Tag Archives: Los Angeles

LA Clinic Launches HIV Telenovela

Hoping to raise HIV/AIDS awareness among Hispanics, a health clinic in Los Angeles has launched a telenovela on the subject. The serialized drama, “Sin Verguenza” (Without Shame), follows one fictional family, the Salazars, who live in East Los Angeles. The story lines are based on experiences by patients at the clinic, AltaMed, and cover such topics as infidelity, stigma and …

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Porn Companies To Sue Over Condom Law

Last week Los Angeles County voters approved a bill that mandates the usage of condoms in all porn productions.  Adult Video News reports that a coalition of porn companies has sent the county Board Of Supervisors a notice of their intent to sue to overturn to new law. “We believe that the law is not only unconstitutional on the grounds …

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Condoms Bill Passes In LA County

Yesterday Los Angeles County voters approved the measure mandating the usage of condoms in all porn productions. The measure garnered 55.9% of the vote after a hard-fought campaign. “This is a major referendum on the subject of safer sex,” said AIDS Healthcare Foundation President Michael Weinstein. The measure is sponsored by the foundation, which has been pushing for years to …

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Billboard Of The Day

Via press release from the AIDS Healthcare Foundation: “It may seem counterintuitive for the ‘Yes on B’ campaign to post billboards stating our opponents’ position ‘No’ on Ballot Measure B, but we believe that between pornographers who oppose the measure and health associations like the L.A. County Medical Association and the STD Controllers Association that support the measure, Los Angeles …

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Top Ten Hipster Neighborhoods

So says Forbes Magazine. The San Francisco-based startup Nextdoor.com helped us dig through data on more than 250 neighborhoods in the biggest U.S. cities. We assessed each area’s walkability according to Walkscore.com; the number of neighborhood coffee shops per capita (with some help from NPD Group’s report); the assortment of local food trucks (and their ranking according to Zagat’s); the …

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LOS ANGELES: HIV Service Group Evicted For “Bringing Disease” Into Building

A Los Angeles organization that provides services to the HIV+ Hispanic community says they were evicted after only two days in their new office after the landlord allegedly told them they were “bringing disease” into the building. The Advocate reports: Bienestar is a non-profit social services organization offering testing, support and information to the Southern California Latino LGBT, HIV-positive, and …

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Straight Porn Star Comes Forward, Reveals That He’d Falsified STD Diagnosis

“I started unraveling around mid-June. There was a contract I had with a company for a male enhancement product, and they were going to pay me monthly, but they decided to pull the contract. I was like ‘Ah!’ I was going into July, and then I got this positive on the syphilis test. It was just slam, slam, slam, and …

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Syphilis Case Shuts Down LA Porn

Some of the largest companies in the sprawling porn industry centered around Los Angeles have come to a standstill after a performer revealed that he’d hidden his syphilis diagnosis from producers and filmed several scenes knowing that he’d been infected. His name has not been disclosed nor is it known if he performed in gay or straight scenes. (Or both.) …

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Billboard Of The Day

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LAX To FLL In 24 Hours

Another flight nightmare from Spirit Airlines. Passengers on-board a Spirit Airlines flight landed in South Florida nearly a day after taking off from Los Angeles. Flight 310 departed LAX at 10 pm PST Saturday night, but was forced to make an emergency landing in Houston due to an unruly passenger. The 81-year-old man, who is blind, was kicking and screaming. …

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LOS ANGELES: Referendum To Require Condoms In All Porn Makes County Ballot

Proponents of mandatory condom usage in all porn productions have succeeded in their bid to place the measure before Los Angeles County voters in November. In January the city council of Los Angeles adopted the same requirement. Via press release from the AIDS Healthcare Foundation: “We are extremely pleased to learn that our County of Los Angeles ballot measure to …

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The LAPD’s Website Banner

This is real and it’s up right now. (Via Karen Ocamb)

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Cheaper Gayborhoods

CNN Money suggests cheaper alternatives. San Francisco Most popular neighborhood among same-sex male couples: Castro, San Francisco ($671 per square foot). Affordable alternative: Brisbane, Calif. ($311 per square foot). Most popular neighborhood among same-sex female couples: Castro, San Francisco ($671 per square foot). Affordable alternative: Redwood Heights, Oakland ($230 per square foot). New York Most popular neighborhood among same-sex male …

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Rodney King Dead At 47

Rodney King, the nation’s most famous victim of police brutality, has been found dead at the age of 47. Police in Rialto, California, received a 911 call from King’s fiancee, Cynthia Kelly, about 5:25 a.m., said Capt. Randy DeAnda. Responding officers found King at the bottom of the pool, removed him and attempted to revive him. He was pronounced dead …

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Did The President Make A Blowjob Joke?

“I want to thank my wonderful friend who accepts a little bit of teasing about Michelle beating her in pushups — (laughter) — but I think she claims Michelle didn’t go all the way down. (Laughter.) That’s what I heard. I just want to set the record straight — Michelle outdoes me in pushups as well. (Laughter.) So she shouldn’t …

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LA Gay Bar Bans Bachelorette Parties

Citing recent LGBT rights setbacks like North Carolina’s Amendment one, Los Angeles gay hotspot The Abbey has banned bachelorette parties. From their press release: Every Friday and Saturday night, we’re flooded with requests from straight girls in penis hats who want to ogle our gogos, dance with the gays and celebrate their pending nuptials. They are completely unaware that the …

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Cher Surprises Chaz At GLAAD Awards

That’s Rep. Mary Bono Mack with them. More on the event.

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Details Emerge On Breitbart’s Death

NBC Los Angeles: Breitbart was walking near his home in Brentwood, Calif just after midnight Thursday when he collapsed according to his father-in-law Orson Bean. Someone saw Breitbart fall and called 911. Emergency crews tried to revive him and rushed him to the emergency room at UCLA Medical Center, Bean said. It’s interesting that Christian right wingnut and actor Orson …

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LA & SF To Rally After Prop 8 Decision

Rallies will be held in San Francisco and Los Angeles tomorrow after the Ninth Circuit Court issues its ruling on Proposition 8. Nothing in my inbox about NYC so far, but check back here later. Hit the links for Facebook event pages.

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LOS ANGELES: City Council Adopts Condom Requirement For Porn

The Los Angeles City Council has approved a measure requiring the use of condoms in all porn productions. Via press release from the AIDS Healthcare Foundation: In an historic move, during today’s City Council meeting, the Los Angeles City Council adopted the proposed ordinance, ‘City of Los Angeles Safer Sex In The Adult Film Industry Act,’ a ballot initiative that …

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