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 […]

Israeli Supreme Court rejects family petition to bury trans woman as a man

May Peleg

Israel’s Supreme Court has rejected a suit from the family of a transgender activist that was challenging instructions in her will that she be cremated. May Peleg, who was chair of the Jerusalem LGBT organization Open House, committed suicide earlier this month. She had been concerned that her ultra-orthodox parents, whose beliefs forbid cremation, would […]

Trump mocks reporter with disability, then demands an apology (VIDEO)


Donald Trump is under fire again, this time for mocking a New York Times reporter that suffers from a disability. The reporter, Serge Kovaleski, suffers from a chronic condition that impairs movement of his arms. Watch the video above. Thursday, Trump denied that he had done so and accused the reporter of “using his disability […]

National LGBTQ Task Force calls for federal probe into murder of Laquan McDonald


MINNEAPOLIS — Last night, authorities in Chicago released a videotape showing Laquan McDonald being shot sixteen times by police. A white police officer has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of McDonald. On Monday, five activists calling for racial justice were shot while taking part in a demonstration near a Minneapolis police station—where protests […]

Todd Bosnich ordered to perform 240 hours of community service


Receives no jail time Todd Bosnich, the ex- policy director for Carl DeMaio’s 52nd Congressional District campaign in 2014, was ordered Monday to perform 240 hours of community service for obstruction of justice when he repeatedly lied by falsely claiming DeMaio had threatened him. Bosnich, 30, of Del Mar, was fined $2,600 and was placed […]

Two teens admit robbing nine pedestrians

San Diego Superior Court

Two teenagers who held up nine pedestrians in a crime spree that began in Hillcrest face long potential prison terms after pleading guilty to all charges Victor Ledesma, 19, and Jonah Michael Ledesma, 18, will be sentenced Dec. 10 by San Diego Superior Court Judge Timothy Walsh. Victor Ledesma faces 42 years while Jonah Ledesma […]

City’s Clean Syringe Exchange Program reviewed


“Can you imagine a 2.8 million pile of dirty syringes?” That’s the image Dr. James Dunford, the city of San Diego’s emergency medical services director, suggested to a San Diego City Council committee Nov. 12 when he reviewed the city’s Clean Syringe Exchange Program for fiscal year 2015. Dunford said those dirty needles were safely […]

New CDC report states 25 percent of gay men should be on PrEP


A new Centers for Disease Control Vital Signs report published today estimates that 25 percent of sexually active gay and bisexual adult men, nearly 20 percent of adults who inject drugs, and less than 1 percent of heterosexually active adults are at substantial risk for HIV infection and should be counseled about PrEP, a daily pill […]

Health plan guide now available for people living with HIV, hepatitis C, hepatitis B and those considering PrEP

Covered California Health Plan

LOS ANGELES —Five leading California HIV organizations—Access Support Network, AIDS Project Los Angeles, Los Angeles LGBT Center, Project Inform, and San Francisco AIDS Foundation—have released an updated guide for people living with HIV, hepatitis C (HCV), hepatitis B (HBV), and individuals considering pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) on choosing a health insurance plan through Covered California. The […]

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