Gordon Fleming

Gordon Fleming was born in Spokane in 1961 and has spent all but a few years of his childhood in the city. He became sexually active at a young age, was bullied in school, and planned suicide at one point. In 1987, his partner knowingly exposed him to HIV, before there were effective treatments for AIDS. Fleming beat the odds, becoming a long-term survivor with HIV/AIDS, a diagnosis that he says “changed everything.”