Meet Our New Senior Program Coordinator

by | Feb 1, 2023 | Blog

With his background in advocacy work, long-term survivor Larry Bryant is ready for his new role.
By Larry Bryant, Jr., Senior Program Coordinator

Hello TRP Community,

My name is Larry Bryant, and I am honored to be newly hired as the Senior Program Coordinator with The Reunion Project (TRP), the national alliance of HIV long-term survivors).

As the Senior Program Coordinator, I will be providing administrative and programmatic oversight and technical expertise for TRP. And with our excellent TRP staff and community partners, we will work together to create and develop interactive and inclusive activities and events that will expand and grow TRP’s visibility and reach, while also setting and meeting key engagement goals and priorities when it comes to meeting the needs of long-term survivors of HIV and AIDS.

Most recently I have worked with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) as a member of the National Education team, and with the American Civil Liberties Union of the District of Columbia (ACLU-DC) as Community Engagement Coordinator. Earlier, I had the responsibility and privilege to have a lead role in the creation and development of grassroots advocacy networks across the United States for the Campaign to End AIDS and DC Fights Back, two organizations primarily composed of individuals representing the HIV and AIDS epidemic in local communities. Having been diagnosed with HIV myself in 1986, I worked toward both coalition goals to ramp up HIV prevention tools guided by science rather than ideology, increase research to find a cure, vigorously fight AIDS stigma, protect the civil rights of all people living with HIV and AIDS, and help pass legislation that further identified safe and stable housing as a critical role in prevention and treatment leading to positive health outcomes.

I have also written and published articles, blogs, and photos for POZ magazine, Positively Aware, TheBody, and multiple local, regional, and national online and print publications including the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) publications. An accomplished photographer, I use photography as a means of social and creative expression, specializing in portraits, profiles, and social justice. I’m also a native Washingtonian, and currently live right outside my hometown in Alexandria,VA.

I am excited to help lead this organization to greater things, strengthening our programs, and building a stronger network of people living with HIV and AIDS throughout the country. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me directly. I look forward to getting to know all of you!