Gregory D. Victorianne is an accomplished educator and advocate for prevention and policy, a longtime sexual health community activist, organizer, and researcher. He is also the Recruitment/ Retention Coordinator for the Mobile Enhanced Prevention Support Study (MEPS) at the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and a valuable member of the CERP team.
Born in Chicago, Mr. Victorianne and his family later relocated to Los Angeles where he became involved with Reverend Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow Coalition and 1984 presidential campaign. He went on to double major in Social Psychology and Pan-African Studies with a minor in Radio, Television, and Film at California State University Northridge. His work was not limited to California; Mr. Victorianne later received the Wayne S. Wright Advocacy Award from the Multicultural AIDS Coalition, Inc. for having a positive impact on minorities in the New England region. He also spent several years in Chicago, where he promoted activism among BIPOC communities and volunteered to provide outreach to the local LGBTQ community for then-Senator Barack Obama’s presidential campaign.
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Gregory is a philatelist, starting a stamp collection in the early 1970s that now includes more than 5,000 rare stamps.
He is also a self-proclaimed sports junkie and has been an avid soccer (football) fan for decades. He has attended more than 100 matches worldwide, including five World Cups, and has over 150 soccer scarves, beanies, and jerseys.
Mr. Victorianne has continued his community involvement with the Black Gay Research Group, having served as membership chair (2008-2012), summit chair (for the 2010 conclave), and has received their Executive Award for his leadership. He has also been a member of the National Black Gay Men’s Advocacy Coalition, Los Angeles PrEP Working Group, Black Los Angeles HIV AIDS Coalition (BLAAC), and is currently part of the Los Angeles Black MSM/W PrEP Workgroup. You may also see him around town as he continues to support the MEPS Study, HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN), and other biomedical and behavior studies.