Fred Verdult

Torchbearer Fred Verdult (year of diagnosis 1998) presents the Positive Flame Tour together with Brenda Mugabona (1994). As they
walk along, they will interview the other torch bearers, in English, as well as the ‘ambassadors’ of the organisations that organise a Meet&Greet. Fred Verdult is inventor and initiator of the Positive Flame: “Twenty years ago the World Gay Games were organised in Amsterdam. I very vividly remember the special atmosphere of togetherness that was present everywhere in the city. With this Positive Flame Tour I hope to create that same feeling. At this torch tour people who live with HIV and those who don’t will greet the torchbearers shoulder to shoulder. The feeling of being connected to all those people can stay with you and give you strength for a long time.”