Diagnosed with HIV at the age of 17 in 1986, Marc thought life was over. He went on to channel that experience into helping others.
Today, Marc lives his life openly and unapologetically as a HIV positive, Black, gay man, and is devoted to stamping out stigma and health inequalities. In 2014, he set up PrEPster – alongside Will Nutland – to educate and agitate for PrEP access in the UK, and later created The Love Tank to cater for the needs of marginalised, vulnerable communities, including people of colour, trans people and sex workers.
More recently, he kickstarted the Black and Gay, Back in the Day page on Instagram, to celebrate the Black, queer narrative in UK history.
Marc Thompson is one of the 10 everyday LGBTQ heroes being honoured at the Attitude Pride Awards 2021, supported by Clifford Chance.