Bodies On The Line was spearheaded by Anne-christine d'Adesky working with a group of editors and journalists from leading HIV publications and other media outlets and graduate journalism programs.
In June, 2017 an event was held at The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Community Center in New York City to celebrate the launch of the Bodies On The Line project.
Anne-christine d’Adesky, creator of Bodies On The Line and The Kiki HIV Reporting Scholarship, is an investigative journalist, author of four books, and documentary filmmaker who reported on the global AIDS epidemic for New York Native, OUT, The Nation, and The Village Voice. She received the first Award of Courage from amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research. She was an early member of ACT UP, co-founder of the Lesbian Avengers, and she launched the Bay Area Queer Anti-Fascist Network after the 2016 election.
Her books include The Pox Lover: An Activist's Decade in New York and Paris (2017), Beyond Shock: Charting the Landscape of Sexual Violence in Post-Quake Haiti, Moving Mountains: The Race to Treat Global AIDS, and Under the Bone, a novel set in post-Duvalier Haiti.
Juno Rosenhaus is a portrait, art, and documentary photographer, andro-queer feminist, anti-racist/anti-fascist activist, and drummer. Her work explores issues of self-perception, feminist identities, and local communities through photographic portraiture and associated tendencies. She looks to connect and collaborate with feminist artists around the world. Juno is based in Philadelphia and Oakland.
Juno's agency, Queer [as fuck] Artists Social Media (QASM), supports queer and not-so-queer authors, musicians, visual artists, and others with website creation, photography, social media, and event management.
Editors, Reporters, and Advocates Participating
Savas Abadsidis, Managing Editor, The Advocate, PLUS
Jeff Berry, Editor, Positively Aware
Jay Blotcher, Public Impact
Scott Campbell, Director, Elton John AIDS Foundation
JD Davids, Consultant, JD Strat Comms
Samuel Freedman, Professor of Journalism, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism; author
Oriol Gutierrez Jr., Editor in Chief, POZ
Patrick Henderson, Director, New York Chapter, NLGJA- Association of LGBTQ Journalists
Liz Highleyman, Editor, hivandhepatitis.com; cancer reporter at Smart + Strong
Bob Lederer, Out-FM
Adam Pawlus, Executive Director, NLGJA - Association of LGBTQ Journalists
Frank Pizzoli, Editor, The Central Voice
John Riley, Out-FM
Henry Scott, Publisher, WEHOville
A. Toni Young, Director, Community Education Group