Monday, July 27, 2015

Monday Roll OUT

Food Truck for Equality Comes to Little Rock
BLgT USA is the first 50 state food tour for equality crossing the country during  the Summer of
2015 with a July 27 stop in Little Rock at Lost Forty Brewing and Taproom (501 Byrd St Little Rock AR) 5-6:30 pm.
Local community based organization Center for Artistic Revolution will be the local recipient of funds raised during the event. Chefs across America are creating their twist on the classic BLT sandwich to support LGBT equality. When you buy a BLgT, proceeds go towards a local LGBT community center all summer long.

The concept was supported by 660 participants at the groups Kickstarter web portal which raised $150,000 to fund the tour. Also the tour acquired other sponsors such as Target, Enterprise Car Rental and Huff Post
July 30 Live stream: White House – Release Update – National HIV/AIDS Strategy
On Thursday, July 30, 2015, the White House and will live stream the release of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020 during an all-day event in Atlanta, Georgia. You will be able to view the live stream on the homepage from 10:00 a.m.­ – 4:30 p.m. (EDT). At this time we are inquiring as to local participation and or viewing sessions. We will update prior to Thursday's stream.
In the meantime, you can also get up-to-the-minute news on the roll-out of the update by following’s blog, Twitter, and Facebook. - See more at:

Former Gay Arkansas Royalty Ensnared in HIV Criminalization Case

A man accused of knowingly spreading HIV to a minor he met while mentoring at a Tulsa youth
program is bound for trial in Tulsa County District Court. He is a former Mr. Gay Arkansas US of A 2011.
Elton Howland Rhoades, 24, is charged with three counts of second-degree rape and three counts of exposing others to HIV, which he allegedly committed against a juvenile girl between March 1 and March 8.
Rhoades, who also goes by Keaton Zane Paige, is employed part time as a cheerleading coach by Muskogee Public Schools. He met the girl while he was mentoring at a Tulsa youth outreach program.
The 15-year-old victim testified at Rhoades’ preliminary hearing Tuesday that she had known Rhoades for two years. She said that though the sexual intercourse with Rhoades was consensual, he knew her age and told her he did not have any sexually transmitted diseases.
Two months later, the victim tested positive for HIV and informed a Tulsa police detective, according to the detective’s affidavit. In an interview with the detective a couple of weeks later, Rhoades at first lied about knowing whether he was HIV positive, authorities contend.
The detective testified that after he obtained medical records showing that Rhoades had tested positive for HIV two years earlier, Rhoades told him that he knew he had tested positive but did not believe it because he had not noticed symptoms.
Assistant Public Defender Richard Koller, who represented Rhoades at the hearing, asked District Judge Martha Rupp Carter to reduce Rhoades’ bond. But Carter denied the request after hearing testimony, saying she couldn’t be sure that he would not pose a safety risk to the community.
Carter told the court that the state had presented enough evidence to prosecute Rhoades and was arraigned two weeks ago.  Bail is set at $100,000 on each rape count and $50,000 on each count of spreading HIV, according to jail records.  He also had a suspended driver’s license and expired tags, the records indicate. (source: Tulsa world/ online media )

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