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Presidential Proclamation — World AIDS Day, 2015

The White House has released a Proclamation by the President on World AIDS Day. The Proclamation follows: 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 […]

Gunmen kill three at ‘Gay Festival’ in Acapulco

Gunmen attacked a gay festival over the weekend in Acapulo, Mexico killing three and wounding five, reports Agence France-Presse. Attackers stormed the “Reina Gay” festival taking place in Tres Palos on the edge of Acapulco Sunday, opening fire on the crowd, a local police official told AFP. Authorities could not confirm if Sunday’s attack was […]

World AIDS Day 2015 — National LGBTQ Task Force: ‘The time to act is now’

WASHINGTON, DC — On the eve of World AIDS Day 2015, the National LGBTQ Task Force is urging everyone to “decisively act” to help end stigma and advance health care access for people living with HIV/AIDS — and to “seize the opportunity” to create an AIDS-free world. This year’s theme is Think Positive, Rethink HIV. […]

St. Paul’s to honor World AIDS Day by lighting the cathedral red

St.Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, at 2728 6th Ave. in San Diego will honor World AIDS Day by lighting the cathedral red. The Cathedral lights have been changing each month to recognize various national and world issues.  This week Nov 30- Dec 3 the Cathedral will reflect the color red in remembrance of all those who have died […]

Pride Foundation invests over $7.5 million to support LGBTQ people in 2015

SEATTLE, Wa.—Pride Foundation, a regional community foundation, has announced that it has invested over $7.5 million this year to expand opportunities and advance full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals and families throughout the Northwest. “2015 represented another important milestone for our community,” said Kris Hermanns, Executive Director of Pride Foundation. “Despite […]

amfAR establishes San Francisco-based institute for HIV Cure Research

NEW YORK – amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, today announced the establishment of the amfAR Institute for HIV Cure Research, an innovative collaborative enterprise based at UC San Francisco (UCSF). As the cornerstone of amfAR’s $100 million cure research investment strategy, the aim of the Institute will be to develop the scientific basis of […]

Book review: ‘Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: James Dean’s Final Hours’

The minute you glimpsed the red-and-blues, you knew you were sunk. Yep, and now you have a traffic citation to pay for stepping on it, having a lead foot, a pedal to the metal. You knew better than to exceed the speed limit, but you couldn’t resist and, as you’ll see in the new book […]

UK to reconsider rules on gay men donating blood

The United Kingdom’s rules on gay men giving blood are to be reconsidered. The BBC reports that Public Health Minister Jane Ellison says there will be a review. “Making sure that the blood supply is safe is an absolute priority,” she said. “Donor deferral for men who have sex with men was changed from lifetime […]

Turing refuses to reduce the price of Daraprim

Turing Pharmaceuticals, which sparked fury two months ago by increasing the price of the drug Daraprim, said Tuesday that it would not reduce the list price of that drug after all, reports The New York Times. Daraprim is a preferred treatment for toxoplasmosis, a rare parasitic infection that affects people with weak immune systems including […]

Cyprus parliament votes in favor of a Civil Partnership Bill

Thursday, the Cyprus parliament voted in favor of a Civil Partnership Bill – the first time that the country has voted in favor of recognizing same-sex marriage. Pink News reports that a large majority were in favor of the law – which proponents say offers much of the same benefits of marriage – with 39 […]

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