Welcome to the homepage of Scott Fried – international award-winning speaker, youth educator, and HIV/AIDS advocate.

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3 days ago

Scott Fried

I will be speaking at Yale University Hillel for World AIDS Day on November 30th. Please invite anyone you know in the New Haven area.

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2 weeks ago

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I will be presenting at Brown University on Saturday, at the IVYQ conference.

IVYQ is a conference of LGBTQ+ organizations from Ivy League Universities around the country. Their goal is to celebrate the resiliency and creativity of LGBTQ+ students by bringing in speakers who shine in the face of the hardships that the community has faced. The aim is to create a space where people feel empowered to bring in ALL of their identities. ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

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These are the opening sentences from my second book, "My Invisible Kingdom," published in 2003. These words comfort me today. Perhaps they might comfort you, as well.

No one is ever truly alone, unloved or invisible.

Everyone I meet is waiting for something: the evidence of love’s arrival; the emblem of answered prayers; the next bus to anywhere new.

Everyone I see is searching for something: the courage to love undefended; the chance to be put back together again; forgiveness.

Everyone I know is haunted by the memory of something: the sound of a train pulling out of the station; a lover’s touch in yesterday’s rain; that final embrace.

Everyone I teach is worried about something: the silence in conversations with new friends; being forgotten; emptiness.

Every one of us has a wish we whisper: in the hollow of a lover’s shoulder; in the Sabbath wind; in sleep.

Upon the inmost roads, we are wistful and we are wanderers, teenager and adult alike, longing for mercy in the promise of tomorrow. In the words of fifteen year-old Noah, “I’m not sure where it is, but I know it’s out there.” ... See MoreSee Less

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2 months ago

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A big thank you to the amazing community at Temple Judea of Coral Gables and the awesome students, teachers and PTSA of Dr. Michael M. Krop High School of Miami, for another inspirational week of lectures and love. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 months ago

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Best way to celebrate my 55th birthday! #magickingdom ... See MoreSee Less

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