“When you look at the prevalenceof HIV in the African-American com-munity, it’s primarily young womenwho are getting it from men whoare on the down low.”
, discussing HIV trans-mission on the June 22 episode of ABC talk show“The View” (CNN, July 14)
“The Centers for Disease Controlhas publicly disproven this myth.And since June 22, thousands ofpeople have written to ABC, askingthem to provide corrected infor-mation to viewers. … We ask ABCand ‘The View’ to keep the con-versation going by correcting therecord and elevating voices thatcan provide accurate informationabout HIV/AIDS for African Ameri-can gay and bisexual men, AfricanAmerican women, and all viewers.”
— A full-page ad placed in Variety last week by theGay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, theBlack AIDS Institute and the National Black JusticeCoalition. (Glaad.org)
“Tired Gay succumbs to Dix in200 meters”
— Headline on a July 3 Reuters article about WalterDix beating Tyson Gay in the 200 meters at thePrefontaine Classic Diamond League track meet.(Reuters.com, July 3)
Police chief: Gays not targeted inrecent crime spate.
Atlanta police LGBT liaisonPatrica Powell proﬁled.
Lesbians make runoff forFulton Commission.
Handel, Deal battle to faceBarnes in governor’s race.
Results in other primaryraces of LGBT interest.
Obama unveils NationalHIV/AIDS Strategy.
Judge rules against Defenseof Marriage Act.
Editorial: Roy Barnes forgovernor.
Speaking Out: Readers respond toKaren Handel, gay voters.
Cyndi Lauper’s ‘True Colors.’
Dining: Southern seafood delights.
Theater: Iconic musical‘Hairspray’ still holds.
Events: ‘Backpack’ returns toPiedmont Park.
Georgians go for gold atGay Games.
Georgia Spotlight: Atlanta Queer LiteraryFestival, Project LifeVEST.
Business Spotlight:Gayborhood app.
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Correction: The Best of Atlanta awards inthe July 9 issue incorrectly listed the At-lanta Humane Society as the second placewinner in the Best Pet Nonproﬁt/Rescuecategory. Second place actually went tothe Georgia Humane Society. The GeorgiaVoice regrets the error and thanks bothorganizations for their hard work.
“The gay inmates wear their shirts inside out tolet others know they are available. So if Lindsaydoesn’t want someone to grab her ass she’dbetter keep her shirt on straight. Women grabeach other like animals when the guards aren’tlooking. It’s disgusting.”
Countries in South Americathat allow gay marriage:Argentina became the ﬁrston July 15, 2010
Hours of debate in the ArgentineSenate over whether to approvethe same-sex marriage law backedby President Cristina FernandezEstimated attendance at a march against gaymarriage organized by the Catholic Church andother religious groups the night before the voteCountries in the world that nowrecognize gay marriage: Neth-erlands, Belgium, Spain, Canada,South Africa, Norway, Sweden,Portugal, Iceland and Argentina
— Tamara Haley, an inmate at Century Regional Detention Center in Lynwood, Calif., onwhat actress
can expect during her incarceration there for probationviolations. (New York Daily News, July 15)
IN THEIR OWN WORDS
Sources: Time, BBC
“I’m not going to say that I was one ofthose that ran around saying, ‘Hey, I’mout,’ but I didn’t have a problem withpeople knowing. When I had desk as-signments, I always had pictures of mypartner and our child. People knew.”
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