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Vile football coach says he’ll quit his role if he’s forced to backtrack on calling gay people ‘mentally disgusting’

An American football coach is under fire after calling being gay “absolutely wrong and disgusting” on Facebook, calling on community leaders to “stop pushing the issue under the rug.” Johnnie Saunders, founder of the Florida football team Eustis Junior Panthers, wrote the posts last Sunday. While Saunders deleted the posts after a family member of an athlete reached out, reported Wesh2, he has continued to stand by his comments. What did the football coach say exactly? The coach said that he may stop coaching altogether if he is asked to...
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Facebook Begins Quietly Pulling Harmful False Ads About Truvada and PrEP After Outcry from LGBTQ Groups

“Truvada for PrEP Prescription Pill Bottle” by Tony Webster / CC BY-SA 2.0  In response to a damning letter from 50 top LGBTQ organizations earlier this month, Facebook has begun pulling some harmful ads that were spreading misinformation about the HIV-prevention drug Truvada. The ads linked Truvada with severe bone and kidney damage, and the groups warned they were scaring people from using the drugs despite many studies confirming their safety. The groups demanded Facebook and Instagram immediately remove the advertisements and commit to a review and potential update of current advertising policies to...
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Facebook Begins Removing False HIV-Related Ads After More Than 50 LGBTQ Groups Complain

Facebook has started pulling ads with misinformation regarding PrEP and Truvada after more than 50 LGBTQ organizations signed an open letter addressed to Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. On December 9, HIV/AIDS and public health organizations called on Facebook to remove dangerous and misleading ads. As of Dec. 30, nearly 70 organizations are listed as signatories. The newest organizations to participate include  AIDS Alabama, Fenway Health, Housing Works, New York City AIDS Memorial, and U.S. People Living with HIV Caucus. A full list is here. Independent fact-checking agency Science Feedback...
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Trans woman told by friends to ‘come without the dress and wig’ to a queer bar: ‘It’s a very straight environment’

A trans woman was told by one of her friends that she was welcome to come hang with them at a work party, just as long as she came “without the dress and wig”. “I don’t think it’s a good idea, Connor Wilson’s friend wrote to her, “we aren’t going to the village, it’s a very straight environment.” But Wilson later found out that the “straight environment” they were heading to was Napoleons, a queer club in Manchester, England. Taking to Facebook, Wilson urged friends and followers to “call people...
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Facebook refuses to remove ads claiming PrEP is dangerous, even though it banned PrEP awareness campaign weeks ago

Facebook has been criticised by more than 50 LGBT+, HIV and public health groups after it refused to remove adverts claiming that PrEP usage carries a risk of harmful side effects. The Facebook adverts in question allege that PrEP has been linked to bone disease and kidney disorders, and purport to be from personal injury lawyers and groups with names such as “Help for PREP & TDF Victims”. GLAAD and its allies have debunked the ads as “factually inaccurate”, but it is feared that they “are convincing at-risk individuals to...
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Facebook refuses to remove ads claiming PrEP is dangerous, even though it banned PrEP awareness campaign weeks ago

Facebook has been criticised by more than 50 LGBT+, HIV and public health groups after it refused to remove adverts claiming that PrEP usage carries a risk of harmful side effects. The Facebook adverts in question allege that PrEP has been linked to bone disease and kidney disorders, and purport to be from personal injury lawyers and groups with names such as “Help for PREP & TDF Victims”. GLAAD and its allies have debunked the ads as “factually inaccurate”, but it is feared that they “are convincing at-risk individuals to...
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50+ LGBTQ Groups Call on Facebook and Instagram to Remove Harmful Ads Spreading Lies About Truvada and PrEP

“Truvada for PrEP Prescription Pill Bottle” by Tony Webster / CC BY-SA 2.0  50 top LGBTQ organizations have called on Facebook and Instagram to remove harmful ads that are spreading misinformation about PrEP and specifically, Truvada. “Using Facebook’s and Instagram’s targeted advertising programs, various law firms are attempting to recruit gay and bisexual men who use Truvada PrEP as an HIV preventative to join a lawsuit, claiming that the drug has caused harmful side effects in this patient population, specifically bone density and kidney issues,” write the groups. “By focusing on ‘Truvada’ and PrEP...
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