The Making of a Leader

John Manwaring at AIDS 2014

John Manwaring representing Australia’s positive population at the conclusion of AIDS 2014

For ex gay survivors and positive people that have struggled with their sexuality and faith, John Manwaring’s story is inspirational.

Born and raised a Mormon, John moved from the USA to Australia over 8 years ago, for love.

Since then he has volunteered and worked for both Living Positive Victoria and the Victorian AIDS Council while studying law.

John is an extraordinary orator – powerful, emotional, evocative and inspirational, he has the ability to command the attention of stadium and bring a tear to all eyes therein.

It was John who was selected to speak on behalf of HIV positive people at the conclusion of AIDS 2014.

Recently John was appointed by the Andrew’s Labor Government as a senior policy adviser for the HIV response in Victoria.

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