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Obama, Kimmel Commemorate World AIDS Day

Featured, Politics  

Today, December 1 is World AIDS Day. In conjunction with Jimmy Kimmel Live, President Obama made videotaped statements to observe the day and motivate viewers to continue a vigilant fight against the disease. “This World AIDS Day, everyone has a role to play. Jimmy Kimmel’s not just a talk-show host, he’s an activist. Bono’s not…

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Elton John Honored By Harvard For HIV/AIDS Activism, Fundraising

Entertainment  

The O.G. Rocket Man (i.e. not the one from North Korea) has been honored by Harvard University for his efforts in fighting HIV/AIDS and for his general awesomeness. Elton John – who is now 70 (!!) – received the Harvard Foundation’s Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award in a ceremony Monday, which we imagine took place…

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Acclaimed ACT UP Drama ‘BPM’ Poster Silenced

Entertainment, Featured  

We are quite excited for the impending U.S. release of BPM:Beats Per Minute (original French language title: 120 Battements Par Minute), an award-winning 2017 Cannes standout about ACT UP’s fight for AIDS action and awareness in Paris in the 1990s. However, we couldn’t help but notice a glaring disparity between the original unit publicity photo…

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ACT-UP Drama ‘BPM’ France’s Official Oscar Entry

Entertainment, Featured  

A queer-themed Cannes winner is now making a bid for the Oscars. 120 Battements Par Minute — a.k.a. 120 Beats Per Minute, a.k.a. “that gay French film that you’re supposed to watch” —  has been chosen as France’s submission for the Best Foreign Language Film category at the next Academy Awards.   BPM was last…

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