Collections by Michelle Brown WSG GRIOT Circle's Aundaray Guess


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Aundaray Guess has worked in service to the LGBTQ community for 20 years. He is currently the Deputy Director for GRIOT Circle and the Site Manager for the partnership between GRIOT Circle and SAGE USA. Gay Reunion In Our Time, GRIOT Circle was founded as an informal gathering of elders and was officially recognized as a nonprofit in 1996. GRIOT Circle remains the only organization exclusively dedicated to serving the needs of elder LGBTQ people of color. He helped create and design, ‘Still Standing’, an interactive presentation in which older adults discuss living with HIV. This is a community-wide program and recently was conducted in additional states including New Jersey and California. He also helped create “joy of Intimacy”, a program similar to “Still Standing” that provides an older adult female perspective of living with HIV. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from New York University in Media Studies as well as a Master of Science in Public Relations and Corporate Communications. In addition to completing his studies, Guess is a contributing writer for the Huffington Post and a regularly featured writer for Poz Magazine. As a writer and actor he has acted in several productions. His last work was a one-man play called, “Naked”, a lens on what it means to be black, gay and a man.

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