Supporteres of The Stigma Project gathered Sunday to mark the launch of the nonprofit organization, which works to reduce the rate of HIV-infection as well as stigma toward the positive community. The group's work includes harnessing the power of social media to create graphics, recently profiled on HIV Plus, that illustrate facts and statistics related to HIV and AIDS, and are designed to be shared through platforms like Twitter and Facebook. They are also one of HIV Plus's partner organizations.
Co-founded by Scott McPherson and Chris Richie, The Stigma Project drew a well-heeled crowd to the private residence of Dean Hansell in Hancock Park, Calif., where some notable supporters included Ryan Alvarez, Reid Lee, Megan Littlefield, Damon Jacobs, Stephen Macias, Andreas Meyer, Julie McPherson, Jesse Finley Reed, Dave Reynolds, Mat Herman, Fabian Taghdiri, West Hollywood councilmember John Duran, Here Media CEO Paul Colichman, and David Millbern, the creator of Here TV's first orginial comedy, From Here On Out.
Browse through photos of the The Stigma Project's launch below, and learn more about its vital mission at thestigmaproject.org.
Julie McPherson, Scott McPherson, Megan Littlefield
Ran Aubrey Frazier, Daniel Reynolds
John Duran (right)
(from left) Andrea Krauss, Dean Hansell
Scott McPherson, Chris Richey, Ryan Alvarez, Dean Hansell
Ryan Alvarez, Scott McPherson, Andreas Meyer, Dave Reynolds, Chris Richey
Chris Richey, Scott McPherson
Andrea Krauss, Paul Colichman
Reid Lee, Megan Littlefield
Scott McPherson, Damon Jacobs, Chris Richey