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Trump’s First World AIDS Day Proclamation Makes No Mention Of Gay Men, Trans People, Or People Of Color

Trump just issued his first World AIDS Day proclamation and it rather pointedly makes no mention of the lopsided impact of HIV infection on gay men, trans people, or people of color. Trump does, however, single out “adolescent girls and young women.” For comparison, here’s a bit of Obama’s 2016 message: In the United States, more than 1.2 million people ...

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ABOVE: At the 1985 Xmas party described below: Me, Michael, and Barney. Originally posted May 2004. Reposted for World AIDS Day. Michael didn’t look good. We were at his annual Christmas luau party. Tons and tons of people in the house and the backyard. Standing in his kitchen, wearing a grass skirt and a ridiculous Santa hat covered in sequins, ...

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Obama Issues Final World AIDS Day Message [VIDEO]

Will this also be the last time we see the red ribbon hanging at the White House? Via press release: December 1 marks World AIDS Day across the globe, and serves as a way to recommit ourselves to ending HIV/AIDS as a public health threat. Throughout his Administration, President Obama propelled America’s leadership on HIV/AIDS by both developing the first ...

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Scarlett Johannson Sings With Barry Manilow For (RED) Shopathon AIDS Fundraiser [VIDEO]

Jimmy Kimmel devoted last night’s show to World AIDS Day, where the delightful clip below made its debut. Ad Age is raving: There’s nothing remotely earnest about this goofy, charming video promoting (SHOPATHON) RED, a month-long fund-raising effort for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, which launches today (World AIDS Day). From the start, when we see Jimmy Kimmel dialing ...

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President Obama Issues World AIDS Day Video

Last night President Obama issued his annual World AIDS Day proclamation which celebrates continuing advances and vows to pursue a cure for HIV. This afternoon the president follows up that message with a personal video. Watch below.

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ABOVE: At the 1985 Xmas party described below: Me, Michael, and Barney. Originally posted May 2004. Reposted for World AIDS Day. Michael didn’t look good. We were at his annual Christmas luau party. Tons and tons of people in the house and the backyard. Standing in his kitchen, wearing a grass skirt and a ridiculous Santa hat covered in sequins, ...

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White House Issues World AIDS Day Proclamation

President Obama tonight issued his annual World AIDS Day proclamation. It reads: More than three decades ago, the first known cases of HIV/AIDS sparked an epidemic in the United States — ushering in a time defined by how little we knew about it and in which those affected by it faced fear and stigmatization. We have made extraordinary progress in the ...

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World AIDS Day Photo Project: When Dogs Heal

A World AIDS Day photo project titled When Dogs Heal launches this week in Chicago and New York City. Watch below as the Associated Press explains. The exhibit opens tomorrow at Chicago’s FLATS Studio and on Thursday at NYC’s LGBT Community Center.

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Lambda Legal: End HIV Criminalization

Via press release: On World AIDS Day 2014, Lambda Legal urges those tasked with enforcing U.S. criminal law – from governors to prosecutors to police detectives – to halt the criminal prosecution of people based on their HIV status, thereby assisting efforts to combat the misconceptions, fear, stereotypes, discrimination and stigma faced by people living with HIV that fuel the ...

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Bright Light Bright Light & The Pink Singers – Everything I Ever Wanted

Welsh gay singer/songwriter Rod Thomas, who records as Bright Light Bright Light, has released a charity single for World AIDS Day. Thomas is currently touring with Elton John and proceeds from the single go to the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

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Cleve Jones On World AIDS Day

NAMES Project founder Cleve Jones has been interviewed in a World AIDS Day article about The Last One, a documentary on the AIDS Quilt now airing on Showtime. An excerpt: “HIV is increasingly a disease of the marginalized populations. Poverty is part of it. Drug use is part of it. Also to a very large extent stigma remains one of ...

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BRITAIN: Activists Dump Cow Dung At Headquarters Of Anti-Gay Political Party

Via Gay Star News: HIV activists embraced in a gay kiss as they dumped half a ton of cow dung outside the South London office of UKIP. They were disgusted by UKIP leader Nigel Farage and other politicians in the party saying people living with HIV should be barred from coming to Britain. The World AIDS Day (1 December) protest ...

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De Blasio On World AIDS Day

De Blasio’s comment reminds me of what an AIDS educator once told me was his advice to gay men: “When asked if you are HIV+, for many of us there are only two possible answers: ‘Yes’ and ‘I don’t know.'”  From the SF AIDS Foundation: There’s a period of time after a person is infected during which they won’t test ...

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ABOVE: At the 1985 Xmas party described below: Me, Michael, and Barney. Originally posted May 2004. Reposted for World AIDS Day. Membership  Michael didn’t look good. We were at his annual Christmas luau party. Tons and tons of people in the house and the backyard. Standing in his kitchen, wearing a grass skirt and a ridiculous Santa hat covered in ...

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Apple Goes Red For World AIDS Day

 Via Mashable: In a striking show of support for World AIDS Day, Apple in Australia has changed the colour of its logo to red at the flagship Sydney store. The tinted iconic logo illuminated a rainy George Street late on Sunday evening, as onlookers watched on, curious as to what was happening. It is the first store in the world ...

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Obama On World AIDS Day

“Guided by our National HIV/AIDS Strategy, we are working to build a society where every person has access to life-extending care, regardless of who they are or whom they love. The Affordable Care Act prohibits insurance companies from denying coverage due to a pre-existing condition, such as HIV/AIDS, and requires that most health plans cover HIV screenings without copays for ...

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Fox Gives 15 Seconds To World AIDS Day

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UPDATED: President Obama Pledges $100M AIDS Cure Initiative

In a live White House broadcast to mark World AIDS Day, President Obama today pledged $100M to fund an AIDS cure initiative. A new initiative at the National Institutes of Health will be aimed at “advanc[ing] research toward an HIV cure,” Obama said at a White House event marking World AIDS Day, which was Sunday. The initiative is aimed at ...

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This Is An Ad For HIV Testing

Probably not safe for the office. (Tipped by JMG reader Homer)

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British Prime Minister David Cameron Issues World AIDS Day Message

Messages have also been posted by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Labour Party leader Ed Miliband.

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