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The return of Gilmore Girls, World AIDS Day, and Kathy Griffin's latest book are among this week's entertainment and event highlights for LGBT folks.


Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life
Gilmore Girls fans, rejoice! After nearly a decade, Lorelai (Lauren Graham), Rory (Alexis Bledel), and Emily (Kelly Bishop) are reuniting for a very special Netflix production. Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life is a four-part series that follows these three generations of Gilmore women throughout the course of a year. Many Stars Hollow residents from the original show will also be appearing, including Lane Kim (Keiko Agena), Logan (Matt Czuchry), Jess (Milo Ventimiglia), and of course Luke (Scott Patterson). Binge it all this holiday weekend, and watch the trailer below.

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Kathy Griffin's Celebrity Run-Ins
Kathy Griffin continues to dish on behind-the-scenes moments of celebrity life in her new book, Kathy Griffin's Celebrity Run-Ins: My A-Z Index. From Woody Allen to Warren Zevon, Griffin shares tales from behind the curtain, serving T on Leonardo DiCaprio, Barbra Streisand, Britney Spears, Lily Tomlin, Nick Jonas, and more. She evens open up about her feud with Ellen DeGeneres, who Griffin says has a "mean streak that all of Hollywood knows about." Read more juicy details in the book, which is out this weekend.

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You have to hand it to Disney; the media giant knows how to create instant classics that subvert the tedious tale of white princesses saved by handsome princes. After knocking it out of the park with Frozen, Disney is getting stellar reviews for Moana, the tale of a strong-minded Polynesian girl out to save her people. With music co-written by Hamilton mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda, Moana is one part of 2016 we're thankful for.

Celebrating Five Years of the GLBT History Museum

Greg Louganis Fundraiser
AIDS Service Center NYC celebrates its 25th anniversary with the 2016 Changemaker Awards on Tuesday night, honoring allies like New York governor Andrew Cuomo, out Olympic hero Greg Louganis, and attorney Joseph Saltarelli of Hunton & Williams. This worthy event will not only raise funds for AIDS services, but will offer up a night of schmoozing, drinking, eating, and entertainment; we could all use more of that. More info here.


Giving Tuesday
The holiday season doesn't have to be all about crass commercialism. Don't spend everything shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday; make sure you set aside some funds for Giving Tuesday, a day to contribute to nonprofit organizations. The Giving Tuesday website suggests some groups to support, and we'll suggest others, as now more than ever it's crucial to have strong organizations defending our rights. Think LGBT orgs such as the Human Rights Campaign, National LGBTQ Task Force, Lambda Legal, PFLAG, National Center for Transgender Equality, National Black Justice Coalition, and more, plus AIDS-related charities (many of them local) and those fighting for the rights of LGBT people along with other marginalized groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union, Southern Poverty Law Center, Planned Parenthood, and People for the American Way.

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World AIDS Day Events
On December 1, which is World AIDS Day, The Advocate will host a community event "Voices of Hope" at 5:30 p.m. at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, where three panels from the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display. Speakers include Olympic gold medalist and advocate Greg Louganis, Here Media CEO Paul Colichman, Beverly Hills Councilmember and former mayor the Honorable Lili Bosse, Beverly Hills community leader Michael Libow, actor and advocate Mel England, and the Black AIDS Institute's Programs Coordinator Gerald Garth. The panels will be on display from November 28 through December 4 at the center and also at the Beverly Hills Public Library. "Now is yet another time we need to remember the resilience of our community, and the people who we lost before someone listened to our protests," said Lucas Grindley, editorial director for Here Media. "Rates of HIV infection are still far too high. The CDC reports that half of all young, gay black men will be HIV-positive in their lifetime. There's work to do. Thankfully, there's also a path forward because of those who've come before us. Here Media is humbled and honored to help remember them." Public interested in attending can RSVP for the event here:

People Like Us
Presented by and AfA, the webseries "People Like Us" follows the lives of four gay men living in Singapore. The groups are promoting the series, which can be viewed on Here TV, because it explores critical health issues even as it explores the sex lives and relationships of Rai, Joel, Ridzwan and Isaac. That's some timely programming as we head into World AIDS Day. Plus, it was the winner of "Best TV Short Drama" at the annual itv fest.

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