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GMHC Statement on Election of Corey Johnson as Speaker of the New York City Council


Contact: Cub Barrett | 212-367-1561 |

(New York, NY)—The following is a statement from GMHC CEO Kelsey Louie:

“As our district’s New York City Councilmember, Corey Johnson has been an indispensable supporter of the work GMHC does every day for our 12,000 annual clients who come from all over New York City. He cares deeply about people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS—and, as the city’s first openly HIV-positive Speaker of the City Council, he understands first-hand the importance of the dedicated services we provide. We congratulate Corey on his new role and are thrilled to continue working with him to end the AIDS epidemic in New York State by 2020.”


About Gay Men's Health Crisis: Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) is the world's first HIV/AIDS service organization. GMHC is on the front lines providing services to over 12,000 people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Programs include: testing, prevention, nutrition, legal, supportive housing, mental health and substance use services. GMHC also advocates for stronger public policies at the local, state and federal levels with the goal of ending AIDS as an epidemic. For more information, visit