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World AIDS Day – Remembering Those We Lost: The Story Of The AIDS Memorial Quilt

On this World AIDS Day, we remember the millions who have died before their times; we celebrate the remarkable scientific achievements that have given us tools to fight back and to envision a brighter future; and we recommit to taking the next actions needed to bring about the end to HIV as a public health threat. It was more than three decades ago, during the height of the AIDS epidemic, a small group of strangers gathered at a San Francisco storefront to document the names and lives of their loved...
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Three Utah Girls Stood Up To Teacher Who Told Boy With Two Dads ‘Homosexuality Is Wrong’

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); A Utah substitute teacher was fired last week after she allegedly condemned the parents of a fifth-grade boy who told the class he was thankful for his two adoptive dads. The incident occurred last Friday at the Deerfield Elementary School in Cedar Hills after the substitute asked students to share what they were thankful for this year. “I’m thankful that I’m finally going to be adopted by my two dads,” the 11-year-old child shared with his classmates. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Students later said...
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Brazilian Woman Sentenced To 25 Years After Killing Her Own Son For Being Gay

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); A mother who stabbed her 17-year-old son to death for being gay has been sentenced by a jury in Brazil to 25 years and eight months in prison. According to prosecutors, Tatiana Ferreira Lozano Pereira refused to accept that her son, Itaberli Lozano, was gay after he came out in December of 2016. As tensions between the two worsened, a fight resulted in Lozano moving in with his grandmother. Following that argument, Pereira reportedly lured Lozano back to the family house on December 29 by...
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Tennessee City Cancels Christmas Parade Amid Threats Of Violence Over Float With Rainbow Flag

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); The small West Tennessee town of Troy has canceled its annual Christmas parade this year after community members responded to a planned “love everybody” float with vitriol and threats of violence because it included a rainbow flag, according to the Tennessean. Dwight Tittle, a native of the small town in the northwest part of the state, said the proposed float was based on the Bible verse 1 John 4:7-8 and was meant to express solidarity and love for people who felt shunned or judged by...
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Anti-Gay Priest In Florida Used His Position To Sexually Abuse Young Men: Report

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Eric Dudley, a married, anti-gay Anglican priest in Florida used his position to sexually abused several young men and aspiring priests, “exploiting his reported victims emotionally, financially, spiritually and physically,” according to a new report from an independent watchdog group. An investigation by a group called Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment (GRACE), found that Dudley – the founder of St. Peter’s Anglican Church in Tallahassee, Fla. – frequently touched men in a sexual manner without their consent, the Tallahassee Democrat reports. The...
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Billy Porter Will Help Usher In 2020 On ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’ In New Orleans

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2020 announced today that Emmy-winning Pose actor Billy Porter will help usher in 2020 in the central time zone as host of the New Orleans countdown. This marks Porter’s debut as host of the annual special. Actress Lucy Hale, who previously hosted the New Orleans celebration, will welcome 2020 with Seacrest who will return as the host for his 15th year. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); “As we ring in a new decade and my 15th...
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28% Of Millennials Admit To Avoiding Hugs, Being Friends With People Living With HIV: Poll

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Twenty-eight percent of HIV-negative millennials said that they have avoided hugging, talking, or being friends with someone who is HIV-positive, according to a new study from the Prevention Access Campaign and the pharmaceutical company Merck. Thirty percent of HIV-negative millennials (people between the ages of 23 and 36) said they would avoid interacting socially with someone with HIV. One in three Black and Latinx millennials reported avoiding even shaking hands or sharing drinks or utensils with someone with HIV. The study also included members of...
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Jamie Lee Curtis Says She “Fully Accepts Outing” Hypocritical Anti-LGBTQ Politicians

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Actress Jamie Lee Curtis said in a new interview that she “fully accepts outing” hypocritical politicians that pass “anti-gay legislation.” In a wide-ranging interview with Pride Source, the longtime LGBTQ ally explained that she normally views sexuality as a private matter. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); “I don’t think it’s anybody’s business what people’s sexuality is, to be perfectly honest,” she told the outlet. “I find it like a reverse discrimination,” referring to how pro-LGBTQ celebrities often get asked about their sexualities. “People’s private lives...
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Iowa GOP Lawmaker: Flying Trans Flag Above Capitol An Act Of “Aggression” From “The Rainbow Jihad”

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Iowa Republican state Rep. Skyler Wheeler complained about the transgender flag flying over the state Capitol building in Des Moines last week for Transgender Day of Remembrance, calling it an act of “political aggression” from “the Rainbow Jihad.” “It’s another way that the Rainbow Jihad continues to give those of us who don’t agree with them a finger in the eye and push their beliefs on us,” Wheeler said, according to an interview with conservative outlet The Iowa Standard published on Saturday. The lawmaker, who...
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Voter Confronts Sen. Graham, Tells Him: “Your Continued Support Of Trump Is Spineless And Appalling!”

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); A voter confronted Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.) as he spoke to the press in South Carolina on Monday. “Your continued support of Trump is spineless and appalling,” an unidentified woman told the South Carolina senator. “Thank you,” Graham fired back. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); “We love Trump and we love Lindsey Graham,” a supporter of the senator shouted. “Thank you Lindsey.” That’s alright, this is – you can vote, you can vote,” Graham said before the woman interrupted again: “My children’s future depends...
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