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New amfAR grants enlist help of bioengineers to overcome obstacles to curing HIV

NEW YORK, NY — In a novel approach to conquering HIV, amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, is pairing HIV researchers with bioengineers to address the main barrier to a cure for HIV: the persistent reservoirs of virus not cleared by antiretroviral therapy. A new round of Investment grants, totaling $1.2 million, will support six […]

Registration underway for World OutGames Miami

MIAMI, Fla. – Registration is well underway with sports enthusiasts from more than 40 countries ready to compete during World OutGames Miami 2017, a 10-day event that will bring to life 30 sports and 400 events across the areas of Sport, Culture and Human Rights.  Making its U.S. debut, the Games will welcome thousands of […]

Public health experts affirm virally suppressed people living with HIV do not transmit the virus

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, NASTAD (National Alliance of State & Territorial AIDS Directors), a leading non-partisan non-profit association that represents public health officials who administer HIV and hepatitis programs in the U.S. and around the world, published a new statement affirming that durably virally suppressed people living with HIV on antiretroviral therapy (ART) do not sexually […]

Equality California announces 2017 Legislative Package

SACRAMENTO — Equality California (EQCA) today announced the initial 10 sponsored bills of its 2017 legislative package. Rick Zbur, EQCA executive director introduced The package saying, “The LGBT community faces significant challenges in Washington and across the country with attempts to roll back LGBT civil rights along with programs that LGBT people depend on, such […]

Who are America’s new political elites and what do they want?

Thom Senzee, author of this article, is a West Coast-based freelance journalist, and a regular contributor to San Diego LGBT Weekly. A new political class has assumed power in America. They’re the voters to whom conventional wisdom gives credit for putting Donald J. Trump in the White House despite his epic loss of the popular […]

NC Republican lawmakers’ ‘compromise’ allows no full repeal of HB 2

RALEIGH, N.C. — Last week, Republican lawmakers introduced a so-called “compromise” bill they claim would repeal HB2 and end the NBA and NCAA boycotts of North Carolina. However, HB186 does not at all resemble a full repeal of HB2, which was a clear condition set by the NBA and NCAA for ending the boycott. HB186 […]

Senior Housing Info. Session this Wednesday, March 1 at The Center

Looking for more information about the new LGBT-affirming senior housing development? The next information session will be held at The Center on Wednesday, March 1 from 5:30-7pm. For more information, contact LaRue Fields at seniors@thecentersd.org or 619.692.2077 x205.

‘Moonlight’ wins Best Picture at the Oscars after unprecedented gaffe

Moonlight took Best Picture at last nights Oscars ceremony but not without an unprecedented gaffe by organizers as they gave co-presenters Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty the wrong envelope. As Dunaway announced La La Land the winner and the movies’ team arrived on stage there was a flurry of activity behind them as organizers realized […]

Celebrities support unity and inclusion on the Oscars red carpet with Together movement

LOS ANGELES – Last night during the 89th annual Academy Awards, celebrities and influencers took to the red carpet wearing a little something extra – an ampersand (“&”) pin. Singer and songwriter Sting, ‘Moonlight’ actor Jaden Piner, costume designer Colleen Atwood, and E!’s Brad Goreski all wore the “&” to express solidarity against hateful and […]

ATIXA reissues position statement on Title IX, gender equity, and gender expression

BERWYN, Pa., — Recent developments have prompted Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA) to revise and reissue its position statement on the protections of transgender and transitioning people under Title IX. The arguments for inclusion remain largely unchanged, however the history of the issue has been edited to reflect changes in the current political winds. This ATIXA […]

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