|Born:||April 6, 1948 (age 71)|
|Career:||Artist, author and HIV/AIDS activist|
Mary Fisher is an artist, author and HIV/AIDS activist, best known for her speech at the 1992 Republican Convention. She delivered "A Whisper of AIDS" during a time that many stereotypes were associated with the disease, and she presented a powerful challenge to her own party.
She since has founded the Mary Fisher Clinical AIDS Research and Education (CARE) Fund at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, as well as been a representative for the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).