White House Discloses Commitment to Prioritizing HIV/AIDSJeffrey S. Crowley

Blogentary by Jeffrey S. Crowley - August 20, 2010

The Obama Administration is taking new action to prioritize support for Federal HIV/AIDS prevention and care programs, and  is sending to the Congress an amendment to the President’s FY 2011 budget request to increase HIV/AIDS funding by $65 million. 

This is comprised of a requested $35 million increase for HIV prevention in order to continue exciting new HIV prevention activities described below to support the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and a $30 million increase for State AIDS drug assistance programs to respond to the ongoing crisis States are facing in operating these essential programs.

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Four Books for Your Fall Reading ListRobin & Ruby

As summer begins to give way to fall, it is time to start thinking about curling up with a good book and letting the author take you on a journey.

Here are four new works that can help you escape —

and the good news is they are all available at the Lavender Library.

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Montreal Declares “Queer Of The Year” Contest WinnerSean Horlor

Montreal, Quebec (August 17, 2010)

The votes have been counted and Montreal has announced a winner in the“Queer of the Year” contest. Sean Horlor of Vancouver, British Columbia won the ultimate title after a week of fierce competition amongst four other competitors.

Throughout Montreal’s Pride festivities last week, the contestants showed the world how they can heat it up in the kitchen, behind the camera, on stage and through the streets of Montreal (keeping it clean, of course, during a fund-raiser carwash).

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Same Sex Marriage Put On Hold Again

Commentary by Boyce Hinman

On Monday, August 16, the other shoe dropped. In a widely expected order, the United States Court of Appeals For the 9th Circuit put the same sex marriage court decision of Judge Vaughn Walker on hold until the appeals court decides whether or not Judge Walker’s decision is correct.

It now appears that we cannot expect a decision from the appeals court until early next year, although the order did say that the court would handle the case in an “expedited” manner.

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Former Russian Billionaire Says to “Kill Gays, Lesbians” German Sterligov

MOSCOW, August 16, 2010 (GayRussia)

Russia’s first legal billionaire of modern times has called for the killing of all gays and lesbians.

Former super-rich oligarch German Sterligov, who is said to have amassed a fortune in the commodities exchanges when aged 24 following the collapse of the Soviet Union, confirmed that he wanted all gay men and women killed when he was interviewed on the popular Moscow radio station Echo Moskvi.

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