Spring 2023 Newsletter

Spring 2023 News

We launched an ongoing Oral History Series on our website. These illustrated audio interviews focus on people David valued in his lifetime, as well as a new generation inspired by his work. The oral histories are a wonderful way for people to learn about David’s impact, and serve the Foundation’s ongoing mission to keep his work and spirit present.



We provided grant support to programs and services for LGBTQIA+ youth at the Hetrick-Martin Institute of New York City. This organization changes the lives of young people, providing safe space, counseling, and basic services critical to self-sufficiency, providing young people the room to find themselves and follow their own dreams. 

We launched a Timeline of David’s Life and Work on our website. Spanning 37 years, this multi-media timeline brings together the events in David’s personal life, his artistic practice, and the tumultuous world around him. It is an  immersive experience designed to reveal David’s inspirations, challenges, joys, and accomplishments in his lifetime. 


We named the inaugural Wojnarowicz Fellow, Grace Healey, an undergraduate student in Drawing at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. We have been delighted to collaborate with Grace this semester. She plays an important role as we launch new initiatives that continue to tell the stories of David’s life and his lasting impact thirty years after his death. 

The Foundation is so grateful to David’s friends, collaborators and colleagues who have assisted us in rolling out these initiatives this Spring.   I hope you will join our growing Foundation family by following us on Instagram to learn more about our work in the months ahead. Have a story to share? Let us know!

Anita Vitale
Executive Director

Photos courtesy: Dirk Rowntree; The David Wojnarowicz Papers in The Downtown Collection of The Fales Library & Special Collections, New York University;  Grace Healey.