5th Patient Cured Of HIV Via Stem Cell Transplant + More News

A 5th patient has been cured of HIV via stem cell transplant in Germany.
(image via Depositphotos)

Some news items you might have missed:

The Hill: Researchers from Germany say a man has been cured of HIV following a stem cell transplant that was performed after several rounds of chemotherapy, making him the fifth known case of the virus being cured in an individual.

JoeMyGod: Congressman David Cicilline has announced he will be leaving the U.S. House. Cicilline has been one of the most successful Rhode Island politicians of his generation, moving from the General Assembly to become Providence’s first openly gay mayor, then representing the 1st District in the House for the last 12 years.

Washington Examiner: Gay conservative Brad Polumbo wonders why Log Cabin Republicans are teaming up with self-described “homophobic” troll Isabella Riley Moody, essentially lighting “its credibility on fire.”

Kenneth-in-the-212: Check out the latest in LGBTQ publications including Ben Aldridge covering the new issue of Attitude Magazine.

5th Patient Cured Of HIV Via Stem Cell Transplant + More News

Washington Post: Brian Covey, a Florida teacher, has been fired after posting a viral video of a school library’s empty bookshelves – the result of banning “certain” books.

“They removed every single book from my children’s classrooms… I read books about the consequences of this when I was in school.”

Twitter: Far-right nutjob Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) got a lot of clap back on Monday after calling for a “national divorce” between red and blue states – basically wanting red states to “separate” from the U.S.

Aside from the part where she swore to uphold the Constitution of the United States when she took office, there’s the inconvenient fact that “red states” receive far more in federal dollar expenditures than they contribute in taxes. #WhatWouldTheyDo?