Guys from all walks of life reveal themselves with full-frontal honesty.
Mike explains the importance of staying safe both at work and at play.
This fan favorite from RuPaul's Drag Race reveals what is below the glamor.
Mason knows the only way to stop HIV is with full frontal honesty.
Raven encourages everyone to get serious with constant HIV testing.
- Jesse Cameron Alick is a Brooklynite by way of Montana who has been living with HIV since the age of 19. Both a poet and playwright, Jesse works as an artistic associate with the Public Theater under the supervision of Tony award winning playwright Suzan-Loir Parks. There, he works with playwrights in an effort to get their plays produced. Jesse credits an excellent support system for helping him get through first learning he was HIV +. His friends and family continually reminded him he was not alone, and that his future remained bright and healthy. Now Jesse wants to pay-it-forward, reminding others that HIV is manageable and a happy, healthy life is absolutely possible.
- Mike Dunne is a 32-year-old openly gay firefighter for the New York City Fire Department. He most enjoys the sense of camaraderie, excitement and the respect that comes with being a professional firefighter. Part of his job requires comforting victims in their time of need after a great loss. This aspect of his job has spread into his personal life as he has often found himself comforting friends who have been diagnosed with HIV and helping them look to a bright future.
- Meet Lester Greene, an actor and openly gay rapper living in New York City. Lester's lyrics range from the serious to the playful, admitting crushes on Ed Norton and men in uniform and getting real about sex with men. He believes in authenticity and writing from the heart, and is always looking for a larger platform to preach his message of openness and would love to do so on a global scale.
- Meet Cody Hall, a 26-year-old from Roanoke, Virginia who has been living with HIV for the past four years. For most of his adult life, Cody has worked as a Fraud Investigator for a major bank. For him, "the thrill of finding the bad guy" keeps him passionate about his job. By using ATM surveillance, customer interviews, and hours of research, he works with law enforcement to expose criminals and help bring them to justice. In the past four years, Cody has worked very closely with his doctor to become comfortable with himself and his disease. As an HIV activist, he encourages others to work with their doctors to help manage and become comfortable with their diseases as well.
- Airline Ithryath is a 29-year-old personality most known by his work in RuPaul's Drag Race as the drag queen Jujubee. After becoming the second runner up during the second season of the show, Jujubee worked as a drag professor on RuPaul's Drag U, a performance that earned her a NewNowNextAward nomination for "Most Addictive Reality Star." In large part because of her positive attitude and likability, Jujubee was asked to be a contestant on RuPaul's All Star Drag Race in which she finished in the third place. When she is not touring the world, she lives in Boston with her boyfriend. On top of loving to cook and sing, she enjoys giving back the community and is an activist for human, animal, and Gay rights.
- Mason Meyers is a 33-year-old interior designer and architect who has been living with HIV for the past 13 years. Instead of letting his status bring him down, Mason decided to take a positive out look on life and not taking any moments for granted. He is usually traveling the world and exploring its many cuisines. When he is in NYC, Mason has become very active in the community and HIV support groups encouraging people to maintain their health regularly so that they can live life to the fullest.
- David Petruschin is a 34-year-old television personality most known for creating his alter-ego drag queen persona Raven. Raven first appeared in the second season of RuPaul's Drag Race where after have some ups and down took first runner-up. Due to her fan favorite status, she was asked to appear on as a professor on RuPaul's Drag U and as a contestant on RuPaul's All Star Drag Race. In All Stars her and Jujubee paired up and formed Team Rujubee and Raven ultimately placed second in the competition. When she's not promoting for Logo or lip-syncing her favorite songs she has become a staple in the community promoting gay rights and HIV awareness.