AJ King lives in Washington, DC and has worked in the HIV advocacy, youth populations, and LGBTQ education field for over a decade. With a passion for LGBTQ youth of color, AJ has worked to fight stigma, disparities, and injustices within this population. He also contracts with George Washington School of Public Health as a researcher focusing on biomedical interventions and research for PrEP, hookworms, and COVID-19.
AJ also has side projects focusing on substance abuse, HIV, and mental health in the community. He serves as Vice President of Impulse Group DC, a global HIV advocacy organization for gay men funded by AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF). He is also the founder and director of the 2015 Obama White House award winning theatre program Breaking Ground. Breaking Ground is a unique theatre program for LGBTQ+ youth of color that develops a full-length musical theatre production based on the true life stories of the cast members, addressing the unique and complex experiences of this population.
AJ graduated from University of the District of Columbia with his Bachelors in Social Work, and currently completing his clinical hours as a graduate student at UDC working towards his Masters in Clinical Mental Health.