‘Queer Eye’ star Jonathan Van Ness came out as HIV-positive and shared his struggles with addiction

Jonathan Van Ness came out as HIV-positive for an interview with The New York Times ahead of the release of his memoir “Over the Top” on Tuesday. The “Queer Eye” hairstylist also discussed some previously unknown aspects of his life, including surviving sexual assault at a young age and struggling with addiction. Van Ness, 32, says he tested HIV-positive at age 25, while he was a stylist at an LA hair salon. “When ‘Queer Eye’ came out, it was really difficult because I was like, ‘Do I want to talk about my status?,” Van Ness told the Times. “And then I was like, ‘The Trump administration has done everything they… Read More

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Tech workers unite for the climate, pushing Amazon and other big companies to take action

Seattle student Dylan Clauson (left) marches with her sister and mother near the Amazon campus on Friday. (GeekWire Photo / Monica Nickelsburg) The climate crisis surged to the top of the tech industry’s agenda this week, encouraged by a groundswell of activity from workers at Amazon, Microsoft, Google and other big tech companies, as part of broader global efforts to bring attention to the issue. It’s the latest example of rising activism inside the tech industry, as a new generation of workers pushes employers to speak out and take action on political, social and environmental issues. GeekWire civic editor Monica Nickelsburg, managing editor Taylor Soper and I discuss the protests… Read More

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Who has the best cheap car insurance in Alaska?

Car insurance in Alaska isn’t incredibly expensive, and the typical Alaskan driver will pay less than the average American each year in auto insurance premiums. Insurance rates are calculated on many individual factors, including age, where you live, and your driving history, so there’s no one company that will be the most affordable for everyone. It will pay to shop around. USAA and State Farm tend to offer the best rates in Alaska for those with good or better credit, while USAA and GEICO are best for drivers with poor credit. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Car insurance isn’t incredibly expensive in Alaska if you know where to… Read More

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The internet was baffled by video of a standing ovation for Sydney’s first iPhone 11 owner

A man bought the first iPhone 11 in Sydney, Australia on Sept. 20. The employees at the city’s Apple Store stood in a standing ovation for him and his purchase. CNET news editor Daniel Van Boom captured the moment on video and shared it in a tweet that’s now gone viral with Twitter users apparently baffled by the excitement in the video. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. A video of Apple employees gathered in a standing ovation for a man who bought the first iPhone 11 in Sydney, Australia baffled the internet. On Sept. 20, Apple released its iPhone 11 to the world. Folks waited in lines for… Read More

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Why apps should enhance real-world experiences, not replace them

Most mobile apps seek to be the center of attention. They are created by owners and product managers who obsess over extending as many user sessions as possible. Unfortunately, they don’t place a high consideration on the impacts of their customers’ well-being. Meanwhile, many users are increasingly aware of how much time they are spending staring and tapping at their favorite apps. Apple has even made users more aware of just how much time they are spending on their phones with their iOS 12 update. In the face of these emerging trends, it seems like the perfect time to ask… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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Jonathan Van Ness Is Ready To Talk About Being HIV-Positive

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 15: Jonathan Van Ness attends the 2019 Netflix Creative Arts Emmy After Party at Hotel Figueroa on September 15, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Netflix) Just ahead of the September 24 release of his memoir, Over The Top: A Raw Journey To Self-Love, Jonathan Van Ness revealed that he is HIV-positive — and currently healthy. In an interview with The New York Times, Van Ness explained that he felt it was important to come out. “When Queer Eye’ came out, it was really difficult because I was like, ‘Do I want to talk about my status?” he said. “And… Read More

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