An HIV/AIDS activist. Before he died, Ryan worked to educate people on the nature of HIV and AIDS, to show that it was not a “gay disease” and that it was safe to associate with people who were HIV-positive.
December 6, 1971 – April 8, 1990
“I was labeled a troublemaker, my mom an unfit mother, and I was not welcome anywhere. People would get up and leave so they would not have to sit anywhere near me. Even at church, people would not shake my hand.” -Ryan White
Submitted by our members in 2006.