Lee Storrow (he/him) joined the team at North Carolina AIDS Action Network (NCAAN) four years ago and wanted to engage in work more directly tied to the LGBTQ experience than the broader public health work he was doing. With a passion for policy change, he was thrilled to lead network efforts that improved the lives of people living with HIV in North Carolina and the southern United States.
Anna Lineback, LGBT Center of Raleigh Board of Directors says…
“Lee has fought for accessible healthcare and wellness education, particularly focusing on vulnerable populations. Lee’s former work at Ipas advocated for women’s sexual and reproductive rights, and his work at the NC Alliance for Health reached out to North Carolinians to promote access to healthy food and reduce obesity and tobacco use. He now leads the charge for AIDS education and outreach through NCAAN.
Lee stood out to us as a fierce advocate for accessible healthcare and education. His work has reached the LGBTQ+ community at its intersections – those living in poverty, women and gender diverse communities, and people living with AIDS. He has already accomplished so much in his young career. The Board is proud to honor Lee as he continues to push health initiatives forward for LGBTQ folks and all North Carolinians.”
Lee feels the best way to make a difference in our community is through communication. “Contact your legislator and tell them you want them to invest in HIV treatment and prevention. With PREP and viral suppression, we have the tools to end new HIV transmission in the south, we just don’t have the political will to do it.”
Matt Martin, NCAAN’s Grassroots Advocacy Coordinator, says…
“Lee is an exceptional and enthusiastic leader both here in North Carolina and nationally. Since starting my work in the HIV field, Lee has given me countless opportunities to grow as both an organizer and professional. He is literally the most approachable person I have ever met and NEVER meets a stranger. Lee’s picture is beside the dictionary’s definition of extrovert, which makes me, the picture beside introvert, sometimes anxious. But, Lee is able to play that role often, allowing me the autonomy of organizing in ways that work best for me.
“Working with Lee? ‘What a time to be alive!’ He is truly a ‘rising star’ for this Community and deserves every ounce of recognition for his work. I am very thankful to be able to call him my boss and my friend.”
The LGBT Center of Raleigh is proud to recognize Lee Storrow as our 2018 Rising Star of the Year. Come help us honor Lee at the LGBT Center of Raleigh Awards Gala on Friday, October 5th as a part of the Center’s Tenth Anniversary Celebration. #10Years10Reasons Tickets are available.