Dylan Brooks is a voice for the voiceless, but he’s no cliché.
“There are people out there who can’t speak out because of their jobs, or they are not out to their families,” he said. “I advocate for people who can’t advocate for themselves.”
Brooks should be no stranger to SFGN readers. He was named Best LGBT Activist in our 2018 “Best Of” edition. He’s also traveled to Washington, D.C. to speak about youth homelessness and culturally competent sexual education.
He describes himself as just a “sassy little gay boy” from Northeast Georgia, but in reality, he’s much more. As HIV Testing and Mpowerment Coordinator at Compass, Brooks is someone who works diligently to make the world a better place.
“I’m rewarded by seeing a client’s smiling face because they know they are in a safe space and judgment-free zone at Compass where they can live their true selves,” Brooks said. “I’ve also counseled people newly diagnosed with HIV who quickly spiraled out of control after hearing the news, only to see them months later living their full authentic lives, knowing that having HIV doesn’t define them.”
— Denise Royal
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