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‘Dallas Buyers Club’ generates Oscar buzz

McConaughey lost 50 pounds to play desperate AIDS patient

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Matthew McConaughey as Ron Woodroof in 'Dallas Buyers Club.' (Photo courtesy Focus Features)

Matthew McConaughey as Ron Woodroof in ‘Dallas Buyers Club.’ (Photo courtesy Focus Features)

“Dallas Buyers Club” continues garnering raves, discussion and strong box office in the LGBT community and beyond.

Actors Mathew McConaughey and Jared Leto have been generating major Oscar buzz as well for their performances in the film which tells of Ron Woodroof, an AIDS patient in mid-’80s Dallas who launches a major war with the FDA by smuggling unapproved AIDS meds from all over the world at a time when treatment for the disease left few options.

McConaughey lost 50 pounds for the part which many critics are calling his best performance to date. The film has already earned turned a strong profit. Check here for D.C.-area movie theaters that are showing the film.

 

 

 

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PHOTOS: Task Force Gala Kick-Off

National LGBTQ organization holds event in Golden Beach

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National LGBTQ Task Force Executive Director Kierra Johnson, on left, presents a donation to LGBTQ+ Equity Fund members Rebecca Fishman and David Jobin. (Photo by Dale Stine)

The National LGBTQ Task Force held its 2024 National Gala Kick-Off Event at the Loggia Beach Park Pavilion in Golden Beach, Fla. on Tuesday, June 18. Task Force Executive Director Kierra Johnson presented the organization’s annual donation to the LGBTQ+ Equity Fund. Roger Thomson and Jim Tyrrell were the recipients of the Eddy McIntyre Community Service Award.

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PHOTOS: Frederick Pride

Gov. Wes Moore speaks at annual LGBTQ celebration

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Former Miss Gay Maryland America Maranda Rights entertains at Frederick Pride on Saturday. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

The 2024 Frederick Pride Festival was held at Carroll Creek Linear Park in Frederick, Md. on Saturday, June 22. Thousands attended the 11th annual event despite high temperatures. Gov. Wes Moore was among the speakers at the main stage.

(Washington Blade photos by Michael Key)

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PHOTOS: Baltimore Pride in the Park

Annual celebration featured vendors, performers

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(Washington Blade photo by Linus Berggren)

Baltimore Pride in the Park was held at Druid Hill Park on Sunday, June 16.

(Washington Blade photos by Linus Berggren)

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