Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Blanchon from Whitman Walker ambushed on CSPAN by anti-gay callers

Donald Blanchon (profile), Executive Director of the Whitman Walker Clinic, appeared on CSPAN in Washington DC today for World AIDS Day, December 1.

While I watched, four out of five callers were very hostile and voiced arguments often heard in the 1980s from the “Religious Right”. It seemed to be a coordinated ambush. One caller praised Uganda, known for a horrific anti-gay bill, for controlling AIDS.

Blanchon had to sidestep the questions and get away from the “obvious” questions about “chain letters”.

One caller, however, was a 68 year old man who was positive in 1989 but who had remained antigen free for twenty years now with medications.

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