Photos: 'HIV Equal' Campaign Gets Support From Legendary Drag Queens

HIV Equal Campaign Drag Queen Collage

In mid-May, the HIV Equal campaign made it’s way to New York City, and some well-known faces within the drag community were in attendance.

HIV Equal is an international multimedia campaign that aims to end HIV stigma and promote HIV testing by creating a social art movement. At the events, the photographers take photos of attendees and then put the words “Everybody has an HIV status. We are all HIV equal” across the top of the photo. Then, the person being photographed gets to select a one-word “status” to place in the lower right hand corner of the photo. The options are endless and include both funny and serious choices. In addition to the photos, all participants get a free HIV test at the event.

Check out a collection of photos below taken for the campaign over the last eight months, which feature some very well-known drag queens and transgender women, including RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 6 winner Bianca Del Rio.

To learn more about the HIV Equal campaign and get more information about their upcoming events, visit HIVEqual.org.

All images sourced from the HIV Equal Facebook page.
All photos credited to: Thomas Evans Photography

Bianca Del Rio

Bianca Del Rio HIV Equal

Phi Phi O’hara

Phi Phi O'hara

Jiggly Caliente

Jiggly Caliente HIV Equal

Gia Gunn

Gia Gunn HIV Equal

Heidi Glum

Heidi Glum HIV Equal

Chi Chi LaRue

Chi Chi LaRue HIV Equal

Amanda Lepore

Amanda Lepore HIV Equal

Jackie Beat

Jackie Beat HIV Equal

Calpernia Addams

Calpernia Addams HIV Equal

Rhea Litre

Rhea Litre HIV Equal

Maddelynn Hatter

Maddelynn Hatter HIV Equal

Sherry Vine

Sherry Vine HIV Equal

Miss Fame

Miss Fame HIV Equal

Monique Fontaine

Monique Fontaine HIV Equal

Paige Turner

Paige Turner HIV Equal

Pepper Mint

Pepper Mint HIV Equal

Jeza Belle

Jeza Belle HIV Equal

Mia E Z’Lay

Mia E Z'Lay HIV Equal

Marita Bonita

Marita Bonita HIV Equal

Titania Steele

Titania Steele HIV Equal

Ridge Gallagher

Unnamed 01 HIV Equal