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In the midst of a pandemic, will the FDA finally lift the gay blood ban?

(Image: Center for Disease Control) As the COVID-19 crisis rages on and U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams begs citizens to donate blood to alleviate a growing need, LGBTQ activists have once again called on the FDA to lift a years-old ban on gay men from donating. In the midst of the calls for more blood donors, GLAAD spokesperson Sarah Kate Ellis took the community’s frustration to Twitter, saying “The antiquated ban that still prevents gay and bisexual men, and men who have sex with men fro...
Tags: Twitter, Feature, UK, California, Life, Lifestyle, Red Cross, Fda, Lgbtq, Ad Friendly, Ellis, Ryan White, Wiener, GLAAD, Jerome Adams, Scott Weiner


Director Ryan White reveals the double-edged sword of queer representation in ‘Visible: Out on TV’

Director Ryan White Ryan White doesn’t stop. The documentarian behind The Case Against 8 and The Keepers has enjoyed two consecutive Sundance Film Festivals with new movies having their premiere. Last year, we chatted with White about his acclaimed documentary Ask Dr. Ruth. His next feature, Assassins, comes out later this year. For the moment, though, White is focused on an epic television event. We mean that in two senses of the word. As produced by Wilson Cruz & Wanda Sykes, Visible: Out o...
Tags: Apple, Asia, Feature, Hollywood, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Atlanta, David, Netflix, Anderson Cooper, Philadelphia, Ellen, Pbs, Wanda, Oprah, Janet Mock


What to Watch: Queer history on TV, a Guatemalan love story and Juliette Lewis trailing a killer

Margret Cho in ‘Visible’ Stepping out on a movie date this weekend? Netflix and chillin? Whatever your entertainment needs, we got your back (and hopefully your mind) with Queerty’s weekly “Culture Club” column with some of the highlights of new releases, streaming shows, classics worth revisiting, and what to drink while you watch. The Must: Visible-Out on TV Out-gay director Ryan White (The Case Against 8, The Keepers, Ask Dr. Ruth) returns with his most ambitious—and impressive—projec...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Feature, New York, Entertainment, La, Norman Lear, US, Lifestyle, Los Angeles, Georgia, Juliette Lewis, Netflix, Lgbtq, Janet Mock, Eastern Europe


Prescription costs prompt 7% of HIV positive people in US to skip meds

A study has found that 7% of those diagnosed with HIV in the US are not adhering to their medication because of financial cost concerns. The same study found 14%, used “cost-saving strategies” with their meds. What are drug cost-saving strategies? In this instance, that includes any of the following: Asking a doctor for a lower-cost medication. Buying prescription drugs from another country. Using alternative therapies. Skipping doses. Taking less medicine. Delaying filling a prescription beca...
Tags: Health, Sweden, Cdc, Hiv, US, Lifestyle, United Nations, Medication, North America, Donald Trump, Murray, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Ryan White, Penner, Hiv Positive


December Days to Remember

Stay timely and learn more about the wide variety of December days to remember, observances, holidays, awareness campaigns, and cultural celebrations. 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, November 25 – December 10 Continuing from November, the first 10 days in December are a part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign, which works to “challenge violence against women and girls.” The campaign concludes on Human Rights Day (see December 10). Sun...
Tags: New York, Supreme Court, Church, Lifestyle, Alabama, America, Hillary Clinton, United States, South Africa, South Dakota, Bill Clinton, United Nations, Army, Hugh Hefner, Catholic Church, Un


‘Ask Dr. Ruth’ director Ryan White on how the great sex therapist came to support gay rights

The 'Ask Dr. Ruth' talks his latest film, the famed sex therapist, and the advice she gave him.
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Ad Friendly, Ruth, Sundance, Ryan White, Ask Dr Ruth


Ask Dr. Ruth: Watch the trailer for the new documentary about the iconic sex therapist

Dr. Ruth Westheimer is a German-born Jewish Holocaust survivor who emigrated to the United States in 1956 and eventually became arguably the world's best known sex therapist. She's hosted multiple radio and TV shows and written dozens of books about sex. Now, the 90-year-old is the subject of a new documentary titled Ask Dr. Ruth that will premier at the Sundance Film Festival in a few weeks. Directed by Ryan White with distribution by Hulu, the film will be in theaters later this year and pres...
Tags: Video, News, Sex, United States, Documentaries, Hulu, Ruth, Ryan White, Ruth Westheimer, Sex Therapy, Sex Therapists


How The Keepers Inspired Police To Make It Easier To Report Sex Crimes

Netflix's true crime docu-series, The Keepers, gets a lot of things right. Unlike many others in the genre, the series puts the focus on the victims rather than their perpetrators. Often, in the allure of a compelling storyline, the victims can be overshadowed. The riveting docu-series is being praised for choosing to focus on the victims and those in the community relentlessly pursuing justice not only for themselves but for everyone involved whether they came forward or not.The tragic reality...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Baltimore, Baltimore Sun, Ryan White, Baltimore Police Department, Reddit AMA, Baltimore Maryland, Cathy Cesnik, Maskell, Archbishop Keough High School, Lopez Jeana Dewan Tatum


The Archdiocese Tried To Troll The Keepers' Director On Reddit

The Keepers is currently streaming on Netflix, and tells the heartbreaking and completely shocking accusations about events happening within the walls of Archbishop Keough High School in Balitmore, Maryland during the 1960s and 70s. The seven-part documentary centers around the death of a young 26-year-old nun teaching at the school, Sister Cathy Cesnik. From there, the story widens to include the sexual abuse allegations against one Father Joseph Maskell, now deceased, by "Jane Doe," later ide...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Netflix, Reddit, Catholic Church, Ama, Ryan White, Cathy, Jean, Jane Doe, Gwendoline Christie, Wehner, Brienne, Cathy Cesnik, Maskell, Archbishop Keough High School


What The Keepers Gets So Right About True Crime

True crime documentaries are rarely ever about the actual victims. Take Making a Murderer for example: The 10 - part Netflix series is nominally about solving the mystery of what actually happened to Teresa Halbach, a 25-year-old aspiring photographer who was found dead in 2005. But ultimately, the show is more interested in exploring whether the Manitowoc County police department framed Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey for murder than it is in shedding light on this young woman's short life, an...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Maryland, Netflix, Baltimore, Steven Avery, Brendan Dassey, Manitowoc County, Teresa Halbach, Ryan White, Cathy, Jane Doe, Keough, Vanessa Grimaldi, Kathryn Lindsay, Cathy Cesnik


How The Serena Williams Documentary Inspired Me To Love My Body

Photo: Courtesy of EPIX. Let me begin by saying: I am not an avid tennis fan. But I am a Serena Williams fan. As a young Black girl who grew up playing sports (and, briefly — very briefly — tennis, with my own sister), I was always looking for role models. For many girls just like me, Serena and Venus were symbols, not just of what's possible for women of color in sports, but women of color anywhere.Even as a confessed Serena supporter, however, I was surprised a...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Williams, Little Mermaid, Drake, Oprah, Serena Williams, Venus, Black, Idc, Serena, Ryan White, Epix



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