J.L. King is a New York Times best selling author, publisher, and HIV/STD activist, philanthropist, publisher, and producer. One of the most sought-after experts on men living on the down low, he established the Lillie Mae King Foundation to provide financial support to African American families impacted by HIV and AIDS. He has two adult children.
King has appeared in several national and international publications, including Newsweek, Time Magazine, The Washington Post, and The Chicago Tribune. He has appeared as a special guest on many television shows, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, Inside Edition and CNN.
King has been listed in Ebony Magazine’s 50 most Intriguing Blacks and honored as an NAACP Image Award Nominee for Outstanding Literary Work.
In 2006 King produced, “The DL Exposed”, an award winning documentary that was broadcast on Black Entertainment Television (BET). The documentary was the number one watched program on BET that year