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DO YOU NEED A RIDE? (Pilot Episode)

Pilot episode:

Welcome to “Do You Need a Ride?” In their first episode, Karen and Chris take the Honda to Burbank Airport. Along the way, they confront past traumas, scream at traffic, roast Bob Hope, uncover a medievaly themed pedophile ring, trail The Rock in his Lambo, and try their best to bring anyone willing, back home in one piece.

Next episode, guest Rob Delaney
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DO YOU NEED A RIDE? (Pilot Episode)

Pilot episode:

Welcome to “Do You Need a Ride?” In their first episode, Karen and Chris take the Honda to Burbank Airport. Along the way, they confront past traumas, scream at traffic, roast Bob Hope, uncover a medievaly themed pedophile ring, trail The Rock in his Lambo, and try their best to bring anyone willing, back home in one piece.

Next episode, guest Rob Delaney
Twitter:
@chrisfairbanks @KarenKilgariff

Websites:
http://shop.rooftopcomedy.com/album/fairbanks
http://astrecords.bigcartel.com/product/live-at-the-bootleg-12

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Scatterbrains podcast: Chauntelle Tibbals, Ph.D.

For the second episode of the Scatterbrains Podcast, besides promising to stop talking in the third person (seriously, no clue) I bring to you, the people, Chauntelle Tibbals, Ph.D. Or, as everyone else knows her, “Dr. Chauntelle.” Besides being a kickass brunch companion, her sociological research on the adult entertainment industry is significant to our ever-changing culture. Yet is highly underrated, degraded, and unfunded.

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‘Walking while trans’ isn’t a crime, Baltimore protesters say

A rally is scheduled in the Charles North neighborhood of Baltimore on Friday night as part of a nationwide campaign to protest police profiling of transgender women.

The event, “We Stand with Monica Jones,” is named for a transgender woman and activist who was arrested last year on suspicion of prostitution in Phoenix under a controversial program there known as Project ROSE.

Walking while trans

Jones has gone on to lambast the program for profiling black transgender women as prostitutes just for walking down the street. She was just recently found guilty.

The ROSE stands for “Reaching Out to the Sexually Exploited,” and the program is a partnership between Phoenix police and the Arizona State University School of Social Work. Under the program, suspected prostitutes are detained, taken to a church and offered the option of either enrolling in an intervention and diversion program or facing arrest.

Supporters say the program helps women in the sex trade. Critics say the program detains women in handcuffs based on profiling and scant evidence — which could include simply engaging passersby in conversation – and then forces them into programs they may have no interest in taking part in.

The law the program is based on allows for people to be charged with prostitution if they “manifest the intent” to solicit.

The American Civil Liberties Union has criticized the law and took up Jones’ cause and the fight against Project ROSE, as have several other organizations. The program has been written about a lot, including by Al Jazeera America and VICE

Here in Baltimore, the group SlutWalk Baltimore — part of another, global movement known as SlutWalk — has been advocating for sex workers’ rights and against “slut shaming, victim blaming, and the general vilification of sexuality” for years. It is holding the protest Friday in solidarity with the movement behind Monica Jones.
Rachel Perry, executive director of SlutWalk Baltimore, said her organization supports the rights of sex workers, but also stands against police profiling and the assumption by police officers that all transgender women are in the sex trade.

Stand with Monica Jones2 Walking while trans isnt a crime, Baltimore protesters say

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AHF’s Weinstein wrong on ‘Truvada whore’ #RemoveWeinstein

A Op-Ed in The Bay Area Reporter by Adam Zebowski, an HIV test counselor/recruiter at the San Francisco AIDS Foundation–

There were 50,000 new HIV infections in the United States last year. If condoms-only messaging could prevent new HIV infections, then how can we account for these new infections?

As an HIV test counselor, I know that condoms are not being used regularly. And that’s totally okay. It’s a reality of the world gay men live in today. The antiquated one-size-fits-all message about condoms is not meeting the needs of our community. It’s important to have options and for individuals to be able to choose what is right for them.

Approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2012, Truvada for PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) is a new and effective HIV prevention strategy that we can add to our prevention toolkit. Analysis from the iPrEx PrEP study reveals that daily Truvada adherence yields HIV protection estimated at more than 99 percent. PrEP works best when you take one pill every day, as it is prescribed. Go to http://www.PrEPfacts.org to see if PrEP is right for you. 29 14 Guest Opinion 17 LRG AHFs Weinstein wrong on Truvada whore  #RemoveWeinstein Back on November 9, 2013, Michael Weinstein, the president and CEO of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the nation’s largest community HIV/AIDS health care organization, said, “if a person takes Truvada (as PrEP) when they are supposed to, and they take it every day, then their chance of becoming infected with HIV is close to zero.” This is a nonjudgmental and scientifically sound argument for PrEP. But on April 6, in a nationally circulated Associated Press article by David Crary, Weinstein claimed, “If something comes along that’s better than condoms, I’m all for it, but Truvada is not that. Let’s be honest: It’s a party drug.”

Ouch. Putting Truvada in the same category as crystal meth, GHB, and ketamine is a damaging blow to the PrEP movement. Instead of empowering individuals to make informed choices to protect themselves, Weinstein is stigmatizing them using shame-based rhetoric eerily similar to the oral contraception movement 50 years ago. It’s funny how history repeats itself. Welcome to 2014!

Calling Truvada a party drug reinforces the stigma and slut-shaming that many people who utilize PrEP encounter during interactions with doctors, sex partners, and friends.

Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, medical director of the ambulatory HIV program at New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital, finds “that opposition irresponsible. If some men don’t want to use condoms, they won’t. You have to deal with it by acknowledging that sometimes unprotected sex happens, and you can still prevent HIV infections.” In a very predictable fashion, opponents of PrEP claim that PrEPsters “irresponsibly” forgo condoms and attend countless drug-fueled sex parties. Dr. Robert Grant, PrEP pioneer at Gladstone Institutes and UCSF, noted that people who chose to use PrEP didn’t ignite “a wildfire of promiscuity. In fact, we saw the opposite. People tended to be safer.”

PrEPsters are called “Truvada Whores” simply for using this highly effective and FDA-approved HIV prevention strategy. Weinstein is reinforcing the social stigma associated with PrEP, creating yet another barrier against those who may most benefit from it.

In a BuzzFeed interview on April 17, Weinstein said that most of the backlash from his “party drug” comment is coming from the “bareback porn industry.”

He said, “They’re all associated with bareback porn, which kind of makes my point that it’s a party drug.” Michael Lucas of Lucas Entertainment finds his statements irresponsible, believing that Weinstein is very good at painting gay men “in the most unattractive light” and should be removed from his position of power.

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