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Falling
By October 25, 2014 Read More →

Falling

From the same team that brought you the widely acclaimed shorts “Knowing” and “Open,” comes another portrayal of life as a young gay man. This time we touch on the problem of crystal meth use and the fracturing of relationships.

Posted in: Health, LGBT
Why Storytelling Matters
By October 21, 2014 Read More →

Why Storytelling Matters

Rutgers University students study the way stories are told to better understand the truth behind the messages We are riveted by TED Talks, tune in to NPR shows like “The Moth” and share videos of people telling personal tales on social media. But what is it about stories that captivate us? In “Once Upon A […]

Posted in: Culture
HRC Endorses PrEP, Calls for Bold Action to Expand Access to Anti-HIV Drug
By October 19, 2014 Read More →

HRC Endorses PrEP, Calls for Bold Action to Expand Access to Anti-HIV Drug

Human Rights Campaign calls preventive treatment plan “a critically important tool that must be part of any and all efforts to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States” WASHINGTON- In a policy paper released today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, explicitly endorsed the […]

Posted in: HIV, LGBT
Scholarship Program Makes College Possible for LGBTQ Students
By October 19, 2014 Read More →

Scholarship Program Makes College Possible for LGBTQ Students

Point Foundation, the largest LGBTQ scholarship provider, accepting applications beginning November 1 LOS ANGELES – Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students seeking financial assistance for their undergraduate or graduate school education are encouraged to apply for a Point Foundation Scholarship. Point Foundation (Point) is the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for LGBTQ students of […]

Ebola crisis: US says Cuban medical support ‘welcome’
By October 17, 2014 Read More →

Ebola crisis: US says Cuban medical support ‘welcome’

Cuba is a “welcome” addition to the fight against Ebola, a senior US official has said. A state department spokesman said the Cuban government was doing more than many others to contain the disease. “We welcome their support,” she said. The US has maintained an embargo on Cuba for more than five decades. Last month, […]

Posted in: Health
Ebola Drug Trials to Be Fast-Tracked in West Africa
By October 8, 2014 Read More →

Ebola Drug Trials to Be Fast-Tracked in West Africa

Experimential Ebola drugs will be tested in West Africa for the first time, as part of an initiative to quickly find treatments for the vicious disease.

Posted in: Health
AIDS, TB Patients Not Forgotten During Liberia’s Ebola Crisis
By October 8, 2014 Read More →

AIDS, TB Patients Not Forgotten During Liberia’s Ebola Crisis

DAKAR, SENEGAL— With health clinics closed and people afraid to come in for treatment, Liberia’s national AIDS commission says they are now going door-to-door to get people to come take their antiretroviral medications. All eyes are on Ebola, but experts say there are other deadly diseases being overlooked in the crisis.

Posted in: Health, HIV
Obama admits ‘we’re not moving fast enough’ to stop Ebola spread
By October 8, 2014 Read More →

Obama admits ‘we’re not moving fast enough’ to stop Ebola spread

Barack Obama warned the world not to “stand back” and expect the United States to combat the spread of the Ebola virus alone, saying a slow international response could cost hundreds of thousands of lives.

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Liberian President Thanks Obama for Ebola Support
By September 21, 2014 Read More →

Liberian President Thanks Obama for Ebola Support

WASHINGTON — Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has thanked President Barack Obama and the American people for their additional offer to help Liberia and other West African countries combat the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus. The World Health Organization says there are nearly 5,000 cases of the hemorrhagic fever-like illness in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria, with Liberia being at the epicenter of the outbreak.

Posted in: Health
Cape Town pro-gay mosque opens in South Africa
By September 20, 2014 Read More →

Cape Town pro-gay mosque opens in South Africa

A Muslim academic has opened a gay-friendly mosque in South Africa, despite receiving death threats and fierce criticism from parts of the local Muslim community. Women will also be allowed to lead prayers at Taj Hargey’s “Open Mosque” in Cape Town. “We are opening the mosque for open-minded people, not closed-minded people,” Mr Hargey told […]

Posted in: Religion