Tag Archives: GMHC

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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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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Empire State To Go Red For AIDS Walk

Tonight Harvey Fierstein will throw the switch to illuminate the Empire State Building in red as part of the GMHC’s “Light Up New York” campaign to mark this weekend’s 30th Annual AIDS Walk in Central Park. Fierstein says: “May these lights, and those burning throughout the city, brighten the night sky with remembrance of the countless precious friends and family …

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HomoQuotable – Larry Kramer

“Genocide is the deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or ethnic group. Such as gay people. Such as people of color. To date, around the world, an estimated 78 million people have become infected, 39 million of whom have died. When we first became acquainted with HIV there were 41 cases. The main difference between the Larry …

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GMHC To Host PrEP Rally

Gay Men’s Health Crisis will host a “PrEP Rally” on February 2nd to discuss the use of Truvada as a daily HIV preventive. From their Facebook event page: “Heard about PrEP & Truvada? Not sure if it’s right for you? Not sure how to get it with or without insurance? Let’s clear up some rumors and get the facts! Join …

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At The 24th Annual GMHC Voguing Ball

The 24th Annual GMHC Latex Ball was held last month at Manhattan’s Terminal 5. From filmmaker Nicholas Jenkins: “The Latex Ball attracts over 2,000 individuals from the LGBTQ community to dance, vogue, celebrate fashion and art, and compete for prizes and respect. GMHC first launched the Latex Ball in 1989 as an HIV prevention program in response to dire HIV …

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MISSOURI: LGBT Groups Stand With Family Of Teen Killed By Cop

A coalition of 17 national LGBT and civil rights groups have issued a joint letter in support of the family of Missouri teenager Michael Brown, whose killing by a police officer has inflamed racial tensions and prompted a national outcry. Among the groups signing the letter are the ACLU, HRC, GLAD, GLAAD, GMHC, NGLTF, PFLAG, and the Trevor Project.

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More Trouble For GMHC

Last month the NYC-based Gay Men’s Health Crisis was in the news after executive director Marjorie Hill stepped down amid accusations of mismanagement. Today we learn that GMHC is breaking the lease on its fairly new headquarters and is on the hunt for a less expensive location. Matthew Katz reports at DNA Info: GMHC, which sources said spent millions to …

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Turmoil At GMHC

Earlier this week the Gay Men’s Health Crisis issued a press release noting that CEO Marjorie Hill was stepping down. The notice didn’t seem particularly newsworthy, so I didn’t mention it here. However today DNAinfo reports that there may be more to the story than a routine change in leadership. Sources within the organization said GMHC chairman Mickey Rolfe and …

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LGBT Rights Groups Denounce Supreme Court’s Ruling On Voting Rights Act

LGBT Rights Coalition We, America’s leading LGBT advocacy organizations, join civil rights organizations – and indeed, all Americans whom this law has served to protect – in expressing acute dismay at today’s ruling. Not only had Congress repeatedly reaffirmed the need for this bedrock civil rights protection, but authoritative voices from across America had filed amicus briefs urging the court …

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AIDS Walk NYC: May 19th

If you’re walking this year, feel free to pitch your donation account in the comments.  Visit AIDS Walk New York for information about participating.  RELATED: Check out my slideshow from AIDS Walk 2012, which featured speeches from Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, and a galaxy of Broadway, Hollywood and television stars.

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SLIDESHOW: AIDS Walk New York

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, and a galaxy of Broadway, Hollywood and television stars crowded the main stage in Central Park early this morning to help kick off the GMHC’s 27th Annual AIDS Walk New York. Stars on hand included Wendy Williams, Grammy nominee Keri Hilson, NCIS: Los Angeles star Barrett Foa, Tony winner David Hyde Pierce, Glee’s Dot …

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MUSEUM SHOW: 30 Years Of Art & AIDS

Embiggen the above image for details or go here. Via press release: Starting on November 29, the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art will generously donate its gallery, for a third year, to host, “Art & AIDS: 30 Years,” an exhibition featuring 50 artists living with HIV/AIDS. Over 150 works of art, utilizing diverse media, will be on display …

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Lisa Lampanelli Vs. Westboro

Over the weekend comedian Lisa Lampanelli vowed to donate $1000 to the Gay Men’s Health Crisis for every Westboro protester that show up at her Topeka, Kansas show.

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GMHC Responds To Ruben Diaz

Majorie Hill, CEO of the Gay Men’s Health Crisis, has issued a statement directed at NY state Sen. Ruben Diaz, who has again scheduled a massive anti-gay rally on the same day as the AIDS Walk in Central Park. Sadly, in the mid-afternoon on the 15th, a march against same-sex marriage will be hosted by state Senator Ruben Diaz, Sr. …

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