U=U leader Roscoe Boyd in the Spotlight at Impact Awards
“From judges to activists, authors, industry pioneers, and beyond, the fourth annual Gay City News Impact Awards gala on March 28 reflected a vibrant class of 32 honorees who have made a difference in various sectors of the LGBTQ community…
“In my life, I don’t always realize the impact. I just do what I do,” said Roscoe Boyd II, an HIV-positive man who was honored for his role in helping other HIV-positive folks, especially black gay and bisexual men, as a founding steering committee member of U=U (undetectable=untransmittable), an effort that emphasizes that HIV-positive people on treatment who achieve an undetectable viral load cannot transmit the virus to others.
“But tonight, I realized just how it affects the lives of others. That’s the impact. It’s a room filled with love, friendship, and camaraderie around the work that’s impacting people. I’m really grateful for the honor tonight.””