Some straight people told me recently how much they loved Dallas Buyers Club. I was tempted to tell said straight people that I hated the movie, that a narrative about AIDS in the 1980s that uses queer people as a background is a little too 1990 for me—but I relented. My thoughts are, I tell…
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Meryl Streep about the new song Stephen Sondheim wrote for Into The Woods (✗)
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Q: Larry, does the President have any reaction to the announcement—the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, that AIDS is now an epidemic and have over 600 cases?
MR. SPEAKES: What’s AIDS?
Q: Over a third of them have died. It’s known as “gay plague.” (Laughter.) No, it is. I mean it’s a pretty serious thing that one in every three people that get this have died. And I wondered if the President is aware of it?
MR. SPEAKES: I don’t have it. Do you? (Laughter.)
Q: No, I don’t.
MR. SPEAKES: You didn’t answer my question.
Q: Well, I just wondered, does the President—
MR. SPEAKES: How do you know? (Laughter.)
Q: In other words, the White House looks on this as a great joke?
MR. SPEAKES: No, I don’t know anything about it, Lester.
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Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Gloria Steinem, East Room of the White House, November 20, 2013.
Walter Naegle, Bayard Rustin’s partner, & Tam O’Shaughnessy, Sally Ride’s partner, accepted the Presidential Medal of Freedom on behalf of their deceased partners. Gloria Steinem shared a moment with Obama when receiving her Presidential Medal of Freedom.
How One Lawyer Turned The Idea Of Marriage Equality Into Reality: Ten years ago Monday, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled for marriage equality. Mary Bonauto argued that case for seven same-sex couples, has played a key role in almost every big win in the marriage fight, and is not done yet. “I want to be a part of helping take it over the finish line,” she tells me.