Self-help guru Marianne Williamson drops presidential bid

By : Chris Johnson OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: Marianne Williamson, photo via Williamson’s Facebook page.

Spiritualist and self-help guru Marianne Williamson has dropped her bid for the presidency, ending the campaign of an idiosyncratic Democratic candidate who once helped gay men dying of HIV/AIDS at the height of the epidemic.

Williamson announced she had ended her campaign Friday in a message on her website, saying she didn’t want her candidacy to make it tougher for progressives to win.

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George Michael made secret donations to charity after the death of his partner

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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George Michael made secret donations to Project Angel Food, a Los Angeles-based charity aimed at feeding people with critical illnesses, after the death of his partner, Anselmo Feleppa, in 1993.

Feleppa’s death, which was caused by HIV/AIDS, spurned Michael to donate to Project Angel Food. Over the years, Michael donated more than $685,000 to the charity.

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