Tatiana Williams is enthusiastic about fighting HIV. Her passion guides her in the many roles she fills in our community. At the Pride Center she is the Testing Expansion Coordinator, where every day she works to reduce the incidence of HIV infections.
“My job puts me in a position to deal with HIV head on, giving me the opportunity to provide education and outreach to population who is affected the most,” she said. Currently The Pride Center provides HIV prevention services in over 30 locations across Broward County.
Williams is also part of the Broward County Health Department Prevention Planning Council and the Ryan White System of Care Committee. “Having many friends who met their demise from HIV/AIDS, I have a passion I can’t explain,” she says.
Williams started working as an outspoken advocate for the transgender community. She’s currently the Community Co-Chair for the Transgender Advisory Group. “I wanted to give more than just beauty, glitz and glamour to my LGBTQ community,” she said.
Williams’ other business is show business. Decked out in rhinestones, sequins and glitter, she performs under the name Tatiana Braxton. “I have no regrets about being the beautiful woman I am,” she once told the Daily Mail. Among her accomplishments is being crowned Miss Black Universe 2011 and Miss Sweetheart International 2009.