100 Women We Love

Julie Davids
When Davids was chosen as an HIV Leadership Body Award recipient, she was described as "tireless, passionate, diligent and tenacious, outspoken and fiercely political." That challenging balance of strength and realism still drives Davids in her work as the founder of the Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project (CHAMP). An ACT UP member since 1990, I think it's clear now that there's whole worlds where people may not encounter HIV, and then there's groups of people in the United States where half of these people, like black gay men, are HIV positive, Davids says. But she does not let go of her fierce hope that a better world is attainable. LF
The Center LGBTQ Career Fair
Bride Pride 2016