Kenyon Farrow is an award-winning writer, activist, and strategist. He has worked on campaigns large and small, local, national, and global on issues related to criminalization/mass imprisonment, homelessness, health justice and LGBT rights.
He is currently the Co-Executive Director of Partners for Dignity & Rights, a national organization that partners with communities to build a broad movement for economic and social rights, including health, housing, education and work with dignity. Previously, he served as Senior Editor with TheBody.com and TheBodyPro.com, and serves on the board of NY Transgender Advocacy Group (NYTAG), PrEP4All, and Global Black Gay Men Connect. He also served as U.S. & Global Health Policy director with Treatment Action Group (TAG) and is the former executive director of Queers for Economic Justice. He’s also worked as an organizer and communications strategist for groups like Critical Resistance, FIERCE, and Housing Works.
In addition to his political work, Kenyon is a prolific essayist and author. He is the co-editor of the book Letters From Young Activists: Today’s Rebels Speak Out. His work has also appeared in many anthologies including Spirited: Affirming the Soul of Black Lesbian and Gay Identity, For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Still Not Enough, We Have Not Been Moved: Resisting Racism and Militarism in 21st Century America, and Black Gay Genius: Answering Joseph Beam’s Call. His work has also appeared on websites and in publications such as The Atlantic, TheGrio, Colorlines, ReWire News, BET.com, The American Prospect, and AlterNet.
Kenyon’s work has been recognized by many institutions including Out Magazine’s “Out 100” and The Advocate magazine’s “40 Under 40.” He was also named a “Modern Black History Hero” by Black Entertainment Television.‹ Back to Staff