Terry Dyer Leaving World AIDS Museum

Terry Dyer. Photo via Facebook.

After only 14 months on the job, Terry Dyer is leaving his post of executive director at the World AIDS Museum (WAM).

News that he’s leaving started coming out over the weekend. He initially called it “rumors.” But June 7 he told OutSFL he is indeed leaving.

“It has been an honor to serve as executive director of the World AIDS Museum. We have accomplished many goals, including the creation of successful programs that normalize the conversation about HIV/AIDS. I have resigned from my position with the intent to pursue other opportunities that can educate, inspire, and motivate others here and beyond.”

A person close to the organization said Dyer gave a verbal resignation last week. WAM’s board of directors is scheduled to meet in closed session June 8 to discuss the issue. Dyer hasn’t said what he’s doing next, but said he plans to stay in South Florida.

During his short tenure, Dyer made it his goal to raise WAM’s profile locally and nationally. In February, he brought the Red Dress/Dress Red gala franchise to South Florida. The event at the DCOTA marked the first gala for the organization.

He has also given speeches and attended conferences highlighting the museum’s work. Most recently, he spoke at an event in Illinois.

Before joining WAM, he worked on the leadership team at SunServe. Prior to that, Dyer has moved between nonprofit and private sector work.

He is also an author. His book, “Letters To A Gay Black Boy,” tells his life story through a series of missives to his younger self.


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