Craig Washington

Craig Washington was born and lovingly raised by Anna and Leon Washington in Queens, New York and has lived in Atlanta since 1992. At AID Atlanta, a multi-service AIDS organization, he serves as a Prevention Programs Manager. Craig oversees three HIV prevention programs for gay men including the Deeper Love Project, the Evolution Project, and the Gay Outreach program.

 As a program coordinator at AID Atlanta, he developed education programs for Black communities including the Deeper Love Project. During this time he also served as co-chair for Second Sunday, a popular support organization for black gay men. In 1999, Craig joined Southerners On New Ground (SONG) where he engaged in multi-issue organizing and training throughout the Southeast. He has also served as the Executive Director of the Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Center and a Training Coordinator at Positive Impact, where he coordinated training services and cultural proficiency workshops for clinicians.

 He has written various articles and editorials for the Huffington Post, The Atlanta Voice, the Black AIDS Institute, Georgia Voice, POZ.com, Southern Voice and The Root.com.  His essays have been published in the following anthologies: Not In My Family: AIDS in the African American Community, For Colored Boys Who Have Consider Suicide When The Rainbow is Still Not Enough, and Black Gay Genius: Answering Joseph Beam’s Call. Craig has been a founding co-chair of the annual Bayard Rustin-Audre Lorde Breakfast since 2002.  He graduated with a Master of Social Work degree from Georgia State University. He has been living with HIV for 30 years. He can be reached at www.craigwerks.com