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At the 11-13-19 meeting, we raised $33 bringing our total to $1091

This movie is about online dating for seniors.

Very relevant for us today!




Stars Helen Mirren / Ian McKellen






(Walk from theatre 1930 E. Sunrise Blvd)


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The Good Liar is a 2019 American thriller film directed and produced by Bill Condon and written by Jeffrey Hatcher, based on the novel of the same name by Nicholas Searle. It stars Ian McKellen as a career con-artist who meets a wealthy widow (Helen Mirren) online, and begins to plan how to steal her fortune.




Roy Courtnay is a long-time con man who manipulates others into giving him access to their finances through a string of deception and false identities, along with his business partner Vincent, who acts out as his accountant. In 2009, his latest target is Betty McLeish, a former history teacher at Oxford who lost her husband a year ago and has savings in excess of two million pounds. Betty also reveals that she is suffering from a series of minor strokes that may kill her within a year.

During a holiday in Berlin, the plan appears threatened when Betty’s grandson Steven reveals that, according to Soviet records, ‘Roy Courtnay’ was killed in 1948 by a Nazi he was tracking, but Roy explains that he is actually Hans Taub, Roy’s German translator, and that he stole Roy’s identity so that he could leave Germany and reinvent himself.



The topic this Wednesday November 13, 2019 is HIV Questions Answered.     Some of these you probably know.   Some may be a surprise.

The topic this Wednesday November 13, 2019 is HIV Questions Answered.     Some of these you probably know.   Some may be a surprise.

First Same-Sex Couple Is Dominating Denmark’s ‘Dancing With the Stars’DWTSGay

For the first time in its 16-year history, Denmark’s version of Dancing With the Stars — called Vild med Dans — features a same-sex dancing couple, and they’re dominating the competition. Gay actor and comedian Jakob Fauerby teamed up with dancer Silas Holst to show that two men are even better than one.

According to the queer news site LGBTQ Nation, the pair has been extremely successful, scoring the highest in four of the eight episodes so far this season. They’re considered the odds-on favorites to win the whole competition.

In an interview with Danish site BT, Fauerby said that he feels honored to be a part of the history-making pairing.

“I’m proud if I can help a young man or woman out there who feels recognized,” he said, celebrating how far Danish media has come in the last few decades. “[…] If you heard about [LGBTQ+] people in the media back then, it was often because they were dead.”

Fauerby, who has also appeared in Danish TV series like Rita and Hjørdis, said he’s proud to further push society forward by starring in one of the European country’s biggest shows, and the show’s Entertainment Director Thomas Richardt Strobech hopes that audiences at home take the message of inclusion to heart.

“They are a lovely couple,” he told BT. “We want to help show that couples are available in all sorts of versions.”

Being that it’s a reality competition show, Fauerby and Holst are not actually an item. In real life, Fauerby is married to his husband, Anders, who he talks about regularly on Vild med Dans. His partner even appeared on the show just hours after the two welcomed a daughter to their family.

“I missed the rehearsal, arrived an hour before the show started, did a quick press conference, then got into makeup and danced the show,” he told LGBTQ Nation. “We are a rainbow family, and it’s been overwhelming and amazing.”

Fauerby will be continuing to dance with Holst on Vild med Dans this Friday on Denmark’s TV2. We’ll all be rooting for them to take home the crown, but while we await the result, the 42-year-old performer hopes the experience has been just as “amazing” for LGBTQ+ people watching at home.

“We’re just one couple out of 160 in 16 years,” he said. “So for me, if a young boy, boy, girl, or trans person has the opportunity to see that positive representation as part of a TV show, that is empowering in itself.”


Scientists discover first new HIV strain in nearly two decades

(CNN) — For the first time in 19 years, a team of scientists has detected a new strain of HIV.

The strain is a part of the Group M version of HIV-1, the same family of virus subtypes to blame for the global HIV pandemic, according to Abbott Laboratories, which conducted the research along with the University of Missouri, Kansas City. The findings were published Wednesday in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.
HIV has several different subtypes or strains, and like other viruses, it has the ability to change and mutate over time. This is the first new Group M HIV strain identified since guidelines for classifying subtypes were established in 2000. It is important to know what strains of the virus are circulating to ensure that tests used to detect the disease are effective.

“It can be a real challenge for diagnostic tests,” Mary Rodgers, a co-author of the report and a principal scientist at Abbott, said. Her company tests more than 60% of the world’s blood supply, she said, and they have to look for new strains and track those in circulation so “we can accurately detect it, no matter where it happens to be in the world.”

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said current treatments for HIV are effective against this strain and others. However, identifying a new strain provides a more complete map of how HIV evolves.

“There’s no reason to panic or even to worry about it a little bit,” Fauci said. “Not a lot of people are infected with this. This is an outlier.”

For scientists to be able to declare that this was a new subtype, three cases of it must be detected independently. The first two were found in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the 1983 and 1990.

The two strains were “very unusual and didn’t match other strains,” Rodgers said. The third sample found in Congo was collected in 2001 as a part of a study aimed at preventing mother-to-child transmission of the virus. The sample was small, and while it seemed similar to the two older samples, scientists wanted to test the whole genome to be sure. At the time, there wasn’t technology to determine if this was the new subtype.

So scientists at Abbott and the University of Missouri developed new techniques to study and map the 2001 sample. Rodgers said it was “like searching for a needle in a haystack,” and then “pulling the needle out with a magnet.”

They were able to fully sequence the sample, meaning they were able to create a full picture of what it was, and determine that it was, in fact, subtype L of Group M.

It’s unclear how this variant of the virus may impact the body differently, if it does act differently at all. Current HIV treatments can fight a wide variety of virus strains, and it is believed that these treatments can fight this newly named one.

“This discovery reminds us that to end the HIV pandemic, we must continue to out think this continuously changing virus and use the latest advancements in technology and resources to monitor its evolution,” study co-author, Dr. Carole McArthur, a professor in the department of oral and craniofacial sciences at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, said in a statement.

About 36.7 million in the world are living with HIV, according to World Health Organization. UNAIDS estimates that in 2016, some 1.8 million people became newly infected.

At the 11-06-19 meeting we raised $33 bringing our total to $1,058.