Don't Quit Your Gay Job - Netflix

Rob and Sean are gay and working your gay job....

Best friends Rob Easton and Sean Horlor are determined to figure out what it takes to make it "out" there in the big wide world. The premise: Rob and Sean meet someone doing a job. That person teaches them how to do it. And then they compete to see who does it better.\ \ Don't Quit Your Gay Job showcases the personal successes and humiliating disappointments of these two friends as they strive to find themselves and new perspectives while learning about gay life on the job.

Don't Quit Your Gay Job - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2009-08-31

Don't Quit Your Gay Job - Malcom Gregory Scott - Netflix

Malcom Gregory Scott (born January 26, 1962) also known as Greg Scott, is an American writer, activist, and AIDS survivor. In 1987, the United States Navy (USN) discharged him for homosexuality, after which Scott worked to overturn the Department of Defense (DoD) directive prohibiting the military service of lesbian and gay Americans. Upon his discharge, Scott also learned he had tested positive for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), the virus that causes Acquired Immunodefficiency Syndrome (AIDS). He was active in the Washington, D.C., chapters of ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) and Queer Nation. Scott was an advocate for legal access to medical marijuana, a critic of early HIV prevention education strategies, and a proponent for expanded academic research to support the public policy goals of queer communities. American journalist Michelangelo Signorile once called Scott “the proudest queer in America.” Scott worked as a writer for Fox Television's America's Most Wanted, and his writing has appeared in several newspapers and magazines. Scott nearly died of Stage IV AIDS in 1995 and credited marijuana with his survival until effective anti-retroviral therapies became available.

Don't Quit Your Gay Job - Marijuana activism and community organizing in South Florida - Netflix

In Fort Lauderdale, Scott continued to advocate for safe, legal access to medical cannabis, appearing in August, 1997, before the Florida Constitutional Revision Commission, which held decennial authority under Florida law to place propositions on the ballot to amend the state constitution. Scott asked the commission to propose a constitutional amendment that would allow patients with a doctor's prescription to obtain and use medical cannabis. A month later, Scott appeared at a press conference announcing an effort by the Coalition Advocating Medical Marijuana (CAMM) to put a medical marijuana initiative on the 1998 ballot by gathering four hundred and thirty-five thousand registered voters' signatures. On May 27, 1998, Scott traveled with CAMM to Orlando, Florida to attend the Marijuana Education Summit, a two day meeting of hundreds of law enforcement officers and school and youth officials sponsored by the Drug Free America Foundation and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), to strategize against the emerging medical cannabis movement in Florida. CAMM was not allowed to participate in the panels or stage its own session and was forced to hold its press conference in the hotel parking lot. During a question and answer session, Scott told the former director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, William Bennett, that marijuana had helped him survive AIDS. Scott asked Bennett if he thought arresting patients was a way to build a virtuous America, referring to Bennet's 1993 book The Book of Virtues, but Bennet ignored the question. Later that day, after speaking out of turn, Scott was forcibly removed from the meeting, arrested, and taken to jail. Scott said “I was being very obnoxious. They treated us with derision from the moment we arrived.” In April 2000, Scott, as executive director of CAMM, traveled to Tallahassee, Florida, to lobby state lawmakers to advance model legislation that would accomplish the same protections for medical users as the referendum initiative, for which the organization was then collecting signatures for placement on the 2002 ballot. Scott served as a regional spokesperson for Floridians for Medical Rights, the political action committee responsible for collecting those petition signatures. While in Florida, Scott also worked for changes at the national and international levels. On January 22, 1998, Scott testified before the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine as it compiled findings for Marijuana and Medicine: Assessing the Science Base, a report commissioned a year earlier by the Office of National Drug Control Policy. Scott told the investigators how marijuana helped save his life by combatting the side effects of other medications, enhancing appetite, reducing nausea, and mitigating pain. When the report was published in March 1999, Scott's testimony was among several patient case studies included to support the report's conclusion that “there are some limited circumstances in which we recommend smoking marijuana for medical uses.” On June 9, 1998, Scott appeared on a medical marijuana panel convened as part of the United Nations Special Session on the “World Drug Problem.” In Fort Lauderdale, Scott also volunteered for other community organizations, serving on the board of directors and as spokesperson for Pride South Florida, which hosted an annual film festival as well as the annual LGBTQ parade and festival, the Stonewall National Library and Archives, and the People With AIDS Coalition (PWAC) of Broward County, of which Scott also served as president for one year. As president of PWAC, Scott called out President George W. Bush for not increasing Ryan White CARE Act funding to meet increasing costs, criticized Florida Governor Jeb Bush for prioritizing education as the state's top challenge while Florida ranked third among states in AIDS cases, and accused the state legislature of “abandoning” the six thousand sickest Floridians with AIDS when they voted for deep budget cuts for AIDS programs. Scott also criticized Florida for making money from tourism but spending none on prevention of HIV, which Scott and others said was becoming the state's “greatest export”, spoke out about the dangers of Nonoxynol-9, criticized the Family Medical Leave Act as elitist and of limited use to many people with AIDS because same-sex families were not legally recognized, advocated for inmates to receive a thirty day supply of HIV medications upon release from the Broward County Jail, and wrangled with the regional HIV Planning Council over what the PWAC deemed “exclusionary language” in its statements of priorities. In 2002, Scott relocated to Northern California, saying he wanted to retire from activism somewhere that sodomy and medical marijuana were already legal.

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