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Friday, January 19, 2018

LGBTQ News Compilation-January 19

Book discredits Sandusky case built on recovered memories

Berkley, CA – In a review of the book The Most Hated Man in America: Jerry Sandusky and the Rush to Judgment by Mark Pendergrast, on Skeptic.com, Frederick Crews, Professor Emeritus of English at the University of California, Berkeley, succinctly summarizes the books thesis that the conviction was truly a rush to judgement based largely on the now completely discredited theory of recovered memory.

Trump obliterates AIDS advisory council

“All things AIDS, nationally and internationally, are in danger from the Trump administration, from PACHA to PrEP funding and other services right here in Baltimore,” says Lynda Dee, president of AIDS Action Baltimore, a non-profit group marking its 30th year providing essential services to people with HIV / AIDS.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Sen. Chelsea Manning?

With her 35-year sentence commuted by Obama, Manning aims to be the US’s first trans senator

Elections have been bringing surprises lately – from Brexit to Trump. So could Marylanders soon be sending to Washington the first transgender US Senator?

They may get the chance. Chelsea Manning – whistleblower of US war crimes in Iraq, who, as US Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning leaked 750,000 pages of classified government documents to Wikileaks – threw her hat into the ring January 14th, announcing she would oppose two-term Maryland Sen. Benjamin Cardin, a conservative Democrat.

Divine Light, a faith-based non-profit outpatient treatment and recovery program geared towards the LGBTQ community that started in Philadelphia over seven years ago, has opened an office in downtown Baltimore. Divine Light CEO / founder Sakina Dean welcomed invited guest to the new Baltimore location at 1 North Charles Street, suite 1504, on January 10th. Ms. Dean told Baltimore OUTloud that Divine Light is excited about expanding into the Baltimore area where it can provide a clean, safe environment for outpatient recovery from substance abuse as well as mental health counseling that is welcoming to sexual and gender minorities.

Dr. Durryle Brooks has been announced as the new head of the Center for Black Equity – Baltimore, a nonprofit group that aims to foster the local black LGBTQ community. He fills the vacancy left by Carlton R. Smith, the group’s founder.

For 26 years, the Ryan White Planning Council has focused on providing medical care and support services for people with HIV in Baltimore. The Planning Council recently elected Carlton R. Smith as chairman, as part of a new leadership team with over 60 years of combined experience in HIV planning, advocacy, and service provision.

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