Tag Archives: Peter Staley

Activist Peter Staley Slams Bernie Sanders For Misleading Statement About Meeting On HIV/AIDS

From the Facebook page of noted HIV/AIDS activist Peter Staley: “Feeling used and abused by the Sanders campaign right now. They just issued a press release making it sound like our meeting was about his endorsement of AHF’s drug pricing ballot initiative in CA. Senator Sanders never brought the issue up during our meeting. WE brought it up near the ...

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Sanders Reschedules Meeting With HIV/AIDS Activists

Noted activist Peter Staley reports on Facebook that Bernie Sanders has rescheduled his meeting with HIV/AIDS activists for May 25th. The meeting will take place in California. Yesterday Hillary Clinton issued a recap of her meeting with HIV/AIDS activists, which included a call for expanded PrEP availability. A short video of that meeting is below.

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Sanders Cancels Meeting With HIV/AIDS Activists

Chris Johnson reports at the Washington Blade: Bernie Sanders has cancelled a meeting with HIV advocates his campaign affirmed days before the crucial New York Democratic primary he would attend, according to the activists who sought to arrange the meeting. The 30-minute meeting between Sanders and HIV advocates was set for May 13 in Indianapolis. Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton also ...

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Hillary To Meet With HIV/AIDS Activists

Last month a national coalition of HIV/AIDS activists sent all presidential candidates a letter calling on them to make ending HIV/AIDS a priority. Yesterday the Clinton campaign responded with a letter agreeing to meet with representatives from the coalition. An excerpt: Secretary Clinton is delighted to accept your invitation and is available to meet on May 13th in New York ...

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Bill Maher Promotes AIDS Cure Quack [VIDEO]

Karen Ocamb reports at Frontiers: AIDS ain’t over, and neither is the effort to find money and fame by charlatans promising a cure. Friday night, controversial libertarian Bill Maher gave a primetime spot on his HBO show Real Time with Bill Maher to an Australian doctor who claims he successfully treated HIV-positive actor Charlie Sheen through an alternative therapy. Maher ...

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Legendary AIDS Activists: End PrEP Profiteering

Last night a group of noted AIDS activists including Peter Staley and Larry Kramer met in the very apartment where the Gay Men’s Health Crisis was formed 33 years ago to denounce the “abusive pricing” and “profiteering” which continues to put cost of PrEP beyond the means of much of the world. The group has issued a statement: We – ...

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TRAILER: Countdown To Zero

Vice today released a second trailer for their coming documentary about the continuing search for an HIV vaccine and cure. Today’s trailer features legendary HIV/AIDS activist Peter Staley. The film debuts on HBO on World AIDS Day, December 1st, at 9PM.

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Scalia’s Worst Nightmare [VIDEO]

Famed HIV/AIDS activist Peter Staley sends us this amusing short film. Just watch. And keep an eye on the books.

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Buzzfeed: Nancy Reagan Rejected Rock Hudson’s Desperate Request For Help With Experimental AIDS Treatment

Buzzfeed reporter Chris Geidner tonight revealed that official White House and Reagan documents show that Nancy Reagan rebuffed Rock Hudson’s plea for help in getting access to experimental treatment as he lay dying of AIDS in Paris. The request was made through publicists Yanou Collart and Dale Olson. Three days after Hudson’s collapse, he still lacked permission to go to ...

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NEW YORK: ACT UP Crashes Ceremony Honoring Home Of Closet Case Ed Koch

Members of ACT UP yesterday crashed the ceremony to announce that the home of late New York City mayor and closet case Ed Koch is being named a historical landmark. That apartment building, NOT incidentally, is also the home of Larry Kramer.

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At The US Conference On AIDS

Mark King attended last week’s conference in New Orleans, where he interviewed such notables at Peter Staley, Valenzuela, and Mondo from Project Runway.

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HomoQuotable – Peter Staley

“Given the strength of the marriage movement, though, surely the major gay rights organizations could reappropriate just 10 percent of their budgets to fighting HIV and AIDS. “Contrary to the prevailing skepticism, that battle is not a lost cause. Treating people with antivirals both keeps them alive and prevents them from infecting others. Massachusetts saw its HIV infection rates drop ...

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NEXT THURSDAY: Broadway Cares To Host Public Meeting On AIDS Survivorship

Last night I went to the Broadway Cares planning session for next week’s public forum on AIDS survivorship where I’ll be one of the panelists. In the left foreground of the above photo is Tony winner Stephen Spinella, who will be the evening’s host. On the right is famed activist and panelist Peter Staley. At the head of the table ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Broadway Cares To Host Public Meeting On AIDS Survivorship

On May 9th in New York City, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will hold a public meeting to address the issues of the generation of gay men who survived the plague. The Medius Working Group presents a free community forum to assess what it’s like to be part of the “AIDS Generation,” to have lived through the epidemic in the 1980s ...

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At The GLAAD Media Awards

Loyal JMG photographer Dr. Jeff snapped over 650 photos on the GLAAD Media Awards red carpet and afterwards and he’s edited that down to a more user-friendly 130 shots. Click through for lots of heroes to the movement like Chris Kluwe, Brendon Ayanbadejo, Peter Staley, and many others. Kitchen Cousins!

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Oscar Nomination For AIDS Documentary
How To Survive A Plague

The critically-raved AIDS documentary How To Survive A Plague was among the Oscar nominations today in the Best Documentary category. The film’s star, activist Peter Staley, issued a one-word response this morning on his Facebook page: “YAY!!”

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Closeted Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch Reviews How To Survive A Plague

Poz.com blogger and renowned activist Peter Staley tips us that closeted former NYC Mayor Ed Koch has reviewed the AIDS documentary, How To Survive A Plague. Staley notes that Koch fails to mention his own detestable role in thwarting the early response to what would become a global pandemic. From Koch’s review: While demonstrations were necessary to keep the issue ...

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Donna Summer’s 1989 Letter To ACT UP

JMG reader and famed AIDS activist Peter Staley sends us a previously unreleased letter that Donna Summer wrote to ACT UP at the height of the controversy about her alleged anti-gay statement. Hit the link and read Staley’s account of that time.

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Have You Given Up Hope For A Cure?

That’s what longtime HIV/AIDS activist Peter Staley asks his readers on Poz.com I know I haven’t, and I’m betting most POZ/AIDSmeds readers haven’t either. Then why aren’t we fighting harder for research towards a cure? And why aren’t we pushing back harder against congress for recently blocking support for needle exchange programs, or taking Obama to task for his proposed ...

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AIDS Funding Gets Chunk Of Stimulus

Peter Staley at Poz.com dug into the stimulus bill for the NIH and determined that AIDS research funding will likely rise substantially under Barack Obama’s plan. Tucked away in the massive stimulus package signed by President Obama last week is the largest budget increase in the NIH’s history. Thanks to Senator Arlen Specter, the budget of the National Institutes of ...

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