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For November's theme of COMFORT FOOD we're revisiting movies of our youth and analyzing inspirational features featuring actors portraying characters with intellectual disabilities and it all culminates into this particular discussion which covers both bases quite nicely. The 1994 Robert Zemeckis film “Forrest Gump” starring Tom Hanks was a huge hit that landed a best picture Academy Award. It's an inspirational piece bookended by a feather that features a simple (dumb) man living an extraordinary life that he recounts to folks sitting on a park bench and nobody seems to recognize him despite the fact that he's an All-American college football player, a Medal of Honor winner, an international Ping Pong superstar, the owner of a very successful shrimping boat business and a guy that ran coast to coast for three years very publicly. He also gets laid only one time to a girl with AIDS but doesn't get it but he does get to raise the AIDS baby all by himself. I gotta remember to go easy on Jenny. She had a horrible childhood. She should have been in that room with Forrest inventing dances for Elvis. This movie still kind of hits even if it's even cheesier than you might recall. Funny for, perhaps, some unintentional reasons. He dropped the dime on Watergate, y'know? Subscribe to us on YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuJf3lkRI-BLUTsLI_ehOsg Contact us here: MOVIEHUMPERS@gmail.com Hear us on podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/6o6PSNJFGXJeENgqtPY4h7 Our OG podcast “Documenteers”: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/documenteers-the-documentary-podcast/id1321652249 Soundcloud feed: https://soundcloud.com/documenteers Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/culturewrought
Hollywood heartthrob Rock Hudson was everywhere on American screens in the 1950s and 1960s. He was the man every woman wanted, and every man wanted to be, but what Hollywood knew and the public didn't was that Rock Hudson was a fabrication, a character in and of himself. Roy Harold Scherer, later Roy Fitzgerald, was turned into Rock Hudson by one of Hollywood's most notorious talent agents, Henry Willson, known as much for taking sexual advantage of the young men he made stars as for the stars themselves. Rock Hudson navigated the difficult waters of being a gay star in a time when that would have destroyed his career; when he was diagnosed with AIDS in 1984, he made the complicated choice to go public with the news. While he was abandoned by friends Ronald and Nancy Reagan, he became the face of an emerging pandemic so enmeshed with social issues that his candor arguably changed the course not only of the fight against AIDS, but of the gay rights movement in America and worldwide. Want early, ad-free episodes, bonus divorces, limited series, Zoom hangouts, and more? Join us at patreon.com/trashydivorces! Sponsors This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Visit BetterHelp.com/trashy today to get 10% off your first month. To advertise on our podcast, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://www.advertisecast.com/TrashyDivorces. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
TWiP solves the case of the Haitian female with AIDS and voluminous diarrhea, and review the pathogenesis, epidemiology, prevention and treatment of malaria and Chagas disease. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Daniel Griffin, and Christina Naula Click arrow to play Download TWiP #223 (63 MB .mp3, 88 minutes) Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Links for this episode Malaria (Lancet) Chagas disease (AJTMH) Hero: Joe Cook Letters read on TWiP 223 Become a patron of TWiP Case Study for TWiP 223 46 yo man with minimal pmh, elevated cholesterol, ongoing right upper extremity swelling, 5-10 years intermittently. Goose egg swelling on hand, foot. Lasts for hours, every few months. Go to ER, right upper extremity. Lives in NYS suburbs, Is vet and epidemiologist. Has done extensive travel, Liberia, Ghana, DRC, Uganda, Rwanda, 2 week duration. Doing work, fair amount of animal contact with bats, rodents, birds. PE unremarkable except for swelling of right arm. Blood work unremarkable. 2.5 yr later notice prickling irritation under right eyelid, think they see undulation under skin. Send your case diagnosis, questions and comments to email@example.com Music by Ronald Jenkees
Themes: Family Dynamics, Found family, Sperm donation Episode: How do you define family? Lindsay is joined on the podcast by Mike Syzmanski, a writer, activist, and Lindsay's biological father through sperm donation. Hear the story of how Lindsay and Mike connected and developed a beautiful relationship as father and daughter, and how family dynamics can shift, change and grow over time. Mike talks about his decision to become a sperm donor, his work as a journalist, his journey with Multiple Sclerosis, and more. Mike Szymanski is a journalist, writer and activist, based in Hollywood and has a house full of Dachshunds. He has worked and been published in hundreds of publications including Entertainment Weekly, US Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, and has covered the crime beat, court and school issues, the homeless problems and the AIDS epidemic. He has had award-winning national columns on movie stars, Dachshunds, local government, bisexuality and Multiple Sclerosis - a disease he has lived with since 2000. Show Notes: -An intro to Mike, including his pursuits as a journalist and writer, and how an article he wrote led to him becoming a sperm donor -The story of Lindsay and Mike connecting and the development of their relationship; finding each other through 23 and me and how they became close enough for her to call him “Dad”; why Mike wanted to find his offspring after getting diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis -The importance of staying open-minded when you are going through a similar journey as Lindsay and Mike, especially with the complicated nature of some of these situations -Discussing found family and the importance of knowing that you are the one who can choose the people that you want in your life, and who you want to consider family Resources: -Click here to get Rewire, The Vital-Side Membership for 20% off -Follow Rewire on Instagram here -Lindsay's Instagram: @myvitalside -Visit Lindsay's Website -Cait's Instagram: @caitmurphy.co -Click here for Cait's FREE Masterclass *ALL the content talked about in these episodes should not be used as medical advice. These episodes are to be used for informational purposes only.
Vanessa Anderson says grocery stores are “anthropological treasure troves” — which is why she's trying to visit every single one in LA. Curator Anuradha Vikram talks about AI's integration into labor and art, what the tech means for creativity, and the implications of widespread data scraping. During the 1980s, ACT UP LA advocated for greater awareness of the AIDS epidemic. Now the organization is collecting 100 testimonies from its former members.
The United States has seen a dramatic increase in the number of syphilis cases among newborn babies, according to a recent report from the Center for Disease Control. Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection that can be passed from moms to babies in utero. Last year, more than 3,700 babies tested positive for the disease, a 30% increase in a single year and a tenfold increase in the past 10 years. According to the CDC, the situation is “dire.” To reverse the trends, the report proposed, “[a]ddressing missed opportunities for prevention, primarily timely testing and appropriate treatment of syphilis during pregnancy.” Likewise, a Houston-area doctor quoted in an NBC News article about the report said, “It is unbelievable how this could all be prevented if we just had patients get in for screening and treatment.” During the AIDS crisis of the 80s and 90s, some acted as if the HIV virus could infect anyone at any moment, as if how it spread was a total mystery. This mentality is even more common today, especially among drug companies promoting medication to treat HIV. The recent biopic Bohemian Rapsody takes a similar approach to the story of Freddie Mercury, lead singer of the rock band Queen. Mercury hid the fact that he had AIDS from all but his closest confidants until the days before his death, despite continuing to have multiple sexual partners and possibly playing an outsized role in the AIDS epidemic. The movie, however, depicts Mercury as a hero of self-expression and a victim of horrible illness. His promiscuity is never morally evaluated and barely mentioned. It's considered immoral, in this cultural moment, to limit anyone's self-expression. The diseases and dangers linked to irresponsible sexual expression are disconnected from the behaviors. Instead, they're often treated as evidence of injustice, as if the moral duty of medicine is to free sexual self-expression from any consequences. In this framing, risky sexual behavior is inevitable. Not only is it immoral to suggest that people stop doing those things that spread HIV and infect babies with syphilis, but to do so would be to suggest the impossible. This pessimistic, deterministic view of humanity is demonstrably false. We often say politics is downstream from culture. The state has significant power to influence behavior. For example, in 1984, only 14% of Americans wore seat belts. I'm likely not the only one who remembers bouncing around unrestrained in the back of the family station wagon on long road trips. Just three years later, after 30 states enacted seat belt laws, that percentage tripled to 42%. Last year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 90% of Americans faithfully buckled up while on the roads. A similar phenomenon happened with drunk driving. Four years after the founding of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), Congress raised the legal drinking age to 21. MADD then launched an effort to replace the word “accident” with the word “crash” in common parlance, predicting that this would reinforce in people's minds that drunk-driving collisions were crimes. These efforts to shift culture worked. Since 1982, the number of drunk-driving deaths in America has fallen by more than half. Despite this success, most government-funded efforts to combat the spread of sexually transmitted infections never mention risky sexual behavior. Creators of proven, effective abstinence education resources testify how oddly difficult it is to even gain access to public schools. Even doctors concerned about the spread of congenital syphilis cannot seem to bring themselves to recommend sexual risk avoidance. At the root of the selective outrage is a warped idea of what it means to be human. A worldview that says humans are fundamentally incapable of practicing sexual abstinence assumes that human beings are mere animals. This is a perfect example of what former President George W. Bush once called the “soft bigotry of low expectations.” God's design for sex is good, and the boundaries He designed with it are also good. Not only is it possible for humans to abstain from acting on all their desires, but it's also best, spiritually and physically, when we are able to delay gratification for some higher ends. When we violate God's created boundaries, we violate the design and put ourselves and others at risk. Sadly, the skyrocketing cases of babies born with congenital syphilis are just the latest example of kids paying the highest price for adults' bad ideas. This Breakpoint was co-authored by Maria Baer. For more resources to live like a Christian in this cultural moment, go to breakpoint.org.
The Back To The Blockbuster teams is celebrating the 10th anniversary of Dallas Buyers Club, the film that details the real life story of Ron Woodroof, a cowboy diagnosed with AIDS in the mid-1980s, a time when both etiology and the treatment of HIV/AIDS are poorly understood and its sufferers subject to stigmatization. Written by Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack and directed by Jean-Marc Valle, the story continues with Woodroff smuggling unapproved pharmaceutical drugs into Texas to treat his symptoms. Here, he distributes them to fellow people with AIDS by establishing the “Dallas Buyers Club”, all the while facing opposition from the FDA. The film stars Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, and Jennifer Garner. In addition to the 10 year anniversary of this acclaimed film, the team also breaks down trailers for Anyone But You, Madame Web, and Imaginary, while also discussing the news about a new Bourne being the works from director Edward Berger and Nicholas Hoult being cast as Lex Luthor in Superman: Legacy. The duo also talks box office and gives their predictions for Ridley Scott's Napoleon.
A Morning News Update That Takes Into Account The News Stories You Deem 'Highly Conversational' Today's Sponsor: FlowersFast!http://thisistheconversationproject.com/flowersfast Today's Rundown:Canada border explosion: $300k Bentley driver killed in crash was businessman with wifehttps://www.mirror.co.uk/news/us-news/canada-border-explosion-300k-bentley-31506700 Gregg Popovich grabs arena microphone during game to tell Spurs fans to stop booing Kawhi Leonardhttps://awfulannouncing.com/nba/gregg-popovich-arena-microphone-spurs-fans-stop-booing-kawhi-leonard.html Dolly Parton Dresses as a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader for Revealing Halftime Performancehttps://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-country/dolly-parton-dallas-cowboys-cheerleaders-halftime-1234894800/ Sean ‘Diddy' Combs faces another lawsuit, accused of sexual assault and revenge pornhttps://www.cnn.com/2023/11/23/us/sexual-assault-charge-sean-diddy-combs/index.html Eric Adams accused of sexual assault in 1993 in new legal filinghttps://www.politico.com/news/2023/11/23/adams-sexual-assault-claim-00128571 Timekeepers no more, rank-and-file Jehovah's Witnesses say goodbye to tracking proselytizing hourshttps://www.yahoo.com/news/timekeepers-no-more-rank-file-131155035.html Teyana Taylor Secretly Filed for Divorce From Iman Shumpert in Januaryhttps://radaronline.com/p/teyana-taylor-divorce-iman-shumpert-january-cheating-emotional-abuse/ 'Will & Grace' Star Eric McCormack's Wife Files For Divorcehttps://www.tmz.com/2023/11/22/will-and-grace-star-eric-mccormack-wife-files-divorce/Website: http://thisistheconversationproject.com Facebook: http://facebook.com/thisistheconversationproject Twitter: http://twitter.com/th_conversation TikTok: http://tiktok.com/@theconversationproject YouTube: http://thisistheconversationproject.com/youtube Podcast: http://thisistheconversationproject.com/podcasts #yournewssidepiece #coffeechat #morningnews ONE DAY OLDER ON NOVEMBER 24:Colin Hanks (46)Katherine Heigl (45)Sarah Hyland (33) WHAT HAPPENED TODAY:1859: Charles Darwin published his On the Origin of Species describing the Theory of Evolution.1971: D.B. Cooper staged the world's first ransom hijacking of an airliner. Cooper parachuted out the back door of a Boeing 727 over Southwest Washington State with $200,000, and has never been seen again.1991: Queen's Freddie Mercury died of AIDS complications in London. He was 45. PLUS, TODAY WE CELEBRATE: Leftovers Dayhttps://web.archive.org/web/20190317091055/http://www.gone-ta-pott.com/national_leftovers_day.html
The Thanksgiving holiday inspired Shane to bring his own topic to the show: why the fuck is the deal with those AIDS commercials? So we watch a few of them, discuss Osama Bin Laden's "A Letter to America" and then discuss Friendsgiving. Jumper cables: https://twitter.com/alasirimotors/status/1724114732792033597A letter to America: https://twitter.com/CollinRugg/status/1725179797838737455AIDS commercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJRFIUiGm7MAIDS commercial 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GEOB9aplh0PATREON Bonus 195: "Best Thanksgiving Foods Ranked"Subscribe to our Patreon HERE• $1 a month, cancel any time• 300+ hours of exclusive content• Bonus episode every week• Our entire archive of every episode ever released• Completely commercial free episodes• Follow us on Instagram• Follow us on Twitter• Follow us on YouTubeMerch:• Get some merch (shirts, mugs, stickers)
Back when I was running my solo physical therapy practice, ProActive Health, my mission and ultimate goal was to advocate for individuals to be, well, proactive in their approach to health versus reactive. Of course, it is much easier — both time- and energy-wise, as well as financially — to prevent injuries and illnesses from occurring compared to falling prey to and enduring a long, drawn out course of treatment that can sometimes be, if bad enough, in perpetuity. In my mind, preventative medicine is undoubtedly the future of healthcare for a multitude of reasons and today's guest, Dr. Ron Primas, has been pioneering this model for decades — putting him well ahead of the curve, especially under the allopathic paradigm. Dr. Primas is a board-certified physician with over 30 years of experience in assisting New York City residents and travelers with their health needs. Educated via the traditional allopathic medical system, he has broken out of that archetype to become the proverbial biohacker before biohacking was formalized and has a long-standing passion for longevity well before that was trendy. As a longevity expert, Dr. Primas helps his patients to maximize their biological age with regenerative medicine and a longevity routine that supports their unique personalized health history and goals. In today's conversation, we cover a smorgasbord of topics ranging from chronic pain management to holistic weight management to, of course, biohacking and longevity to red light therapy to diet, supplements and more! Dr. Primas is an absolute wealth of knowledge and not just because he is one smart cookie, but, more importantly, he can speak from decades and decades of personal and professional experience. You can never garner wisdom without real-life experience and Dr. Primas has that in spades. As always, learn lots and light up your health! - Key points: Guest Introduction (00:00:00 - 00:00:22): Guest: Dr. Ron Primas, board-certified physician with 30+ years of experience and a fellow biohacker. Biohacking Modalities (00:00:22 - 00:00:43): Dr. Primas experimented with cocoon, guardian, and BioBlue. Background and Medical Journey (00:00:43 - 00:05:08): Shifted from music to medical school. Worked in AIDS clinic and Mount Sinai outpatient department. Focus on preventive medicine for 30+ years. Health Trends Over 30 Years (00:05:08 - 00:08:56): Prevalence of heart disease. Opioids' impact on acute issues. Chronic Pain Management (00:08:56 - 00:10:27): Success story of lifestyle changes. Advocates for a three-month lifestyle trial for chronic pain patients. Holistic Weight Management (00:10:27 - 00:11:50): Links weight to lifestyle factors. Promotes holistic changes over strict calorie counting. Conclusion (00:15:06 - 00:15:18): Emphasizes lifestyle improvements. Rejects one-size-fits-all approaches. Biohacking Discussion (00:15:18 - 00:15:55): Dr. Belkowski sets the stage for biohacking and longevity discussion. Dr. Primas's Transformation (00:15:55 - 00:17:13): A personal journey to fitness. Introduced to time-restricted eating. Longevity and Biohacking (00:20:50 - 00:22:21): Discovered longevity specialist. Engaged with early biohacking tools. Biometrics and Preventative Medicine (00:22:21 - 00:24:12): The potential of biometrics. Emphasis on government intervention. Longevity Services (00:24:33 - 00:25:43): Comprehensive approach. Incentives tied to health metrics. Challenges of Mass Adoption (00:25:43 - 00:26:34): Acknowledges challenges. Discusses irony of health rewards. Services by Dr. Primas (00:26:34 - 00:31:40): Comprehensive evaluation. Individualized plans based on risk factors. Biohacking Experiences (00:31:41 - 00:35:52): Impact of health changes. Benefits observed in patients. The Guardian+ Device (00:35:52 - 00:36:28): Emphasis on customization. Red Light Therapy and Gum Health (00:36:28 - 00:37:32): Positive experiences with red light therapy. Methylene Blue and Calcium Alpha-ketoglutarate (00:37:32 - 00:41:13): Dr. Primas discusses trying methylene blue. Discusses calcium alpha-ketoglutarate impact. Preventative Perspective on Red Light Therapy (00:41:13 - 00:41:30): Emphasizes the importance of preventative measures. Discussion on Methylene Blue (00:41:30 - 00:43:14): Potential integration for viral conditions. Dr. Primas plans to suggest to patients. Preventative Modalities (00:43:17 - 00:48:52): Emphasis on optimizing sleep and lifestyle habits. Advocacy for evidence-backed practices. Questionable Health Products (00:48:52 - 00:51:14): Emphasizes foundational habits over gadgets. Ancestral Health Diet (00:51:14 - 00:54:39): Explanation of eating based on cultural traditions. Tailoring Diet (00:54:46 - 00:56:12): Genetic testing for fine-tuning. Discussion on dairy alternatives. Essential Amino Acids and Whey Protein (00:56:12 - 00:58:52): Importance of essential amino acids. Potential role as a supplement. Closing Remarks (00:59:14 - 01:01:50): Dr. Belkowski's curiosity about Dr. Primas' approach. Appreciation for Dr. Primas's time. Information about Dr. Primas' website: drprimas.com. Mention of telehealth services, with a preference for an annual in-person visit. - Watch this episode on YouTube - Learn more about methylene blue & BioBlue: Methylene blue BioBlue - Dr. Mike's #1 recommendations: Grounding products: Earthing.com EMF-mitigating products: Somavedic Blue light blocking glasses: Ra Optics - To learn more about red light therapy, methylene blue and shop for the highest-quality red light therapy products, visit https://www.biolight.shop - Stay up-to-date on social media: Dr. Mike Belkowski: Instagram LinkedIn BioLight: Instagram YouTube Facebook
A weekly magazine-style radio show featuring the voices and stories of Asians and Pacific Islanders from all corners of our community. The show is produced by a collective of media makers, deejays, and activists. DESCRIPTION: Sheenaz and Saba of Queer Crescent and Cynthia, Kaiyah, and A of Lavender Phoenix join Cheryl for this week's episode of APEX Express! This first half of the episode dives into the insincerity of pinkwashing and the ways it has been utilized by the Israeli government to exploit LGBTQIA+ rights to distract from their oppressive policies towards Palestinians, both queer and non-queer. Sheenaz and Saba brilliantly expose the ways pinkwashing perpetuates Islamophobia and racist tropes about Palestinians, along with Arab, Muslim, and SWANA communities and shed light on the long history of trans and queer organizing within Palestine, uplifting work of Al Qaws, an organization at the forefront of Palestinian cultural and social change that builds LGBTQ communities and promotes new ideas about the role of gender and sexual diversity in political activism, civil society institutions, media, and everyday life. Queer Crescent urges queer organizations and leaders to speak up, take action, and demand a ceasefire, writing that “As trans, queer and non-binary people we understand too well what is at stake when our self-determination and sovereignty are removed. Palestine is a queer issue, and it is our duty to listen and learn from queer Palestinians who are living under Israeli occupation, and in the imposed Diaspora”. You can sign on to Queer Crescent's ceasefire campaign at bit.ly/PalestineisaQueerIssue. In the second half of the show we are joined by Cynthia, Kaiyah, and A of Lavender Phoenix who emphasize the importance of care within the Palestine Liberation movement, urging our listeners to not fall into feelings of inaction. They highlight the importance of grief routines and using grief and rage as tools for momentum, and ask the provoking difficult question: What could it look like for people to feel as safe at a protest as they feel at home? We also gain intimate insight into the ways Lavender Phoenix has been organizing, as Cynthia, Kaiyah, and A emphasize the interconnectedness of all of our struggles and the interconnectedness of all of our freedoms. IMPORTANT LINKS + RESOURCES: Queer Crescent's website Queer Crescent's Call for Ceasefire Sign-On Queer Crescent's Pinkwashing Resources Al Qaws's website Lavender Phoenix's website SHOW TRANSCRIPT: Cheryl: Good evening. You are tuned into apex express. We are bringing you an Asian American and Pacific Islander point of view from the bay and around the world. I'm your host, Cheryl and tonight is an acre night, which is short for Asian Americans for civil rights and equality. Apex express is proud to be one of the 11 API social justice groups within the acre network, working to advance positive social change. Tonight, we have two very spectacular guests here with us, Shenaaz and Saba from Queer Crescent. It is such an honor to have you both here with us today. Do you mind introducing yourselves? Who are you and who are your people? Saba: Hi, I'm Saba Taj. I am the communications coordinator for Queer Crescent. And, who are my people? Oh gosh, this is a beautiful question, and I think one that, changes at different moments. In large part, I really feel like I am on the side of humanity and Global dignity. As a queer Muslim from the South that struggle for our collective dignity often centers folks whom I share identities with and just more broadly, really thinking about individuals who are marginalized on multiple fronts. And so, yeah, that's a really kind of vague answer. There's a lot of different folks that are included, but, I hope that answers it for you. Shenaaz: Yeah, thanks Cheryl for inviting Saba and I on the show. Hi folks, I'm Shenaaz Janmohamed. I'm the founder and executive director of Queer Crescent. I've been asked this question ” who are my people” at different times and in the past would have this litany of folks that come to mind: parents, queers, misfits, etc. And I think what I'm feeling now and what I've noticed is that litany of folks can sometimes make the world feel smaller. What I'm pushing and striving towards is feeling a sense of home with more and more folks where there's political alignment. There's values alignment. We're struggling together. So this notion of who are my people feels like it's more of a question than it's an answer. And it keeps me hungry for finding more and more. Cheryl: Wow. Thank you both so much for your thoughtful answers and for setting the tone of our conversation in such a provocative and intentional way.. Do you mind telling us about Queer Crescent, the work that you do, and also about your current cease fire campaign? Shenaaz: Sure, yeah, I can kick us off and then Saba feel free to weigh in. So Queer Crescent, started really as a response to the ways in which many of us, I say queer Muslim and I really mean the range of LGBTQIA plus experiences, trans folks, non binary folks, intersex folks, et cetera. So Queer Crescent really started as a drop-in support group when the Muslim and African travel ban was imposed in 2017. At the time I was working as a mental health worker largely with high schoolers and I also had a private practice. As a queer Muslim recent parent at the time was really feeling like a sense of placelessness and lack of political home where all parts of me would be held whole. And so I put together a support group and it was an overwhelming response in the community. Over 30 people would show up every two weeks. I've lived in the bay for about eight nine years at the time and I was meeting so many different people. Really the seedling of that support group led to this more national organization stretching towards base building and power building with marginal Muslims, queer Muslims. It really was like trying to create a space where we could be held and seen and move from that place of the complexity and the entireties of our identities. In terms of the ceasefire campaign, I'll kind of foreground it and then kick it to Saba, over the last several years that Queer Crescent has grown we've been able to build really solid relationships with other movement partners and other queer organizations. And linking to Palestine solidarity around bodily autonomy has always been something that has been top of mind. The assaults on Gaza are consistent and they have been for many years so when October 7th happened and the assault on Gaza and this genocide has been so intense, it required all hands on deck. Many folks who are committed to the liberation of Palestine have been calling for ceasefire. And so I asked myself, what can Queer Crescent do to play a role in calling for ceasefire and what are the links that are possible to make. Pinkwashing was a natural connect because it is very much a queer issue. Queer organizations like Al Qaws in Palestine and so many others have been talking to us about pinkwashing and making those links. It felt like a good opportunity to call for ceasefire while also doing some political education around the importance of queer people understanding and interrupting and taking on pinkwashing as part of queer liberation. Saba: Shenaaz, I feel like you covered the grounding. That was, I think, perfect. But Cheryl, there's additional questions about the campaign. Cheryl: Yes! I have many questions. For starters, what is pink washing and Saba I'm taking this line directly from Queer Crescent's ceasefire campaign description, which you wrote. How is pinkwashing used as a strategy to advance Zionist colonial violence? Saba: Yeah. So pinkwashing is a form of propaganda that's used by Israel. The aim of it is ultimately to dehumanize the Palestinian people and use this racist trope that Arabs and Muslims and Middle Eastern SWANA people are anti queer and trans and are ultimately homophobic and backwards. It's part of a larger narrative of these groups of people not being with the times and trying to create some sort of image. Not trying to, but very actively pushing a story that Israel is the place of progress, of freedom, when in fact they are using these stories of Palestinians, Muslims, et cetera, being homophobic as an excuse to dehumanize them as cover for their own violent actions. So it's a distraction from their racist and violent policies, projecting an image of freedom and safety for queer people in Israel that is not in fact true. You can't be for queer liberation while also bombing these people and oppressing this entire group. There's no way for those things to happen at the same time, and I think it's part of a larger strategy that we see also play out in terms of feminism. That story is very familiar, where after 9 11, we have to go save Muslim women from these evil, savage Muslim men, and to do so, we're going to bomb all of these communities. It's a strategy you utilize to justify violence. It splits our communities in ways like a divide and conquer sort of tactic; this larger story of you can't be queer and Muslim at the same time, or you can't be a feminist and be Muslim at the same time. And that ultimately serves to split our movements and reinforce a racist stereotype that makes the larger public feel that it is justified to behave in violent and oppressive ways towards an entire people through some excuse that they actually don't care about one another. Shenaaz, if you want to jump in. Shenaaz: I appreciate the links you're making and ultimately I think pinkwashing strategies or the splitting that you're talking about requires a betrayal of the self. Only if you betray some part of yourself can you feel a sense of belonging. And as queer people in our queer bodies, we know that is just not the case. When your experience is being exploited, it's very evident. The work ahead is both combating the colonial violence, making the violence stop, demanding ceasefire now, and the continuous work of continuing to show up in our full selves as queer people, and affirm our sense of belonging within our communities despite both the state violence and the ways in which our belonging is interrupted, both from external forces and internal. Cheryl: Thank you both so much. I think that imagery of splitting. And the ways pink washing shows up, especially for queer Muslim people is really powerful, especially that line Shenaaz, pink washing requires a betrayal of the self. Could either of you talk a little bit more on the impact of this splitting internally within SWANA communities. Shenaaz: Well, I don't think that Saba and I could speak to experiences of SWANA folk because neither Saba and I are SWANA, we're both South Asian. I think the ways in which we come into this conversation, as folks who are Muslim who grew up in Muslim community and that adjacent experience, where Queer Crescent's central project is to blow breath into what it means to be a Muslim. And so Muslim multiplicity, nuance, contradictions, self determination around what your relationship to Muslim is, and a self determined Muslim identity. One of the many functions of Islamophobia and anti Muslim racism as an outgrowth of white supremacy is to dehumanize people. In the case of what Saba was saying earlier, it limits what can be possible of a people. There's this assertion that Muslim communities are inherently homophobic, inherently patriarchal. There were queer Muslim folks prior to colonization. It was the advent of colonization with it's imposed Christian, dogmatic, very strict notions of gender that actually interrupted what was otherwise a much more fluid sense of gender. So part of it is understanding those lineages and that history. And then it's also confronting the realities that are present today. Saba: Yeah. I think it also really obscures a lot of reality as well. One that there are queer Palestinians who are organizing and doing this work within their own communities, Al Qaws being folks that we really look to and want to amplify and follow their leadership. But even in the U. S., you can really see clearly this story of we are in the United States, the harbingers of progress, and yet anti trans laws and the oppression, the silencing of queer people and trans people in this country– we haven't solved these things. . It's a story that is used for a particular purpose and that purpose is just to justify war. That is the actual priority. It's not about queer liberation. It feels incredibly obvious that is not actually the priority of the United States or of Israel, especially when if they were actually to be for progress, for queer and trans liberation, by design, that means you would not be moving in these ways. Cheryl: That was perfectly said. There is the strange dissonance going on with pink washing that, just as you said Saba, has nothing to do with trans and queer liberation at all. I know queer Crescent has compiled a thorough pink washing resource list. How can our listeners access that? Saba: We put out a call to queer orgs to sign on to a letter that outlines that Palestine is a queer issue and is naming pinkwashing in particular as a framework that we need to be very familiar with because it's a copy paste situation. This pinkwashing strategy is used really clearly and blatantly by Israel but also more broadly applied in other circumstances as well. So really calling on queer folks to understand that we have stakes in this and as Organizations as individuals who are committed to that liberation. We must recognize and move in a way that centers Palestine also as a queer issue, connect to it in that way. It is our responsibility. So the letter is online. It's bit.ly/PalestineisaQueerIssue. It can also be found via our Instagram. It's one of the links in our bio as well as the pinkwashing resources, which can be further accessed via that letter. That's a great way to get connected with us. We are also planning some pinkwashing teach ins, so that we can help further this political education and make those connections so folks feel empowered to speak on this issue and bring more folks into calling for a ceasefire, understanding that this is in our broad interest as a community of LGBTQI plus organizations and individuals. Shenaaz: Yeah. The only piece that I would add is this is a really horrific. moment of witnessing genocide and the fight for a free Palestine is a long fight. And so this is also a moment to shore up deeper solidarity. And part of solidarity is supporting people with learning the ways in which they, our struggles are connected. And again really helping queer people understand pink washing, both as such a well oiled used tool of Israel and its settler colonial project and occupation of Palestine, but also the ways in which Israel is this. Model for other colonial powers to learn from through military, through cops and also pinkwashing. We see, for example, India adopting pinkwashing strategies as well to again blur its power and its own project of ethnic cleansing of Muslims, Dalits, Christians, and anyone who doesn't subscribe to the Hindu fascist notion Modi and his government is trying to push. And so it's also really important for queer people to understand this strategy of pinkwashing, to interrupt the Israeli propaganda, but also to notice and be on alert for other colonial and state forces that also use pinkwashing to further other political gains that are in direct opposition to us having safety and bodily autonomy and freedoms. Cheryl: All of these amazing resources will also be linked within our show notes. For maybe one of the final questions do you mind expanding more about this interconnectedness between all of our movements, how to quote from the ceasefire campaign “as a queer Muslim org we recognize that there is no queer trans non binary and femme Muslim liberation without Palestine. Could you expand on this a little bit more? Saba: Yeah. the interconnectedness of our struggles is just such a critical piece, that shows up in this moment and so many others. And I can track that and name as a queer Muslim person, the Black Lives Matter movement was also integral. When we think about our freedom, we must always be looking towards how we can disrupt, dismantle systems of oppression, of policing, of dehumanization that are perpetuated across so many different lines. And that connection I think is really critical because it becomes so easy to think about safety on an individual level. How can I personally be comfortable? How can I personally be safe? But oftentimes what that requires within a capitalist framework is somebody else not being safe. As long as our systems of safety are contingent on the oppression of one or many groups, none of us are actually safe. If you look deep into policy, just to further articulate this, the Patriot Act not only impacted Muslims in the U. S. and more broadly, but immigrants. We're not only Muslim, you see that police violence in the U. S. is not disconnected. Anti blackness that is so obvious and rife in our policing in the United States is also in relationship with Israel. Much of the police across the nation is trained by Israeli IDF. And if we're not actually seeing those connections, then ultimately we are not dismantling those larger systems that serve to direct their violence, their silencing towards different groups at different times, but ultimately all serve to uphold white supremacy. I think it can be very tempting when it feels like the target is not specifically on our own back to feel like maybe we can find some safety by being close have some proximity to whiteness in different moments. And we really need to resist that urge. Even when they're not looking directly at us, if there is a group of people who are being named as enemy, who are being actively dehumanized whether that is subtle or blatant, that is all of our business, and those are strategies that will be certainly used against us at a different time when it's in the interest of consolidating white supremacy. These strategies can be used to target so many of us. Also this notion that we are separate groups is also often not the case. There is overlap so we must, at all turns, be on the side of liberation, on the side of pushing for community care, as opposed to our money going towards violence, which is the root of so much of this. The interests of the S. and Israel is power at the expense of people, not actually about how to care for their own people. Shenaaz: Yeah, if I could just build on that as well. I think that's such an important point that you're making when there is one community that is facing assault in this case, Palestine and Palestinian liberation movement organizers. It also becomes a moment where harmful policies and decisions are made in rapid fire to your point around the Patriot Act. For example, right now there is the potential of a reauthorization of section 702, which is a section of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, and Queer Crescent is a part of many other Muslim progressive organizations that are trying to resist this. But this moment of increased violence against Palestinians that is being met by mass mobilization in the form of protest, of shutting things down, deep solidarity is being met from the elected official side and the state side with more more strategies for repression. We're seeing much more police force at protest. And then we're seeing things like the reauthorization and the expansion of the surveillance apparatus and the surveillance state. And so while that is Popping up in response to the swell of solidarity with Palestine, everyone will suffer under more expansion of surveillance, not just Palestinians, not just Muslims, right. So it is then both our responsibility to be in solidarity as people who are committed to liberation for a free Palestine, but is also tactically and strategic for us to be stronger together. And those that are the most vulnerable under increased suppression and surveillance are those that the most on the margins, be it poor working class, disabled, queer, trans, sex workers, incarcerated, et cetera. There's always so many things happening simultaneously and we need each other, you know, in short. Cheryl: We do need each other. Well, Shenaaz, Saba, thank you both so, so much for being on tonight's show. For all of our listeners out there, to stay in contact and to keep up with Queer Crescent's work, Shenaaz, do you mind reminding us one last time how our listeners can keep up with Queer Crescent? Shenaaz: Yeah you can follow us, our website is queercrescent.org. Thanks to Saba, we have a pretty active social media presence through Instagram, so it's @queercrescent. And then the amazing, resources and call for ceasefire, is at bit.ly/PalestineisaQueerIssue Thank you so much for having us on, Cheryl, and I think it's really important before we end to give a strong solidarity and love to Al Qaws, the Palestinian queer organization in Palestine, who have been talking to many of us about pinkwashing, about resisting colonialism, and about really centering liberation and queerness as two things that are not mutually exclusive, but part of the same liberation project. They've got great resources, really encourage folks to support them, learn from them and follow their lead in the ways that we are trying to do with this campaign. Cheryl: Thank you so much Shenaaz for ending us on such a great note, the link to Al Qaws' website and socials will be also linked in our show notes. Now before I introduced our next guests, we're going to do a quick music break. This song is “Anger (DPT)” by the Khamsa Music Project. Hope you enjoy. PT2: LAVENDER PHOENIX Welcome back to the show, everyone. You are tuned in to APEX Express on 94.1 KPFA and 89.3 KPFB in Berkeley and online at kpfa.org.. You were just listening to “Anger (H.T.P.)” by the Khamsa Music Project. We've reached the final half of our show where we're joined by Cynthia, Kaiyah, and A– three incredible organizers and members of Lavender Phoenix. Lavender Phoenix along with APEX Express are two of the eleven AAPI social justice groups within the AACRE network working to advance social change. It is such a great pleasure and honor to have the three of you here with us on the show. Do you mind introducing yourself for our listeners here tonight? Who are you and who are your people? Cynthia: Of course, thanks Cheryl for having us. I'll get us started. My name is Cynthia. I use they/them pronouns. I am the lead organizer at Lavender Phoenix. I'll pass it to Kaiyah. Kaiyah: Hello. Hello. I'm Kaiyah. I use they and he pronouns. I've been a Community Safety Committee member for a couple years and a volunteer for much longer. I'll pass it to A. A: Hi hi, my name is A. I use she/her pronouns, and I've been a Community Safety Committee member since 2021 and also a volunteer slash person who hung around before then. Cheryl: Thanks for indulging me in that quick Round Robin. Can you tell our listeners who is Lavender Phoenix, and what is the role that LavNix plays within the movement for Palestinian liberation? Cynthia: Yeah, of course. Here at Lavender Phoenix, we organize with trans and queer Asians and Pacific Islanders here in the Bay Area. We build power through our organizing, inspire and train grassroots leaders, transform our values from scarcity to abundance, and we also build vibrant intersectional movements. We work with our youth, but we also have a community of elders and our history has been a lot of intergenerational work and oral histories. And as trans and queer Asians and Pacific Islanders, I think it's important for us to know how deep in our legacy our relationship with state violence is. We have lessons from the AIDS epidemic, and we also need to stand on the lessons that we experience from our homelands. From all of this, we know that organizing in solidarity right now with Palestinians is actually the best way to make that argument for true healing and safety. All the money that's going into this war, violence, and the prison industrial complex, those are resources that could actually go towards healing our earth, feeding our people, housing people. They actually call Palestine an open air prison, and we know that we have better ways to spend our money, better things to do with our time, than to incarcerate and murder people. We want to mourn for our dead, and we fight like hell for the living. And we know that right now, it is not just an actual war, but there's a war in ideology. Are we going to go for weapons and corporate greed, or are we going to fight for a new world? Kaiyah: Yeah, I was gonna kind of go off what Cynthia said about how our struggles are connected. The money that is going to weapons, going to fuel the military, to take people's lives in Palestine. That money could be used instead to uplift life all around the world and also here in the US where people are houseless. People don't have enough food. People don't have their basic needs met. Safety could be realized in a very practical way instead of using it to take people's lives. And for me, I was thinking about how to become more human is to be aware that we're all connected. And this isn't just like a pretty thing to say, cause literally we're seeing money being sent over there could be used differently. A lot of different cultures and different organizations I've been a part of really hold this value that we're all connected. You hear people say things about Ubuntu and Kapwa– that I am because of who we are and I guess I've developed this sense of connectedness to other people across the world and people in Palestine– many of whom I've never met. I was thinking about why I felt so connected to it. I definitely had this sense that like. I'm seeing my siblings across the world suffering and in pain. What else can I do but try to stop that pain? I see my siblings across the world in Israel are harming others and causing pain. What can I do except to ask them and demand of them to do differently to stop hurting others. We wrote in our organization's plan that to support Palestine is to support our own liberation as well. Palestinian struggle is our struggle and Palestinian futures are our futures. So that's kind of how I've been thinking about it. I don't know if you want to add anything, A? A: That's so beautiful Kaiyah. Yeah, and absolutely resonate with all of that. I guess the last thing I'll add is that I think we also have a really unique opportunity as Asian Americans, as people living in the heart of empire. This is happening overseas, but it's very much a result of our government. The United States is ultimately the most culpable here. So I think as people living here, as people who are voting our representatives into office, who give that legitimacy to our government, I think we both have a responsibility, but also a unique power that most people in the world don't have. That is such a unique opportunity that we have as Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Yeah, we're a marginalized group here, but we're still, relatively speaking, have so much strength in both our position and privilege and also in the ways that we connect to each other. Cheryl: Thank you all so much for speaking to that. From Cynthia and Kaiyah, we're hearing the interconnectedness of all of our struggles to Palestine, and also from A, the positionality and as a result responsibility we have as people within the global north who are complicit within this genocide. Before we continue this incredible conversation. We're going to take a short music break. Go ahead, grab some water and maybe a snack. And we'll be right back after we listened to “Power Struggle” by Kultural Worker And we're back. You were tuned into apex express on 94.1 KPFA and 89.3 KPFB in Berkeley and online at kpfa.org.. I'm here in conversation with Cynthia, Kaiyah, and A from Lavender Phoenix, a grassroots organization, building trans and queer API power in the bay area. You were just listening to “Power Struggle” by Kultural Worker. Now let's get back to the show. The next question I have for you all revolves around how a lot of Asian Americans, by way of class privilege or otherwise, are decidedly apolitical even though our existences themselves, as you all have been saying, are extremely political and are extremely interconnected within the Palestinian struggle for liberation. How do we get our communities thinking and taking action on this? A: I can take a first pass, because this is something I truly think about all the time, you know, how do we collect our people? I feel like it really goes back to what Kaiyah was just saying about our humanity is all connected, and to care about other people is to also care about ourselves. It's really hard to do, but this key piece of how do you get people to see that systems of oppression, even if they ostensibly benefit you and guarantee you real material privilege, they also detract from your humanity, and they also make your lives actively materially worse in a lot of ways, or spiritually worse in a lot of ways. I really struggle with how to implement that. It's a hard thing to convey. In movement spaces, over time I, finally, like, you know, got it. But I think that is really what the work is, right? Even if you are not at the bottom of a hierarchy, even if you're at the top of a hierarchy, a system of oppression dehumanizes the oppressor too. Kaiyah: I really feel that. I, I really feel like in this time, there's been a lot of spiritual growth as people are seeing just what is truly important in life. I've been hearing so many people talk about how what's important has become crystal clear as they see people across the world having their lives taken and being like, wow, we really have to do something about this. I'm going to kind of take it a different direction. In general, I think something I often see is that people who care about what's happening to other people who are being oppressed become really overwhelmed with grief and the feelings that come with witnessing something terrible and either become stuck in that and become stuck in inaction because they're overwhelmed, or detach from it because they're not sure what else they can do. Maybe they attempt to take some action, but then it feels futile. Is this actually making an impact? I guess what I'm trying to talk about right now is what can give people hope so that they feel like mobilizing is worth it and mobilizing can be effective. How do we get to that and that? Those things I named around inaction definitely apply to me. In the past I would attempt to organize. I would be like, is this really working? How do I even know it's working? God. Or just feeling like I can't engage with this. I'm I'm going to cry my eyeballs out if I think about this for more than five seconds. So I want to share about two main things that have helped move me from hopelessness and overwhelm into action and to stay there. So the first one is a practice of welcoming and making space for grief in my life, grief and rage. Grief and rage is often trying to remind me of what I yearn for, what I'm missing, what I care for, and what I deeply love. People say grief is love with no place to go, right? So I try to spend time with this grief to give it a place to go and do things to help it flow through me. Not to distract from it, not to get rid of it, but to let it move; to let it be. So I might like scream in my car. I might say to myself okay I'm really feeling this grief and rage today, what do I want to do? Okay, maybe i'm gonna scream my car. I'm going to listen to loud music. I'm going to go by a walk by the water. I've also been making a lot of altars and just giving thanks in nature to feel connected to what's in the world and feel like nature's helping me hold all these feelings. I might go to the gym to run out my feelings or talk to a friend. And all these things help me feel the grief and rage and let it move through me instead of sitting there and overwhelming me and demobilizing me. So instead that grief and rage can take the form of love and the care that it's trying to express. It's like I'm able to take all this pain I feel for my siblings in Gaza so that it fuels me to act instead of preventing me from acting through that overwhelm. The second thing I want to share that kind of moves me from hopelessness into action is to hone my understanding of strategy. I feel like nothing feeds hopelessness for me like pointless action, or action where the outcome and purpose is so unclear or if I'm not sure how its impact is going to play out. So for my actions to feel purposeful, I need to know, one, what is the outcome of my action? And two, how does that outcome fit into a larger plan or strategy? How does it feed into an overall goal of Palestinian liberation, per se? For example, I might tell myself, okay, I know that some protests are meant to be a part of many protests internationally that together are meant to draw more media attention or put more pressure on representatives. Other protests might happen even when the goal seems futile because to stay silent and let it happen without a fight would be even more damaging to our spirits. Maybe it serves some other purposes. Some other protests might be to directly intervene on organizations that are sending weapons and supplies and resourcing oppressive systems across the globe. Some protests are meant to directly slow that down or grind that industry to a halt. There's much more, but those are just some examples of things I think about when I go to a protest to make it really clear to myself what the function is of each action I'm a part of so I'm clear about how my little bit adds to a much larger goal, and it doesn't feel futile. And I know what the risks are, what the outcomes could be and what I'm fighting for in really certain terms, so I can have faith in my own impact. So I just want to share that long chunk as a hope that it might give other people some insight of how they might want to move out of hopelessness and let that grief and rage take another form. Cheryl: Thank you so much, Kaiyah. I was giving myself a hug just listening to you speak. It's important that we feel more rather than just feel better. We can hold all of these nuances without looking away. Cynthia, is there anything you wanted to add to that? Cynthia: I think today we're recording the Trans Day of Remembrance, and I know that this week, there is a holiday. I would encourage us to actually be celebrating the Indigenous Peoples Day. This theme of grief, rage, what we do with it, how we not let it immobilize us. I think is so sharp. This question about strategy too, because it has been 75 years of occupation, I'm actually really grateful for the leadership of Palestinians in this moment. This question of what do we do with this energy and how I've seen them move hundreds of thousands, if not millions of people all across this world to stand in solidarity. That is because of that strategy. And really, let's just get sharp. It's not just the politicians, but the weapons; manufacturing; the tech. It's all connected. How do we put our pressure where power is and contest for that? . Cheryl: As I'm listening to all of you speak, I'm hearing so much about the importance of taking care of our spirits as important and integral part of our strategy. I was wondering if you could talk a little bit about the importance of care and collectiveness within the Lavender Phoenix's organization and structure, and how it aligns itself with Palestinian liberation? A: I think something that I noticed that was really interesting when this latest slate of intensified violence started is people in LavNix started with, I'm going to this protest, who's coming? Then, people were pulling together Signal chats, and we were all coming together, but it was, like everyone had this urge to do something, and LavNix provided that home to do that and resources to do that. I know if I go to a protest I will have a group of people to meet up with there, and be safe with there. LavNix provides this base that allows us to take strategic, powerful action, and that's only possible because of all of the building that we have been doing before this point, like the work of our Community Safety Committee training folks on de-escalation practice, and now that folks are trained, they can go volunteer as protest marshals and do community safety work in that way. Or our healing justice committee providing peer counseling support for folks and helping folks be emotionally grounded so then in a moment of really intense violence, there's like a higher baseline of stability that allows us to do more. I think it's especially helpful in this moment. because it creates an organized resource group of people that can then go take action that is risky and difficult sometimes. Kaiyah: Yeah, I have been really appreciating how I have an organization to organize with. I have a group of people to organize with in this moment that is Lavender Phoenix, because I see so many people asking right now, Oh, I want to do something. How do I help? And while I believe that everyone can get involved and everyone can mobilize themselves if they would like to, it also is really helpful that we've already had that sense of trust built. We know each other so we can ask each other to join up on higher risk actions because we know how to work together already , whereas we wouldn't be able to ask that to a completely new stranger. Something else I was thinking about in terms of caring for each other at protests was actually a conversation I was having with another Lavender Phoenix member the other day, so I'm stealing this from them. They were asking, “What could it look like for people to feel as safe as a protest as they feel at home?” Not that we were thinking that we're ever going to get there per se, but it was just something we want to think about because I want people who join protests and actions to take really informed risks and be trained in what to expect and how they can maybe react in those situations, especially in escalated situations if that happens. On a personal level, the way I feel healing and care is showing up is again, it's similar to those grief routines. I'll often set aside time to just be really silent after a protest and be by myself, make sure I have a meal prepped at home. Maybe take some time to listen to sad music, really do my thing to move through those feelings because I can often feel really disoriented and kind of discombobulated from all the adrenaline after a protest, or maybe even more sad because it's got me thinking about everything happening to my Palestinian siblings, so that's how healing and care is showing up. Did you want to add anything, Cynthia? Cynthia: I would say it has been special to see how our membership has kind of snowballed into this collective action Started with a few of us. And then there were maybe 10 of us, 20 of us, and then at one point there were 50 of us, and it was I think a testament to trans and queer APIs just feeling that connection, feeling that love, wanting to put that love into action and do that with our community, because we know we keep us safe and we have something to contribute to the broader movement around us. Like we know we can bring that and where we organize, we contribute a lot. And so it's something to be really grateful for. Kaiyah: Yes, I feel so grateful as well. Cheryl: I'm feeling so grateful for this conversation and I'm so grateful that organizations like Lavender Phoenix exist and can cultivate these strong senses of communities. And really y'all do such a great job. Cynthia, do you mind letting us know what are ways that people can follow and stay in touch with Lavender Phoenix and what y'all are up to? Cynthia: Yeah, of course. We are celebrating a new graduating class of Rise Up members. Our organization, we're doing things externally, but also building internally. You can find us on Instagram @lavphoenix. You Google us, you'll find our website as well. Keep in touch. We'd love to see you around. Kaiyah: Trans and queer Asian and Pacific Islander people, come find us. . Cheryl: And that's the end of our show. Please check out our website, kpfa.org to learn more about Queer Crescent and Lavender Phoenix. We'd We'd like to thank all of our listeners out there. Keep dreaming folks. A better world is possible. Apex express is produced by Miko Lee, Paige Chung, Jalena Keane-Lee, Preeti Mangala Shekar. Shekar, Anuj Vaidya, Kiki Rivera, Swati Rayasam, Nate Tan, Hien Nguyen, Nikki Chan, and Cheryl Truong Tonight's show was produced by me, cheryl. Thanks to the team at KPFA for all of their support. And thank you for listening! The post APEX Express – 11.23.23 Queers for a FREE PALESTINE appeared first on KPFA.
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Susan and Sharon are honored to speak with the creator and writer of Designing Women, Linda Bloodworth Thomason. Novelist, playwright, documentary filmmaker and philanthropist, Linda is a five-time Emmy Award nominee who has created, written and produced such signature hits as "Evening Shade", "Hearts Afire", "Women of the House" and "Filthy Rich".Her TV writing career began with episodes of classic shows including "Rhoda", "Paper Moon" and "MASH". In a career spanning six decades, Linda Bloodworth Thomason is known for her singular style, mixing humor with serious topics; her lovable, outspoken characters; her unique blending of the romantic and the political, and her indelible portrait of the modern South.In Part One of a wide-ranging conversation, Linda touches on her early days working with TV legends James L. Brooks, Larry Gelbart, and Norman Lear; her astonishing success with Designing Women; living through – and writing about – historic times, and the challenged state of feminism in 2023.THE CONVERSATIONBUILDING THE PERFECT CAST: How legendary casting director Fran Bascom helped Linda nab everyone from Burt Reynolds to Delta Burke to John Ritter – and discover future Oscar winners Billy Bob Thornton and Hilary Swank!Bringing the Southern accent back to primetime TV – by way of Dixie Carter's eloquent, melodic voice. And wait, how did Susan lose her accent, anyway?All of the original four Designing Women were from the South and used their real, regional accent – except one. Can you guess who??A BOOK OF VERSE, A JUG OF WINE AND THOU -- Jimmy Carter's romantic nights at the White House with First Lady Rosalynn!The Designing Women Foundation (also known as The Claudia Foundation) – started with Linda's income from Designing Women under the umbrella of The Claudia Foundation to honor of her mother, Claudia Bloodworth. The Foundation provides scholarships and opportunities for young women in Southeast Missouri.BENEVOLENT MASCULINITY: How a certain kind of Southern man became a new archetype on Linda's shows: “Find yourself a jock who also reads poetry and loves his mother.”A GIRL, A CANOE AND THE WORLD: How a canoe from her father changed Linda's life – giving her the courage to discover herself and the world by exploring the Current River in Missouri.DARKNESS AND LIGHT: Finding out that Designing Women was picked up to series on the same day as finding out that her mom had AIDS from a blood transfusion."What's Happened to Women?" Podcast - How the next generation of women is facing our culture's onslaught of misogyny and greed with kindness and equality – and how we can help.So join Susan and Sharon – and Linda – as they talk The Idol, Shakespeare, the KKK – and Hilary Clinton's mom! AUDIOGRAPHYCheck out the fan website: Designing Women Online. Stream Designing Women on Hulu, Amazon Prime, Pluto!The Facebook page: Facebook.com/DesigningWomenOfficialFind more cool podcasts at Weirding Way Media.Visit our friends Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess at their podcast “Astonishing Legends".CONNECTFor transcripts, contact info and more, visit 80sTVLadies.com.Sign up for the 80s TV Ladies mailing list.Get ad-free episodes and exclusive videos on PATREON.BEST FEMALE HOSTED - BEST TV & FILM - BEST ART PODCAST80's TV Ladies WON three People's Choice Podcast Awards!NOMINATED80s TV Ladies is shortlisted for an International Women's Podcast Award!This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5585115/advertisement
Nick shares his 10 favorite Thanksgiving themed sketches/songs/bits from "Saturday Night Live" over the years. They include scary Thanksgiving parade floats terrorizing a family; Debbie Downer ruining everyone's dinner with stories about war, death and feline AIDS; a group of adults sitting at the "kids' table" acting like 9-year-olds; a Thanksgiving table of bickering family members who are united by an Adele song; a crazy Guy Fieri sharing outrageous Thanksgiving recipes, and, of course, Adam Sandler singing his classic "Thanksgiving Song." You'll hear hosts like Anne Hathaway, Kristin Wiig, Matthew McConaughey, Julliana Margulies, Bea Arthur & Luke Wilson, as well as a huge variety of great SNL cast members celebrating Thanksgiving with a TON of laughs. Happy Thanksgiving! [EP46]
George W Bush on board Air Force One touched down in Bagdad this time 20 years ago to surprise the troops with a message from home and stayed for Thanksgiving dinner. From one muppet to another Kami from South Africa's sesame street is appointed the UN mascot for juvenile AIDS victims. Kami made headlines in 2002 when she was introduced as the worlds first HIV positive muppet!In sporting news Australian cricket legend Steve Waugh retires from the international game. In music Outkast are back in the charts with a second single of Speakerboxx/THe Love Below, while Beyonce continues to dominate the number one spot... but for how long?In the UK Westlife cover Manilow's 'Mandy' and we've got new albums from Missy Elliot, the East Side Boyz and Enrique Iglesias. We also discuss how Anna Kournikova ended up on Joe's toilet floor. In music news Nelson Mandela's 46664 Aids benefit concert was held in Capetwon with a massive lineup including Bono, Beyonce and Queen. PLUS we've got a break down of Oprah Winfrey's 2003 'Favourite Things' episode.Hang with us on socials to chat more noughties nostalgia - Facebook (@tminus20) or Instagram (tminus20podcast). You can also contact us there if you want to be a part of the show.
Chris Carter of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, hosts the Locked on Steelers podcast, and is joined by Josh Taylor of KDKA-TV and 93.7 The Fan. The Pittsburgh Steelers fired Matt Canada, as Mike Tomlin announced Tuesday. His replacement is running backs coach Eddie Faulkner, and his run focus approach, communication and organization skills could be what the Steelers need to help Kenny Pickett get back on track this season. While quarterback coach Mike Sullivan will call the plays, an offense based in the renewed strength of the offensive line, Najee Harris and Jaylen Warren, can be just what the doctor ordered. Also, the Indianapolis Colts waived linebacker Shaquille Leonard, and the Steelers could use his help at a depleted linebacker position. Can Omar Khan bring Leonard in to pair with Elandon Roberts and boost the defense? CALL INTO THE SHOW AT 412-223-6644 or if international, e-mail your audio message to LOSTEELERSTOPICBAG@GMAIL.COM Follow Chris Carter on Twitter: @CarterCritiques. Theme music is 'Soul Kick' by Ceddy P, and 'Too Easy' by Nerdboy. Both from their label Renaissance Music. Find more from their label here. This show is part of the Locked on Podcast Network. DONATE to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation with this link: https://finest.cff.org/pgh50finest/cartercritiques Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Underdog Fantasy This episode is sponsored by Underdog Fantasy! Sign up HERE with the promo code LOCKEDON to get your first deposit DOUBLED up to $100. Must be 18+ (19+ in Alabama and Nebraska, 21+ in Massachusetts and Arizona) and present in a state where Underdog Fantasy operates. Terms apply. Concerned with your play? Call 1-800-GAMBLER or visit www dot ncpgambling.org; In Arizona call 1-800-NEXT-STEP; in New York, Call 1-877-8-HOPENY; in Tennessee, call 1-800-889-9789 eBay Motors For parts that fit, head to eBay Motors and look for the green check. Stay in the game with eBay Guaranteed Fit. eBay Motors dot com. Let's ride. eBay Guaranteed Fit only available to US customers. Eligible items only. Exclusions apply. LinkedIn LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the qualified candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/LOCKEDONNFL. Terms and conditions apply. FanDuel Make Every Moment More. Don't miss the chance to get your No Sweat First Bet up to TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS in Bonus Bets when you go FanDuel.com/LOCKEDON. FANDUEL DISCLAIMER: 21+ in select states. First online real money wager only. Bonus issued as nonwithdrawable free bets that expires in 14 days. Restrictions apply. See terms at sportsbook.fanduel.com. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER or visit FanDuel.com/RG (CO, IA, MD, MI, NJ, PA, IL, VA, WV), 1-800-NEXT-STEP or text NEXTSTEP to 53342 (AZ), 1-888-789-7777 or visit ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-9-WITH-IT (IN), 1-800-522-4700 (WY, KS) or visit ksgamblinghelp.com (KS), 1-877-770-STOP (LA), 1-877-8-HOPENY or text HOPENY (467369) (NY), TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
We're pleased to welcome Madam Bella Cummins of Bella's Hacienda Ranch as this week's guest on Adult Site Broker Talk. Madam Bella Cummins is best known for transforming the struggling Hacienda Ranch Brothel in Wells, Nevada, into the famed "Bella's Hacienda" – one of Northeast Nevada's most prominent legal brothels and adult entertainment destinations. Despite facing challenges like the AIDS crisis of the 80's and the recent COVID shutdowns, she's displayed unwavering determination and business acumen. Throughout her 37 years as a legal brothel owner, Madam Bella has helped to reshape the perception of sex workers in the US by eliminating exploitative elements within the industry and by creating a female-led workplace culture focused on trust and teamwork. She founded and funds the Onesta Foundation, advocating for the legalization and regulation of prostitution - plus providing support and professional development for sex workers in Nevada. Bella's Hacienda Ranch, the only legal brothel entirely run by sex workers, stands as a testament to her visionary leadership and dedication to empowering sex workers. Madam Bella's impressive legacy extends beyond her business, making her an influential figure in shaping the future of the adult entertainment sector and championing the rights and dignity of legal sex workers in Nevada. Bruce, the adult site broker, host of the show and CEO of Adult Site Broker said: “Bella was absolutely charming. If you listen to this podcast, it will change your mind forever about the stereotype of a madam and of a house owner. We had a blast.” Adult Site Broker is the most experienced company to broker adult sites. They've sold and helped people buy more xxx sites than any other broker. Adult Site Broker is the leading company to sell porn sites and buy porn sites. They help their clients work out equitable deals. Check out their brand-new website at www.adultsitebroker.com, the leading destination to broker porn sites.
Ep #641 Of The Clay Edwards Show W/ Shaun Yurtkuran On103.9 WYAB (11/21/23) 1. We take a very deep dive into the Dexter Wade case here in Jackson, Mississippi and try to understand why Ben Crump, Al Sharpton & Dennis Sweet are trying to turn Mrs. Wade into a civil rights icon? It's unfortunate that her brother with a history of drug addiction died after a interaction with Jackson Police & it's unfortunate that her son with a history of mental illness died after being ran over by an off-duty Jackson police officer but I don't understand how her civil rights were violated or how she thinks the city owes here anything? 2. We take a look one of the Mississippi politics most sensational sex scandals ever (that you've probably never heard of), the story of former District 4 state Congressman Jon Hinson. Jon (a "straight" married man) was caught performing multiple homosexual sex acts in public places in Washington D.C. in the Library of Congress and at a war memorial. He was also one of only 4 survivors of a movie theater fire, that just so happen to be a gay porn theater that also ended up being a secret gay sex club with over 22,000 members. Sadly but not unexpectedly Jon died of AIDS in the mid-90's Check out my website at Www.ClayEdwardsShow.Com for all things Clay
Hour #2 / Ep #641 Of The Clay Edwards Show W/ Shaun Yurtkuran On103.9 WYAB (11/21/23) 1. We take a look one of the Mississippi politics most sensational sex scandals ever (that you've probably never heard of), the story of former District 4 state Congressman Jon Hinson. Jon (a "straight" married man) was caught performing multiple homosexual sex acts in public places in Washington D.C. in the Library of Congress and at a war memorial. He was also one of only 4 survivors of a movie theater fire, that just so happen to be a gay porn theater that also ended up being a secret gay sex club with over 22,000 members. Sadly but not unexpectedly Jon died of AIDS in the mid-90's Check out my website at Www.ClayEdwardsShow.Com for all things Clay
After two years in the White House, an aging and increasingly unpopular Ronald Reagan looked like a one-term president, but in 1983 something changed. Reagan spoke of his embattled agenda as a spiritual rather than a political project and cast his vision for limited government and market economics as the natural outworking of religious conviction. The news media broadcast this message with enthusiasm, and white evangelicals rallied to the president's cause. With their support, Reagan won reelection and continued to dismantle the welfare state, unraveling a political consensus that stood for half a century. Subscribe now to American Idols: https://www.axismundi.us/american-idols/ To Donate: venmo - @straightwhitejc Paypal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/BradleyOnishi Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/straightwhiteamericanjesus Linktree: https://linktr.ee/StraightWhiteJC SWAJ Book Recommendations : https://bookshop.org/lists/swaj-recommends-october-2023? Order Brad's new book: https://www.amazon.com/Preparing-War-Extremist-Christian-Nationalism/dp/1506482163 For access to the full Orange Wave series, click here: https://irreverent.supportingcast.fm/products/the-orange-wave-a-history-of-the-religious-right-since-1960 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://swaj.supportingcast.fm
Today Patty welcomes yet another world-renowned guest to the progam, christmas ornament maker, Christopher Radko. Christopher, known for his artisanal hand-blown and hand-painted holiday ornaments, shares his journey from starting to create heirloom ornaments almost 40 years ago to becoming an internationally loved brand with high profile collectors like John Travolta, Barbra Streisand, and Elton John. He also reveals that his new brand, Heartfully Yours, continues the tradition of exquisite ornaments handmade by European artists. He and Patty also discuss his inspiration behind the designs and the intricate seven-day process of making each ornament. Christopher also touches upon his charitable initiatives connected to his ornaments, which support causes like heart disease, AIDS research, food shortage, and breast cancer. Find more about Christopher Radko and his exquisite ornaments Website:www.heartfullyyours.com IG: @heartfullyyours_christmas FB: https://www.facebook.com/Christmas.HeARTist Your Daily Chocolate is in the top 25% of most shared, and most followed podcasts worldwide, so let's boost it up even higher. Take 10 seconds today and share the show with some friends that you know will love it, and make 2023 an even brighter year for those you care about. Please consider supporting this podcast with a modest contribution here - just hit the "support" button to continue to hear good news from big name inspiring guests - Ad free! Be sure to subscribe to the newsletter at yourdailychocolate.com for extra content and all sorts of good stuff. If you like the show, please rate and review, or share it with anyone you think would like a little good news in their life. You can also subscribe to Your Daily Chocolate on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or your preferred platform. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/patty-deutsche/support
In this episode, host Katie Bausler chats with Lucian Childs, author of Dreaming Home, a powerful collection of six linked short stories on the outing of a gay teenager by his younger sister, his father's violent reaction and how that trauma ripples through the course of four decades. The stories, set in Texas, the San Francisco Bay Area and Florida, deftly weave issues like conversion therapy, Queer Youth homeless, combat veteran PTSD, and the AIDS pandemic. Since its summer 2023 release Dreaming Home has made the best books lists of the New York Times, The Globe and Mail, LAMBDA Literary Review and more.
Hollywood studios hadn't made very many major movies about AIDS before 1993, so Philadelphia represented a fairly safe way into this difficult subject. Many considered Jonathan Demme's picture soft and weak, but Ryan's solo show tries to explain why his approach was the right one. Casting stars like Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington in the leading roles was a huge step to drawing people in. And while Hanks won his first Oscar as a gay man wrongfully dismissed by his law firm, Denzel is just as good...although in an entirely different way. But, yes, there are troubling issues with this film. There are the politics of a straight actor playing a gay character, not to mention how Hollywood dealt with HIV & AIDS 30 years ago...and how they still deal with it now. Homophobia, fear of catching an incurable disease, fear of the unknown, all of it is touched on in this 549th edition of Have You Ever Seen. So, counsellor, please devote nearly an hour to the opening, middle and closing arguments that make the case for Philadelphia's relevance, then and now. Well, Actually: just before the 24-minute mark, the phrase is "his baby's sister" when it should have been "his sister's baby". Also, Ryan botched Obba Babatunde's name (it came out "Odda"), which was an unfortunate flub of such a great name. Also also, it should have been mentioned that Jonathan Demme was the one who directed Mary Steenburgen to her Oscar in Melvin And Howard. As they have for many years, Sparkplug Coffee sponsors this podcast. Use our "HYES" promo code and you'll get a onetime 20% discount. Type "sparkplug.coffee/hyes" into your browser and happy hunting. Wanna talk? Email us (firstname.lastname@example.org). Or tweet-ex us (@moviefiend51 and @bevellisellis). Also, comment to your heart's content on YouTube. Our podcasts go up on @hyesellis at some point on posting day. Rate, review, subscribe, etc.
As a cabinet minister under both Maragret Thatcher and John Major, Norman Fowler is perfectly placed to chronicle the rise and fall of the two prime ministers. He tells Matt about his shock at being promoted by Thatcher, his battle to draw public attention to the dangers of Aids, and why he never forgave her for talking down 'Majorism'.Plus: Columnists James Marriott and Helen Lewis discuss whether the Tories have lost their heads over Rwanda, whether Labour has a woman problem and whether £20 is too much to pay for biscuits Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Bill Glenn, a retired therapist and author, spent 18 years preparing to be a Jesuit priest before he realized he was being called to something else. “I knew my work was elsewhere," he says, although I had no idea what it was. Two years later, the AIDS epidemic hit. “It was as if I'd been called out of the Jesuits to be present to this epidemic. He realized this was the work he was trained to do, to attend to the pain in the world. This is the journey he writes about in his memoir, I Came Here Seeking a Person. One Gay Man's Spiritual Journey.A question I that comes up often when talking to guests on the podcast. How did you get started? What prompted you to take action? In this powerful conversation Bill Glenn challenges us to attend to the pain around us. “Pain is all around us,” he says. “And each of us is called to bear witness to it. To be present to those in need. That is at the heart of making a difference.To learn more about Bill, or to purchase a copy of his book, I Came Here Seeking a Person: One Gay Man's Spiritual Journey, please check out his website.To learn more about Robert Maggio, the composer of "Where Love is Love," our theme music, please check out his website.To learn more about Suzanne, visit her website. To learn more about the inspiration for this podcast, please check out Suzanne's memoir, Estrellas - Moments of Illumination Along El Camino de SantiagoFollow Suzanne on Social Media Instagram @suzannemaggio_author Facebook @ Suzanne Maggio author Twitter @ bottomofninth
Dennis is joined via Zoom from Atlanta by author Mark S. King to talk about his new book My Fabulous Disease: Chronicles of a Gay Survivor, which he describes as his "greatest hits" from years writing columns for outlets like Poz, Frontiers and Windy City Times. In the interview, Mark expounds on some of the experiences he shares in the book, like the time he won a car on The Price is Right at 18 while his 26-year old boyfriend cheered from the audience and his audacious, loud-and-proud coming out as a senior in high school in Bossier City, Louisiana. He also recalls the time when he was working at a gala event for the Shanti organization and his AIDS-stricken former boss, Daniel P. Warner, showed up with Miss America Leanza Cornett as his date, causing jaws to drop and tears to flow. Mark also talks about converting to Mormonism as a young man, largely so he could star in the musical Saturday's Warrior, how his jock brother David kept him from getting beat up at school and what it was like when protease inhibitors came out and changed everything. Other topics include: Mark's getting sober and finding out he's actually a nice guy, getting called out for his shallowness by his therapist, his column "Your Mother Liked It Bareback," which caused something of a furor and playing Trivial Pursuit with Rock Hudson before sleeping with him...and yes, there was a Doris Day question. www.marksking.com
1Thes. 2:19 - 20 Frank Julian(husband, father, grandfather )has been a pastor for nearly 40 years and a RN for the same. He's a full length feature film producer, board member/chaplain of World Medical Relief ,an author and is an AIDS activist /president and founder of FAWN:fighting aids with nutrition. Follow us Website: Frankjulianministies.com Instagram https://www.instagram.com/frank_julian/?hl=en Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/frank.s.julian Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/love-prayers-and-healing/id1477990258
Jesse Starcher and Mark Radulich present their The Deuce Season 3 TV Show Review!The Deuce is an American drama television series created by David Simon and George Pelecanos, set in New York City during the 1970s and 1980s. The series' pilot began filming in October 2015 and was commissioned in January 2016. It is broadcast by HBO in the United States and premiered on September 10, 2017. HBO made the pilot available through its streaming services and affiliates on August 25, 2017.The series concluded on October 28, 2019, after three seasons and 25 episodes.The first season takes place from 1971 to 1972, while the second season jumps five years ahead to 1977 with the season concluding in the summer of 1978.Disclaimer: The following may contain offensive language, adult humor, and/or content that some viewers may find offensive – The views and opinions expressed by any one speaker does not explicitly or necessarily reflect or represent those of Mark Radulich or W2M Network.Mark Radulich and his wacky podcast on all the things:https://linktr.ee/markkind76alsoFB Messenger: Mark Radulich LCSWTiktok: @markradulichtwitter: @MarkRadulich
In the 1970s and '80s, thousands of haemophiliacs in the UK were infected with HIV and hepatitis C through blood products known to be contaminated. In a recent piece, Florence Sutcliffe-Braithewaite outlines the magnitude of the scandal, exacerbated by carelessness, corporate greed and, in one instance, deliberate human experimentation. She joins Malin to discuss the findings and what they mean for survivors. They are joined by Tom Crewe, who reckoned with the Aids crisis in his 2018 article ‘Here was a plague'.Find Florence and Tom's articles on the episode page: lrb.me/bloodinquirypodRead Colm Tóibín's pick from the LRB archive: lrb.me/colmpodSubscribe to the LRB here: lrb.me/nowFind out about the Colour Revolution exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum here:https://www.ashmolean.org/exhibition/colour-revolution-victorian-art-fashion-design Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
According to AIDSVu, about 1 in 5 of all new HIV diagnoses in 2021 were among people ages 13 to 24, with Black youth disproportionately affected. And while HIV medication pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is safe for all ages, it's mostly been geared towards adults. Reset learns about a new campaign to reach more teens and young adults in the 13 to 24 age group and explore how expanding information and health care options for teens can improve health outcomes with longtime AIDS advocate Jim Pickett, PrEP4Teens youth leader Ryder Kennedy, TaskForce's Chris Balthazar and muralist and artist David Gauna. To hear more conversations like this, go to wbez.org/reset to check out our full catalog of interviews.
Dr. Susan Kaye is a sexologist and sexuality educator who began her career as a researcher and surrogate with Masters and Johnson in the 1960s. Following the suppression of sexual research triggered by the AIDS epidemic in the 80s, Dr. Kaye re-emerged and reinvented the role of the surrogate in a therapeutic relationship. The hosts chat with Dr. Kaye about what the prerequisites and training look like for surrogates today, and the book she wrote based on the stories and experiences of her clients, "Am I Normal If?". You can find more on Dr. Kaye at drsusankaye.com, or reach out directly to email@example.com. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Please note - This podcast was recorded at noon on Wednesday - before the Ceasefire Amendment in Westminster. At the end a question from John Daly. Recommendations: Stuart: The Pigeon Tunnel Academy Award-winning documentarian Errol Morris pulls back the curtain on the storied life and career of former British spy David Cornwell -- better known as John le Carré, author of such classic espionage novels as The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and The Constant Gardener. Set against the turbulent backdrop of the Cold War leading into present day, the film spans six decades as le Carré delivers his final and most candid interview, punctuated with rare archival footage and dramatized vignettes. "The Pigeon Tunnel" is a deeply human and engaging exploration of le Carré's extraordinary journey and the paper-thin membrane between fact and fiction. https://tv.apple.com/us/movie/the-pigeon-tunnel/umc.cmc.633pbtki99m7e8lc9ybbyab3 Catriona: The Newsreader Set in 1986, the show follows the unlikely bond between a young TV reporter (Reid) and a 'difficult' female newsreader (Torv), as they cover events such as the shock of the Challenger explosion, the hype of Halley's Comet and complexities of the AIDS crisis. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/p0cgx4k0/the-newsreader
The history of the gay men who still make up an unusually large percentage of the flight attendant labor force is not well known. Associate Professor of History at Kansas State University Phil Tiemeyer covered this topic in his book “Plane Queer: Labor, Sexuality, and AIDS in the History of Male Flight Attendants.” While the book covers almost a century of history, Phil sat down for an interview that focused on the HIV/AIDS crisis, and the way two flight gay male attendants with Pacific Northwest connections left their mark on history. Full shownotes at the link: https://tmof.click/47cWLvq
Dr. Mary's Monkey: How the Unsolved Murder of a Doctor, a Secret Laboratory in New Orleans and Cancer-Causing Monkey Viruses Are Linked to Lee Harvey ... Assassination and Emerging Global Epidemics Paperback – July 21, 2015by Edward T. Haslam (Author), Jim Marrs (Foreword)Get ready for the “Hottest cold case in America!” This updated paperback contains the same content as the 2014 hard cover edition which has 25 additional pages of revelations added since the original 2007 paperback. These new pages include documents from the FBI, CIA, CDC, and NOPD, plus the actual crime scene photos from the 1964 murder of Dr. Mary Sherman. The bizarre death of this nationally known cancer researcher sets the stage for this gripping exposé of medical professionals enmeshed in covert government operations. Following a trail of police reports, FBI files, cancer statistics, and medical journals, this revealing book presents a web of secret-keeping which swept doctors into cover-ups of contaminated polio vaccines, cancer outbreaks, the arrival of the AIDS virus, and a deadly biological weapon tested on both monkeys and humans. Add Lee Harvey Oswald to the cast of this secret bio-weapon project, and this dark tale connects Oswald's summer of secrets to the intrigue surrounding the assassination of President Kennedy.This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/1198501/advertisement
World AIDS Day is commemorated every year on Dec. 1. As we approach this year's observance, how do the stories of those who pioneered care for AIDS patients inform our care today?Paulo Pontemayor, CHA's Senior Director of Government Relations, and Michael O'Loughlin, national correspondent for America magazine and author of Hidden Mercy, join the show to discuss O'Loughlin's contributions to Hold Out Your Hand, a new resource offered by CHA. O'Loughlin discusses his work telling the stories of Catholic caregivers during the AIDS crisis and offers thoughts on how these stories can inspire Catholic health care providers to care for the marginalized in the future.ResourcesListen to Plague, a podcast produced by America Media and hosted by Michael O'LoughlinRead Hidden Mercy, Michael O'Loughlin's book on stories of Catholics and the AIDS crisisRead this story about St. Mary's CARE Center from Catholic Health World
The sweeping new Showtime series Fellow Travelers chronicles a relationship between two gay men played by Matt Bomer and Jonathan Bailey. It spans the McCarthy Era of the 1950s through the AIDS crisis of the 1980s. One is perfectly content to stay in the closet and live a lie, and the other wants more out of their relationship. As the years pass the two men keep coming back together only to find the power dynamic between them shifting back and forth.
Four years ago, President Donald Trump convinced Congress to commit millions in funding toward ending AIDS. But House Republicans plan to vote this week to cut most of the funding. Host Kelly Hooper talks with POLITICO's Evan Peng about what's behind this dramatic change in Republican support.
This week, Andrew Sullivan joins The Unspeakable to discuss the evolution of LGBTQ rights and debates. He and Meghan explore how the trans rights movement intersects (and sometimes conflicts) with the goals Sullivan advocated for gay men like himself in the 80s/90s, such as marriage equality. They also discuss his views on the physical realities of transitioning and how the language surrounding “trans kids” and “conversion therapy” are being co-opted in potentially dangerous ways Andrew and Meghan also revisit messages from the AIDS crisis that inaccurately claimed everyone was at equal risk. Despite criticism, Andrew believes that moderation and reason will ultimately triumph over the impassioned, ideological discourse surrounding gender identity and sexual orientation. GUEST BIO Andrew Sullivan is a political commentator, a former editor of The New Republic, and the author or editor of six books. You can find his Weekly Dish newsletter here.
Episode 459: The Billy Meier Prophecies In 1958, Billy Meier predicted the Iraq Wars, AIDS and global warming. Is it the biggest hoax or… the most important story in human history? You'll find the startling answer in this remarkable, true-life story about how a young Swiss boy's meetings with extraterrestrials would eventually lead him later in life through dozens of countries, meeting many famous world leaders – including Saddam Hussein – in order to fulfill ancient prophecies. This one-armed farmer from Switzerland has taken hundreds of the most startling photos in UFO History and has even filmed what he refers to as “Beam Ships” used by sentient beings that hail from a star system near the Pleiades. He has been able to produce photographs, film footage, sound recordings and even metal samples as evidence of his visitations. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/michaeldecon/support
GDP Script/ Top Stories for Nov 12th Publish Date: Nov 10th HENSSLER 15 From the Henssler Financial Studio Welcome to the Gwinnett Daily Post Podcast. Today is Friday, November 10th and Happy 78th Birthday to announcer Al Michael. ***MIRACLE ON ICE*** I'm Bruce Jenkins and here are your top stories presented by Peggy Slappy Properties. Gwinnett County's Veteran and Family Services Center Helps Vets Navigate Process Of Getting Help Piedmont Eastside Recognizes Gwinnett Fire Supervisor As A Hero Georgia Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry Says State's Work With Gwinnett County On Smart Corridors Is The Future Of Travel All of this and more is coming up on the Gwinnett Daily Post podcast, and if you are looking for community news, we encourage you to listen daily and subscribe! Break 1: Peggy Slappy STORY 1: Gwinnett County's Veteran and Family Services Center Helps Vets Navigate Process Of Getting Help The Gwinnett County Veterans and Family Services Center in Lawrenceville, Georgia, is providing essential assistance to veterans, offering guidance on navigating the Veterans Administration and accessing mental health services. The center, established in collaboration with Disabled American Veterans Chapter 90, aims to address the needs of veterans and their families. The facility has expanded space compared to its previous location, and Gwinnett County Commissioner Jasper Watkins emphasized the importance of creating a comfortable environment for veterans to decompress. The center recently hosted a Stand Down event, providing veterans and their families with information, health screenings, and support services. STORY 2: Piedmont Eastside Recognizes Gwinnett Fire Supervisor As A Hero Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Service Lt. Sam Ballouk has been recognized as a "Hero" by Piedmont Eastside Medical Center for his commitment to community safety. Ballouk, who serves as the A-Shift medical supervisor, has extensive experience in the fire department and worked as a paramedic for Walton County EMS. The recognition is part of Piedmont Eastside's First Friday Hero program, which acknowledges first responders exceeding their duty. Ballouk expressed his dedication to the EMS field, emphasizing the importance of treating every patient with respect and fostering collaboration between fire, EMS, and hospitals. STORY 3: Georgia Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry Says State's Work With Gwinnett County On Smart Corridors Is The Future Of Travel Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry discussed future transportation plans during a presentation to the Gwinnett Chamber. Emphasizing the importance of technology, McMurry highlighted smart corridors in Gwinnett County, where fiber optic connectivity to traffic signals aims to communicate information to vehicles. The projects on Buford Highway, Arcado Road, and State Route 120 involve underground infrastructure, making the changes noninvasive for drivers. McMurry anticipates increased technology integration, allowing cars to receive traffic signal information and potentially act independently based on safety parameters. The initiatives align with Georgia's commitment to advancing transportation technology. We have opportunities for sponsors to get great engagement on these shows. Call 770.874.3200 for more info. We'll be right back Break 2: MOG – TOM WAGES – ESOG STORY 4: Editorial: Toxic politics envelop noble AIDS program The President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), initiated by President George W. Bush in 2003, faces challenges as some lawmakers allege the Biden administration of promoting abortion in the program. PEPFAR has played a crucial role in combating AIDS globally, saving an estimated 25 million lives and preventing infections in infants. Despite enjoying bipartisan support in the past, recent claims have delayed reauthorization and hindered fund disbursement. Critics argue that the allegations lack substance, and PEPFAR's focus remains on HIV prevention and treatment. The delay in funding could impact the program's effectiveness and raise questions about the nation's commitment to global health initiatives. STORY 5: Special toothpaste could save lives of people with peanut allergies A specialized toothpaste containing tiny amounts of peanut could offer a breakthrough in treating peanut allergies. The toothpaste, part of Oral Mucosal Immunotherapy (OMIT), aims to build patients' immunity by exposing them to small amounts of the allergen over time. In a trial, all participants tolerated the highest dose of peanut toothpaste without severe reactions. OMIT could be a safe and convenient option for adults with food allergies, supporting continued development, according to allergy expert Dr. William Berger. The results encourage further exploration of the toothpaste's potential, particularly in pediatric populations. We'll be back in a moment Break 3: DTL – INGLES 7 - JACKSON EMC STORY 6: Kentucky's Constitution still allows for slavery. A group of teens is pushing to change it The existence of an exception clause in Section 25 of the Kentucky Constitution that allows slavery and involuntary servitude as punishment for crime. The clause, similar to the 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, has raised concerns, prompting efforts to remove it through a constitutional amendment. Members of the South Elkhorn Christian Church youth group testified before the legislature's Joint Commission on Race and Access to Opportunity Committee, urging the removal of the exception clause. Advocates argue that the clause has historical ties to discriminatory practices and systemic racism, emphasizing the need for constitutional change. STORY 7: Beer industry enters fray in battle over rum tax benefits The beer lobby is challenging the renewal of a tax benefit for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, known as the "rum cover-over," claiming it unfairly subsidizes rum-producing competitors. The tax dispute arises amid broader tensions between the beer and spirits industries over the taxation of new alcoholic beverage options. The beer lobby argues that the rum cover-over program benefits large liquor companies and calls for a reevaluation of the program to ensure the territories receive appropriate assistance. 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