photo: Denis Robinson Photography
Marc Thompson is a creative activist, health promotion specialist and podcaster.
He has been at the forefront of HIV activism and education since his own diagnosis in 1986.
His work has focused on Black and queer communities, with a particular interest in the intersection of race, sexuality, and HIV.
During his career, Marc has worked in key roles in several organisations including the NHS, the Terrence Higgins Trust, Gay Men Fighting Aids, Big Up, Positively UK and Blackout UK.
In 2015 he co-founded Prepster, a community-based intervention that successfully fought to get PrEP, the drug that can prevent HIV, available for free on the NHS.
In 2021-23, Marc curated the digital archive and podcast series ‘Black and Gay, Back in the Day’ documenting Black LGBTQ+ life in Britain since the 1970s, and the podcast series We Were Always Here, telling the story of the UK HIV epidemic through unheard voices.
Marc is currently the co-director of The Love Tank, a not-for-profit organisation that promotes the health and wellbeing of under-served communities through campaigning, education, advocacy, and research.