work in the nonprofit sector at the intersection of marginalized communities of the Greater Houston Area and pharmaceutical companies to provide patients with medication assistance programs and case management.
Remmington’s passion for community and service lead him to work with the Sylvester Turner for Mayor campaign and join the Houston GLBT Political Caucus. While under the tutelage of some of Houston’s most prolific leaders Remmington was encouraged to apply for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) Emerging Leaders Internship.
Remmington F. Belford
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After completing the (CBCF) Emerging Leaders Internship, Remmington was offered a position in the Office of Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, D-TX where he joined her Legislation and communications team as a Press Secretary and Legislative Aide. During his time on Capitol Hill, Remmington served as the Vice President of the Congressional Black Associates where he worked diligently with the executive board implementing programs that worked to improved the professional experiences of Black congressional staffers.
Remmington is currently pursuing a Master’s in Strategic Public Relations at the George Washington University, and as of November 2017 Remmington accepted the External Affairs Manager for the nations only civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people.
Jay Lautner is a self-taught graphic designer from Baltimore, MD. In December 2016, Jay was hired as the Social Media Coordinator with DC HIV/AIDS organization, Us Helping Us, three months later he was promoted to Director of Marketing.
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Lestor Ellis is a student at Kean University in Union, NJ. Before graduating from Curtis High School in Staten Island, NY, Lestor volunteered as a student advocate. Lestor is currently obtaining a degree in English with the goal to teach high school, advocating for the youth in finding their voice.