Celebrating the Life of William Brandon Lacy Campos

Below is the official statement posted on my website Volttage.com:

Volttage is mourning the loss of one of most vocal supporters, models and friends.  Activist, advocate, poet, blogger, amateur chef – William Brandon Lacy Campos, 35, passed away this week. The details of his passing are not currently public and his family has requested (via his Facebook page) that rumors and speculation are unfounded.

In the short time I knew and worked with him, he quickly became one of my favorite people. I am deeply saddened by this news. He was a joyful light on this earth with a constant smile. I am at a loss for words but the world is a better place because of Brandon. He will be missed in so many ways. He was an avid promoter for this site and as a very “out” HIV positive man he was eager to see it succeed. I spent the evening with him at our New York launch party on October 25th. His exuberance was infectious.

William “Brandon” Lacy Campos and Jack Mackenroth

“Among his many other achievements, Campos self-published a book entitled, “It Ain’t Truth If It Doesn’t Hurt” and was a contributor to the 2011 anthology “From Macho to Mariposa: New Gay Latino Fiction,” he has maintained a YouTube profile with his “Naked Poetry Series,” he was a writer for TheBody.com, and he explored a wide-range of topics on his blog, My Feet Only Walk Forward. Brandon also served as co-executive Director of Queers for Economic Justice and was involved with the Hetrick-Martin Institute. He most recently joined as a model, friend and spokesman for the new online dating website for HIV-positive gay men, Volttage.com.”


Brandon will be remembered by all those whose lives he touched, and will further be remembered for his unfaltering ability to inspire others to take action in their own communities.

If we hear of any additional information regarding his memorial or other details we will update them here.


He has already been fondly remembered within the LGBT community at The Advocate, TheBody.com and LambdaLiterary.com.


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