Tag Archives: LA Gay and Lesbian Center

LOS ANGELES: Vaccinations Urged For Gay Men After Three Meningitis Deaths

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health today urged that gay and bisexual men be vaccinated for meningitis. Eight cases of meningitis have been reported in the Los Angeles area since the start of the year and there have been three deaths. All men who have sex with men, whether or not they identify as gay or bisexual and ...

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Stoli Donates $300K To LA LGBT Center

“The responses to the attacks on LGBT rights in Russia show that our lives are global and interconnected. Some responded to the attacks on LGBT rights in Russia by boycotting Stoli. It’s worth clarifying that SPI Group, which is in no way affiliated with the Russian government, has been the owner of the Stolichnaya brand outside of Russia since 1997. ...

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Homeless Youth: Any Given Tuesday

A short film from the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center. Gay Star News recaps: The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center is the only organization in Los Angeles dedicated to providing these kids with food, clothing, medical care and a warm bed. They offer these young people, kicked out by their parents for being LGBT, the help they need to ...

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Los Angeles City Council Calls On Feds To End Social Security Discrimination

Today the Los Angeles City Council passed a resolution calling on the federal government to end Social Security policies that discriminate against same-sex couples. Via press release from the LA Gay & Lesbian Center: “LGBT workers pay into the system like everyone else,” said Councilmember Koretz, “so the federal government has no business denying same-sex couples equal benefits. It’s unfair, ...

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Grammy Nom For Murder Music Singer Buju Banton Sparks Growing Outrage

Jamaican reggae singer Buju Banton, whose songs have openly called for the murder of gay men, received a Grammy nomination last week, much to the growing outrage and condemnation of the LGBT community. Los Angeles LGBT Center: Throughout his career, Banton has performed music that promotes a culture of violence against lesbian and gay people; he sings in “Boom, Bye ...

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Heroes Of Love

The Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center has set up a Valentine’s Day e-card of thanks to send to our straight allies. You can send cyber-thanks to: Julian Bond – NAACP Chairman, Jerry Brown – California Attorney General, Judy Chu – State Board of Equalization, Maria Elena Durazo – L.A. County AFL-CIO, Dianne Feinstein – U.S. Senator, Ronald George -Chief ...

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More Warren Reactions: Frank, Solmonese, GLAAD, LA LGBT Center

I’ve been inundated with emails from various groups denouncing the selection of Rick Warren to give the invocation at Obama’s inauguration. I’ll add to this post through the day as I get to them.Barney Frank: “I am very disappointed by President-elect Barack Obama’s decision to honor Reverend Rick Warren with a prominent role in his inauguration. Religious leaders obviously have ...

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LA Gay Center Gala Draws Stars

Hosted by comedian Alec Mapa, Saturday night’s Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center’s 36th Annual Gala brought out more than 1000 supporters to hear Linda Ronstadt, Jenifer Lewis, and the LA Gay Men’s Chorus. (ABOVE: George Takei, Center CEO Lorri L. Jean, Alec Mapa, Jane Lynch, . Photo by David Arenas. BELOW: Alex Mapa and LA Gay Men’s Chorus, Jenifer ...

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