The Early Years, till 1991
The National Task Force on AIDS Prevention
Reggie tested HIV-positive in 1986, at the age of 35.
Reggie getting arrested in DC, 1987
NTFAP staff photo shortly after moving to O'Farrell Street Office: Al, Feeb, Alan, Gavin, Jaime
In 1988 Reggie was one of the co-founders of the National Task Force on AIDS Prevention, the first nationwide organization targeting Black Gay men. Reggie served as the Task Force's Executive Director until his retirement in February 1994.
1989, Simon Nkoli, photo by J. Potratz
Douglas, Feeb, Simon, ..., ..., John T., Reggie
June, 1989, West Hollywood, CA.
The first national “train the trainers” for HOT, HORNY & HEALTHY, A SAFER SEX PLAYSHOP, June, 1989, West Hollywood, CA. REGGIE (far left, back row) and PHILL WILSON (photographer) led the training, assisted by ERIC PEREZ (Esquizito, far right, back row), and DR. LAVERNE MIDDLETON (3rd from right, front row).
Hot, Horny and Healthy
1989 Tongues Untied
One Life for Another: The Survivor's Story, with photographs (1987) by Barbi Schreiber
Dressing Up History - Gay stories come alive at historical society (sfgate.com, 2001)
... One poignant photograph at the exhibit -- of activist Reggie Williams (1951-1999) -- speaks volumes. Behind his handsome portrait is the story of a hero, one of the few who dared to be publicly recognised as a person with AIDS in a time when the HIV infection was still considered a "gay plague" that could get you evicted or fired.
A founder of the National Task Force on AIDS Prevention and Black and White Men Together, Williams was part of a movement that emphasized safe sex and vaccine development while partaking of available medications.