King Thackston (1949-2004)

King Thackston, born in 1949, was a founder of Gay Spirit Visions, an Atlanta-based support and advocacy group for spiritual gay men. He died of complications from AIDS in Atlanta in 2004.
Thackston's pencil piece Digging for Gold—From a Photograph by Sebastiao Salgado (1987) is part of Georgia's State Art Collection.