Tag Archives: ACT UP

Resistance Activists Show Force At NYC Pride [VIDEO]

Resistance groups turned out in large numbers at today’s New York City Pride parade, where they were greeted with whistles and roars when they turned the corner onto Christopher Street. Notable among the groups were Gays Against Guns, who chanted “Fuck The NRA!” and ACT UP, which carried black cardboard coffins adorned with signs warning of the death of Medicare …

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PHILADELPHIA: Activists Stage Tug-Of-War With “Pharma Bros” To Protest Hillary On HIV Meds [VIDEO]

Via press release from ACT UP: Over the weekend, the New York and Philadelphia chapters of ACT UP, the AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power, teamed up with allies UAEM (Universities Allied for Essential Medicines) and The Other 98% to stage a tug-of-war with pharma bro’s outside Hillary Clinton’s Philadelphia campaign headquarters ahead of the Democratic National Convention. Activists targeted candidate …

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ACT UP Stages Die-In At Trump Tower [VIDEO]

Via press release: Over 100 LGBT and AIDS activists turned up outside Trump Tower last night to protest Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump meeting with 400 Evangelical religious leaders in New York City. The protest was organized by activist group ACT UP NY (AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power) to combat Trump’s use of the recent massacre at an Orlando gay …

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NEW YORK CITY: ACT UP & Allies To Protest Donald Trump’s Meeting With Anti-LGBT Hate Groups

Via press release: ACT UP NY along with leaders from Muslim, Latinx and LGBTQ organizations will rally in front of Trump tower in New York City against the presumptive Republican presidential nominee’s use of the recent massacre at a gay bar in Orlando to polarize Americans. On Tuesday June 21st, 2016 Donald Trump will meet with the leaders of multiple …

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Hillary Clinton Issues Second And Lengthy “Reagans & AIDS” Apology: I Made A Mistake, Plain And Simple

HIV/AIDS activists were far from satisfied by the one-line apology issued yesterday afternoon by Hillary Clinton after she made the astoundingly ahistorical claim that Nancy Reagan’s “low-key advocacy” had spurred advances against the virus. Tonight Clinton issued a second and quite lengthy statement. Below is her message in full: Yesterday, at Nancy Reagan’s funeral, I said something inaccurate when speaking …

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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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TRAILER: Larry Kramer In Love & Anger

Kramer tells TIME: “I don’t regret anything I’ve done or said. No matter what you say, some people are going to like it and some people aren’t. So it hasn’t shut me up at all. Inside I’m just as tempestuous.”  The documentary debuts on June 29th at 9PM. Set the DVR now.

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ACT UP Pickets HRC’s Gala In NYC

Last night ACT UP picketed outside the HRC’s annual fundraising gala at Manhattan’s Waldorf-Astoria, where tickets were $475. ACT UP’s Facebook page explains the motivation for the protest: HRC has created an LGBT equality index to score the Fortune 500 companies, but there’s no mention of HIV and the thousands of LGBT people with HIV in the workplace. We demand …

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ACT UP To Protest HRC Gala In NYC

Via press release: The AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power (ACT UP) and other HIV activist organizations will converge to protest the neglect of the AIDS crisis by mainstream LGBT organizations at the annual self-congratulatory gala held at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City by Human Rights Campaign (HRC). HRC has been absent on HIV in major ways. Even as …

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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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WaPo Profiles Signorile & Griffin

The Washington Post today published a lengthy profile of SiriusXM radio host Michelangelo Signorile and Human Rights Campaign head Chad Griffin. Here’s a setup: In 2004, 38 percent of respondents supported same-sex marriage, according to a Washington Post-ABC poll. Ten years later: 59 percent. And today, only a decade after Massachusetts ushered in same-sex marriage, Freedom to Marry says that …

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The Normal Heart Wins Emmy For Best Movie, Larry Kramer Joins Cast On Stage

Kramer took the stage with the aid of a bright pink cane and wearing an ACT UP hat. Director Ryan Murphy gave the acceptance speech and the audience responded with the first standing ovation of the night.

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COMPILATION: Gay News In The 1990s

JMG reader Dave Evans has compiled an hour of gay-related news reports that aired in the 1990s. Among the topics: ACT UP demonstrations, the Boy Scouts, gay pride marches, the election of Bill Clinton, the enactment of DADT, the enactment of DOMA, and the murder of Matthew Shepard. PREVIOUSLY ON JMG: Compilations of gay news in the 1970s, gay news …

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Quote Of The Day – Elton John

“While The Normal Heart is a product of a specific time, it is not an artifact. There is still an AIDS crisis — not only in sub-Saharan Africa, but right here in the America, in your state, in your community. And, just as in 1985, it is silence, fear and stigma that continue to drive the epidemic. Today, African-Americans represent …

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Larry Kramer’s Fight For The Normal Heart

The HBO movie debuts on Sunday at 9PM.

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Activists Protest Harlem Hate Church

Members of ACT UP and other activists protested outside Harlem’s ATLAH Church on Saturday in reaction to the church’s billboard calling for the stoning of homosexuals. Via press release: Over fifty LGBT activists protested for over an hour in the rain yesterday outside ATLAH World Missionary Church in Harlem, demanding that the church’s controversial pastor, James David Manning, emerge and …

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TOMORROW: Activists To Picket Harlem Hate Church, Request Collective Stoning

Tomorrow ACT UP and others will picket Harlem’s ATLAH World Missionary Church and demand that they be collectively stoned to death. Via press release: LGBT activists in New York City are calling for a peaceful protest outside ATLAH World Missionary Church Saturday, March 29th, 11:30 a.m. The controversial Harlem church is located at 36 West 123rd Street at Lenox Avenue, …

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Queer Nation Disrupts Final Sochi Promotion At Grand Central Terminal

Via press release: Nearly three dozen members of Queer Nation held a raucous protest at the United States Olympic Committee’s final “Road to Sochi Tour” event at Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan on February 23. The action began just as the event began in historic Vanderbilt Hall, inside the terminal, with protesters chanting “Don’t Buy Putin’s Lies” and unfurling two …

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NEW YORK: State Endorses Truvada For Daily Use As HIV Preventive

The New York state Department of Health has officially endorsed daily use of the Gilead medication Truvada for the prevention of HIV infection. After months of anticipation, the Health Department’s AIDS Institute released thorough clinical guidelines for pre-exposure prophylaxis, commonly known as PrEP, which is a daily dose of HIV medication that people who are HIV-negative but at-risk of contracting …

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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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