Tag Archives: Spencer Cox

Utah Gov: Vax Opposition Is “Literally Killing” People

The Deseret News reports: Gov. Spencer Cox is counting on stories from Utahns who skipped the COVID-19 shots and then became gravely ill after catching the virus to encourage more vaccinations in the state, warning that opposition to the vaccines is “literally killing” people. “I promise you the disease is worse than the vaccine. I can’t make it more clear …

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Utah Governor Declares “Weekend Of Prayer” For Rain

Salt Lake City’s NBC News affiliate reports: With hot, dry weather in the immediate and long-term forecasts, Gov. Spencer Cox on Thursday called on Utahns to pray for rain this weekend as Utah’s drought conditions continue to worsen. In a pre-recorded video, the governor called on Utahns of all faiths to join him in a “weekend of humble prayer” from …

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GOP Utah Gov Is State’s First To Recognize Pride Month, Salt Lake City Mayor Raises Rainbow Flag Over City Hall

Salt Lake City’s ABC News affiliate: On Monday, Governor Spencer Cox issued an order declaring June as LGBTQ+ Pride Month in Utah. “We must encourage relevant and vital conversations about what it means to love each other, understand our differences, and support our LGBTQ+ friends and family members,” Gov. Cox says in the declaration. “We can strengthen resilience in the …

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GOP Utah Governor Signs “Porn Filter On Phones” Bill

The Associated Press reports: Utah is a step closer to requiring all cellphones and tablets sold in the conservative state to automatically block pornography after the Republican governor signed legislation Tuesday that critics call a significant intrusion of free speech. Gov. Spencer Cox has said the measure would send an “important message” about preventing children from accessing explicit online content. …

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Anderson Cooper Tributes Spencer Cox

With help from fellow AIDS activist Rosie Perez.

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AIDS Activist Spencer Cox Dies At 44

Groundbreaking AIDS activist Spencer Cox, who was profiled in the documentary How To Stop A Plague, has died of HIV-related complications at the age of 44. Cox is widely credited with helping create the drug testing protocols that rushed life-saving medications to a desperate community.  ACT UP sends us his obituary: From 1994 to 1999, he was Director of the …

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