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5B : an inspiring tale of courage of the nurses and patients in SF’s first AIDS Ward

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Two time Oscar winning filmmaker Paul Haggis’s first foray into a non-fictional feature is an insightful and affectionate look at the country’s first ever AIDS Ward : 5B at San Francisco General Hospital.  Opened in 1983 not only would it become the busiest of its kind, but more importantly the dedicated nursing staff implemented a … Continue reading




Otis and The Von Tramp Family are singing all the way to L.A. (and cycling too)

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  Otis Morgan a gay nurse from San Francisco is one of 3000 cyclists in taking part again in the  AIDS/LifeCycle from his hometown to Los Angeles.  The ride is 545 miles and takes seven days and a helluva lot of stamina. Over the past eight years, he has raised a total of over $150,000 for the cause benefits the … Continue reading




Vincent Gagliostro talks about his movie AFTER LOUIE

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After Louie – A Film by Vincent Gagliostro has its NY Premiere today at Cinema Village and is also Available on Demand Everywhere on the usual streaming platforms.

The veteran gay activist/author/playwright Larry Kramer was right.  Again.  AFTER LOUIE is indeed a movie that had to be made. Filmmaker VINCENT GAGLIOSTRO talks about his directing debut with this powerful and entertaining inter-generational drama about AIDS. Starring ALAN CUMMING and ZACHARY BOOTH the story tackles how we are all coping now that the AIDS pandemic is no longer the lethal threat to us all that it once was.

Gagliostro told queerguru that After Louie is about getting that older generation to dare to dream again, and at the same time, getting the younger generation to just dream



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