30 Years Later, Media Still Fawns Over Magic Johnson
Sunday was the 30th anniversary of Magic Johnson’s shocking announcement that he had HIV and was retiring from pro basketball. With NBA Commissioner David Stern and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar by his side, Johnson immediately volunteered to become a spokesperson and poster child for the virus.
LGBT Character Blames Church for Having AIDS
“Take Me to Church,” the May 16 episode of the third and final season of FX’s Pose, centers around Pray Tell (Billy Porter) one of the many characters in this ensemble show about the gay and trans community in the 1980’s and 1990’s in New York City. Upon confirmation that his HIV has turned into AIDS, Pray Tell goes home to tell his religious mother, Charlene, and his aunts …
Med Drama: HIV Blood Donor Protections ‘Bigoted,’ ‘Hate’
New Amsterdam must be gunning for a GLAAD Media Award nomination with its latest episode: “The Legend of Howie Cournemeyer.”
USA Today Hypes COVID Panic-Porn: Everyone ‘A Potential Serial Killer’
If you took a look at the USA Today op-ed pages early this week hoping to find a little reasoned perspective on the coronavirus, boy, did you go to the wrong place! Instead, you’d have found panic porn in the form of a headline published November 30 screaming “COVID has turned breathing into a deadly event and all of us into potential serial killers”!