Wendy Stuart will be hosting TriVersity Talk! this Wednesday at 7 PM ET with featured guest Krishna Stone.
TriVersity Talk! is a weekly web series with featured guests discussing their lives, activism and pressing issues in the LGBTQ Community. With TriVersity Talk!, the goal is to laugh and learn.
TriVersity Talk! Is part of TriVersity’s ICARE Initiative. ICARE stands for Increasing Community Awareness through Relevant Education. ICARE Programs are generously funded by The Greater Pike Community Foundation.
Krishna Stone is the Director of Community Relations in the Communications Department at GMHC (founded as Gay Men’s Health Crisis in 1982, the world’s first HIV and AIDS service organization). She originally connected with GMHC in 1986 as a walker in the first annual AIDS Walk New York and then started volunteering at GMHC. In 1993, she became a staff person at GMHC. As of 2023, she has been an employee for 30 years! She organizes community events such as rallies, candlelight vigils, non-denominational gatherings, press conferences, local/state/national conferences, dance party/fundraisers, panel discussions, trainings, and site visits for people all over the world. She coordinates interviews for media outlets, helps with social media promotion and developing public service campaigns and promotional materials. Krishna is also an ordained non-denominational minister.
For 21 years, she was a volunteer announcer along the route of the annual NYC LGBT Pride March. She continues to volunteer with other community-based organizations as well. In 2014, she received an award from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for “her outstanding dedication to combatting the spread of HIV.”
In 2017, Krishna was one of the four Grand Marshals for the NYC LGBT Pride March and received a proclamation from the former governor’s office, “in honor of her dedicated service and continuing contributions to our great State.” In 2019, she was awarded the Sam Ciccone Community Service Award by the Gay Officers Action League New York (GOAL-NY). She was also profiled in Victoria Noe’s book, “Fag Hags, Divas and Moms: The Legacy of Straight Women in the AIDS Community.”
In 2020, she received the Gay City News Impact Award for her commitment and service for the LGBTQ+ community. And in 2021, she was spotlighted by POZ Magazine’s POZ 100: Black Advocates—both HIV positive and negative—who are making a difference in the fight against HIV and AIDS in the United States. On December 1, 2022, she received the World AIDS Day award from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene “for her work at GMHC and planning past World AIDS Day citywide events.”
She is the proud mother of her 28-year-old daughter, Parade.
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