SAG-AFTRA Focuses on ‘Culture of Healing’ for World AIDS Day

SAG-AFTRA Focuses on ‘Culture of Healing’ for World AIDS Day

Half a dozen prominent HIV/AIDS activists asserted Wednesday night at SAG-AFTRA’s Los Angeles headquarters that American society has to break down more barriers to deal effectively with the disease after more than three decades.

“We have to have a culture of healing which we do not have now,” said Tarell Alvin McCraney, writer of the story that serves as the basis for awards contender “Moonlight,” titled “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue.”

McCraney’s mother died of AIDS, a decade after being diagnosed when he was 13. “I remember the first time I cried was when I saw ‘Forrest Gump’ and saw Jenny die and related that to my mother dying,” he added.

Hollywood’s Fight Against AIDS: “This Industry Is Engaged To Educate”

Hollywood’s Fight Against AIDS: “This Industry Is Engaged To Educate”

Panelists assembled at SAG-AFTRA’s headquarters on the eve of World AIDS Day heaped praise on Hollywood for its early and continuing efforts to educate the world about the deadly disease, but they all agreed that the industry can and should do more – especially when it comes to reaching African Americans.

“The entertainment industry played a huge role at the beginning of the epidemic, and I believe it can play a huge role in ending it,” said Dr. Michael Gottlieb, who in 1981 became the first physician to describe the new disease that would later become known as AIDS.

America Meditating Radio Show

America Meditating Radio Show

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GAIA Elizabeth Taylor Mobile Health Clinics Receive New Tech

GAIA Elizabeth Taylor Mobile Health Clinics Receive New Tech

SAN DIEGO, CA – October 25, 2016 - LRAD Corporation (NASDAQ: LRAD), the world’s leading provider of acoustic hailing devices and advanced mass notification systems, announced today that the Company has donated four LRAD 100X systems to The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (“ETAF”) for use on its mobile health clinics in Malawi. The communication systems are being utilized to broadcast Anti-Siren® acoustic tones, greetings, clinic services and health education information to rural villagers in the Mulanje and Phalombe districts.

Charlize Theron & Elton John Insist It’s Our Generation That Can Stop AIDS

Charlize Theron & Elton John Insist It’s Our Generation That Can Stop AIDS

Every day, thousands of people will die of AIDS and close to 6,000 will become infected with HIV. 

GenEndit, a coalition dedicated to ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030, invites us all to help win this battle. The coalition, made up of Charlize Theron, Elton John, Nelson Mandela's grandson Kweku Mandela Amuah, Elizabeth Taylors grandson Quinn Tivey, strongly believes—along with other committed activists and organizations—that ours is the generation that will, indeed, bring an end to it.

Theron exclusively tells E! News, "We won't see the end of the epidemic unless we are all fighting, especially youth. Young people have always been strong drivers of social change. Ending AIDS requires speaking out and eradicating sexism, racism, homophobia, and any other form of stigma and discrimination that causes anyone to be left behind."

ETAF Ambassador Kelly Gluckman Interviews Politician Bob Poe

ETAF Ambassador Kelly Gluckman Interviews Politician Bob Poe

Many of us who are living with HIV choose to remain in the shadows because of the stigma that goes along with this virus. The prospect of becoming public as HIV positive can be a really scary thing. Stakes are high with possible social and professional repercussions and for so many of us, staying in the HIV closet is the safest bet. Although we are not our virus and the truth is that it’s really no one’s business except perhaps our sexual partners, many of us do decide that it’s worth it to come out and tell the world.

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with Bob Poe, who made the courageous decision to go public about living with HIV while running for the U.S. House of Representatives in Florida’s 10th district this November. According to his interview in Watermark Magazine, if Poe is successful, he will be "the first openly HIV-positive person elected to Congress."

I was honored to have him share his story with me.

All-Star HIV/AIDS Awareness PSA Set to Begin Airing Across the Nation this Month

All-Star HIV/AIDS Awareness PSA Set to Begin Airing Across the Nation this Month

Today, GLAAD is releasing the latest in its series of public service announcements (PSA) in partnership with The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF), set to begin airing this month in seventy-two cable markets across the nation through a generous contribution of airtime by Comcast NBCUniversal. The all-star PSA, produced by award-winning Martian Entertainment, was created to inspire, inform, and reignite the passion needed to beat the HIV and AIDS epidemic once and for all.

"GLAAD was founded in order to combat the sensationalized media coverage surrounding the HIV and AIDS crisis in the 80s, and we have been committed to this cause ever since," said Sarah Kate Ellis, GLAAD President & CEO. "This campaign will help bring more awareness to HIV and AIDS and remind everyone that we have the power to end this epidemic in our lifetime."

Elizabeth Taylor Human Rights Award 2016

Elizabeth Taylor Human Rights Award 2016

Elizabeth Taylor Human Rights Award presented on Nelson Mandela Day by Elizabeth Taylor's grandchildren and Charlize Theron. This years recipient was Martha Theolanah at the International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa.

Elizabeth Taylor’s Grandchildren Support AIDS Conference

Elizabeth Taylor’s Grandchildren Support AIDS Conference

The darling of old Hollywood cinema, the late Dame Elizabeth Taylor, was brought to life when her grandchildren descended upon Durban for the 21st Aids Conference.

Laela Wilding, Finn Mcmurray, and Quinn and Rhys Tivey are ambassadors for the Elizabeth Taylor Aids Foundation (ETAF) at the conference. Images of Taylor are on display as part of a major photographic exhibition, presented by the Getty Images Gallery in London.

Taylor was an English-American actress, businesswoman and humanitarian. She was passionately committed to raising funds and awareness for HIV and Aids . The legendary actress co-founded amfAR, where she helped raise hundreds of millions of dollars for Aids research, and later ETAF, which focuses on direct care, prevention education, and advocacy.

The Grandchildren Of Elizabeth Taylor Are HIV Activists, Too

The Grandchildren Of Elizabeth Taylor Are HIV Activists, Too

Somewhere Elizabeth Taylor is grinning from ear to ear. Her grandchildren have not only become HIV activists in their own right, but they dove right into an HIV protest that took over the main stage at AIDS2016 in Durban, South Africa.

In his ongoing video blog coverage of the global event, Mark S. King speaks to the famous and newly minted activists about their belief that laws criminalizing people with HIV are wrong. Mark also profiles a gay lieutenant colonel who had his military service to our country “erased” after he was wrongly accused of not disclosing his status to a sex partner.