It's the final segment of Jimmy Nguyen's interview with Ji Wallace - 2000 Olympic silver medalist in trampoline from Australia who came out in 2012 as HIV+. Ji talks about creating his "Find Your Silver Lining" Foundation to educate people about HIV and help people living with HIV/AIDS. He plans to lead HIV+ hikers on a 7-day trek on the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea to raise awareness about AIDS in that nation. Through such work, Ji is turning his HIV status into a platform to SPEAK UP.
Speak Up With Jimmy, a Web series, is available at JimmyWin.com.
Jimmy Nguyen is an award-winning digital media lawyer, equal rights advocate, speech expert, and media commentator. In 2008, Lawdragon named him one of the 500 Leading Lawyers in America. Jimmy was named to a 2012 Huffington Post list of "Most Influential LGBT Asian Icons" and the Advocate magazine's 2010 "Forty under 40” list of top LGBT persons. He is a creative producer of the "it gets better" theater show. Jimmy hosts the "Speak Up with Jimmy" web series, writes for his own website at JimmyWin.com, and is a regular contributor to SDGLN. Follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/JimmyWinMedia.