Tag Archives: Magic Johnson

HIV/AIDS News: The First Ten Years

JMG reader Dave Evans has compiled the below hour-long clip of news reports from the first ten years of HIV/AIDS. Noted figures that appear: Ryan White, Lyndon La Rouche, Larry Kramer, Ronald Reagan,  Magic Johnson, and Cleve Jones.

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Quote Of The Day – Charles Blow

“The sheer volume of bile spewing from the mouth of the Clippers owner, Donald Sterling, is staggering. But just as awe-inducing, and stomach-churning, is the unrestrained breadth of its variety, which makes putting the offenses in order — if one were inclined to — nearly impossible. But high on any list — on a par with the racism, sexism, misogyny, ...

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Magic: I’m Boycotting The Clippers

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Magic Johnson Tells Anderson Cooper: I’m The Blessing And The Curse Of HIV

Last night Magic Johnson talked to Anderson Cooper about the paradox presented by living with HIV for 22 years in the public eye, which has prompted many Americans to get tested but has also led some to discount the very real dangers of the virus. Johnson: “They say ‘Oh, HIV is nothing. I can be like Magic. He’s doing good.'” ...

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FLORIDA: World AIDS Museum Dedicated In Wilton Manors, Magic Johnson Attends

The dedication for the World AIDS Museum took place in the Fort Lauderdale suburb of Wilton Manors yesterday. Father Tony Adams took the above photo and he sends us this email: I just went to the dedication of the fledgling World AIDS Museum in Wilton Manors. Magic Johnson was the special guest. He donated a jersey. He said that today ...

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Athletes Cheer Jason Collins

Navratilova’s responses are especially interesting.

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Magic Johnson’s Gay Son Speaks Out

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Christian “Decency” Group Attacks Magic Johnson Because He Loves His Gay Son

“Would you be proud to hear that your loved one had chosen a life that God calls an abomination? Maybe if you yourself had lived a life of reprobation – and yourself had lost the ability to think and act morally any longer. If Magic Johnson says he’s proud of his son for being a homosexual does his statement make ...

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Magic Johnson: I Love My Gay Son

In the first of three clips posted today by TMZ, retired NBA star and openly HIV+ safer sex advocate Magic Johnson expressed his love for his openly gay son.  In the followup clips Johnson talks about professional gay athletes coming out of the closet.

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Quote Of The Day – Kobe Bryant

“Of course Magic is supportive of and loves his son.  Why should anyone be surprised? What I can’t tolerate is a lack of tolerance.” – NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, responding to yesterday’s TMZ story about Magic Johnson’s support for his gay son. TMZ ponders: “The strong implication — tolerance is not just limited to parents and their kids, but to ...

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Magic Johnson Backs Home HIV Test

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Gawker Offers Reward For Name Of Person Who Infected Magic Johnson

Saying that the new PBS documentary AIDS In Black America doesn’t tell the full story, the gossip site Gawker is offering a reward for the name of the person who infected Magic Johnson with HIV. For more than 20 years, Magic Johnson has been HIV positive—but it’s never been revealed who he contracted it from. Last night on PBS’s Frontline ...

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Morning View – Magic Fund

This morning I noticed that the Magic Johnson Foundation has an impulse purchase box at the Walgreens register where you can buy a $3 rubber bracelet in support of “prevention and early detection.” What, exactly, you are preventing and detecting is not revealed on the display box or on the front of the package. But yes, if you flip the ...

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Sports Heroes Say No On 8

Basketball hero Magic Johnson and retired San Francisco 49ers quarterback Steve Young (through his wife) have both come out against Proposition 8. Via the No On 8 official site: Magic Johnson, enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame after winning five NBA championships as a Los Angeles Laker, and three Most Valuable Player awards, has lent his voice to the ...

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Magic Johnson: Obama’s A Rookie

I’ve been thinking that the Clinton campaign was going to answer the Obama-Oprah combo with an endorsement from a major black celeb of their own. Yesterday the Clintons toured with HIV+ former NBA star Magic Johnson, who compared Obama to a rookie basketball player, saying, “You don’t want somebody in there that is young or a rookie at politics. We ...

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