AFC mourns the passing of Ed Negron

July 26, 2021

AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) mourns the passing of Ed Negron who was a former staff member, photographer and fierce advocate for the Puerto Rican community, chairing the first Latino/a/x LGBT Pride picnic in 2006. He supported the health and wellness of people who use drugs and consistently championed the LGBTQ+ community, particularly the bisexual+ community.  

At AFC, Ed worked in the housing department where he was instrumental in the implementation of the partnership between AFC housing and the Low-Income Housing Trust Fund. Ed developed relationships with landlords, helping to ensure individuals experiencing homelessness found a permanent place to call home.  

Ed also contributed regularly to AFC’s LifeLube blog about mental, emotional, and spiritual health. He was gracious enough to share much of his photography with LifeLube as well. Ed had an in-depth expertise and joy for leather and kink that he brought to the community as well.  

Through his photography, Ed was able to capture moments at various AFC events over the years. Because of Ed’s leadership in the LGBTQ+ community, he was inducted into the LGBT Hall of Fame in 2006While his profound impact on the community will go on, Ed will sorely be missed, and our thoughts are with his family and friends. 

To learn more about Ed Negron, click here. 

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