Kenyon Farrow | Writer Grassroots Activist


Kenyon Farrow is an award-winning writer and activist. Whether serving on a board, staff member, or rank-and-file organizer, Kenyon has spent the last 15 years working in social movements on campaigns and projects large and small, community-based, national and global in scope. Well known for his racial and economic justice work withing LGBTQ organizing, he is the former Executive Director of Queers for Economic Justice. His work in HIV/AIDS has also been well documented, and he’s now the current US & Global Health Policy Director for Treatment Action Group, is an independent AIDS research and policy think tank fighting for better treatment, a vaccine, and a cure for AIDS, where he has also expanded his work to include tuberculosis (TB) policy and advocacy.


Kenyon is co-editor of Letters From Young Activists: Today’s Rebels Speak OutA New Queer Agenda (an issue of Feminist & Scholar, an online journal of the Barnard Center for Research on Women) and his essays appear in many books and online news outlets including the recent titles, We Have Not Been Moved: Resisting Racism and Militarism in 21st Century America (PM Press 2012), Against Equality: Queer Critiques of Gay Marriage (AK Press 2010), and Black Gay Genius: Answering Joseph Beam’s Call (Vintage Entity Press).


Kenyon has been a panelist, lecturer and keynote speaker at many conferences and universities including New York University, Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Wisconsin/Madison, and Hampshire College, University of California/Berkeley, Antioch College, University of Texas at Austin, and Macalester College. He will be a keynote speaker for the upcoming Black Lives Matter conference in January, 2015.