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Zachary Quinto joins AIDS Monument Foundation Board of Directors

On Thursday, June 11th, 2015
Actor Zachary Quinto arrives for the Los Angeles premiere of "What's Your Number?" at the Regency Village Theater in Los Angeles, September 19, 2011.  AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images) Actor and gay rights activist Zachary Quinto has been announced as the newest member of the AIDS Monument Foundation Board of Directors on Wednesday. Quinto joins a board that now also includes William Morris Endeavor Board Member Mark Itkin and marketing executive Tom Whitman. The “Star Trek” star and openly gay actor is excited to ...

Man labeled for being gay with ‘chronic condition’ by doctor

On Saturday, August 10th, 2013
Mathew Moore A California doctor ordered a complete physical for her new patient, Matthew Moore. As Moore reviewed his treatment plan via the medical documents provided to him, he noticed something odd. His new doctor listed a chronic condition as “homosexual behavior” with the reference code 320.0, reported by NBC4 on Aug. 8. This specific medical code ...

AMA votes to oppose outdated FDA ban on gay blood donors

On Tuesday, June 25th, 2013
Nat'l Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Marked With Expanded HIV/AIDS Testing The American Medical Association voted Tuesday to oppose a 30 year old ban by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which prohibits gay men from donating blood according to ABC news on June 20. The ban originated in 1983 at the height of the AIDS outbreak during a time when there was little education about ...

ElderBranch Explores the Challenges and Promises of LGBT Senior Living

On Thursday, May 30th, 2013
seniorcouple New York, NY (PRWEB) May 29, 2013 In an initial piece on LGBT senior living, ElderBranch reported that the number of LGBT adults over 65 currently exceeds an estimated 3 million and is expected to double by 2030. Nevertheless, there are relatively few senior living facilities that cater to or even welcome this group of ...

Final Design for New York City AIDS Memorial Unveiled

On Saturday, March 30th, 2013
NEW YORK CITY AIDS MEMORIAL Memorial’s Board Launches Capital Campaign with Strong Momentum NEW YORK, March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The New York City AIDS Memorial’s Board of Directors (http://nycaidsmemorial.org) revealed new renderings of the final design for the memorial and formally launched their capital campaign at a press conference Wednesday evening in Manhattan. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130328/NY84718 ) The effort to build ...

‘Tips from Former Smokers’ Campaign applauded for its LGBT focus

On Saturday, March 30th, 2013
A Tip About Secondhand Smoke: Ellies’s Singing Tip Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 28, 2013 The Fenway Institute applauds the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Office of Smoking and Health (OSH) for including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people among the populations featured in their new ‘Tips From Former Smokers’ tobacco cessation campaign. The campaign features compelling messages from ...

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