Announcing Leslie Jordan as Grand Marshal of the 30th Anniversary Nashville AIDS Walk

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nashville CARES is thrilled to announce Leslie Jordan as Grand Marshal of the 30th Anniversary of the Nashville AIDS Walk. The Nashville AIDS Walk, presented by SGRX, is Tennessee’s oldest continuously running HIV/AIDS fundraiser and one of the city’s highest profile events.

Leslie Jordan is an actor, writer, and singer. He is best known for his roles as Lonnie Garr in Hearts Afire, Beverly Leslie in Will & Grace, several characters in the American Horror Story franchise, Sid in The Cool Kids and Phil in Call Me Kat. Leslie Jordan has a new album out calledCompany’s Comin’ available on vinyl/CD and across all streaming platforms. 

30th Anniversary Nashville AIDS Walk

This unique and interactive event is set for

Saturday, October 2, 2021

9:00 AM [Registration] 10:00 AM [Event Begins]

The event will take place in a custom, virtual space that replicates Metro’s Public Square Park where the in-person event is typically held. Once inside this unique and interactive platform, attendees can enjoy live entertainment, visit walk teams throughout Nashville, interact at health vendor tents, participate in festival activities including prizes, awards and more! Other entertainment includes singer / songwriter Britteny Spencer.

To participate register today at

Nashville CARES relies on support from the community to provide services for those living with or at risk of HIV. For information on sponsoring the event or participating as a health vendor contact

Our Mission is to end the HIV epidemic in Middle Tennessee. We work to achieve this through education, advocacy and support for those at risk for or living with HIV.

Our Vision is a community where HIV infections are rare, and when they do occur, everyone with HIV/AIDS has access to the care, treatment and support to achieve optimal health and self-sufficiency without stigma or discrimination. 

Last year Nashville CARES served more than 50,000 Middle Tennesseans living with or at risk of HIV including: HIV prevention education to more than 29,000 youth and adults, more than 10,000 FREE confidential HIV tests, and essential support services to 3,400 men, women and children living with the disease. To learn more, visit us at and follow us onFacebookInstagram and Twitter.