Tag Archives: Los Angeles

LA: Matt Alber In Concert April 19th

JMG readers favorite Matt Alber will perform at Los Angeles’ Hotel Cafe on April 19th.

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LA Gay Youth Shelter To Declare Bankruptcy

Calling it the “first domino to fall” as the economy wreaks havoc on gay social agencies, Karen Ocamb reports on Pam’s House Blend that LA’s gay youth shelter GLASS has voted to declare bankruptcy. Wednesday night, eight days after its 25th anniversary, the board of directors of Gay and Lesbian Adolescent Social Services (GLASS) voted 7-0 (with one abstention) to …

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“Ask God What Your Grade Is”

Los Angeles City College is being sued for religious discrimination after a public speaking professor refused to allow a student to complete his speech in support of traditional marriage. The lawsuit also seeks to overturn university rules on offensive speech by students. A classroom dispute at Los Angeles City College in the emotional aftermath of Proposition 8 has given rise …

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TV Station Relents, Gay Families Ad To Air

Last week KABC-TV in Los Angeles refused to run pro-gay family PSA’s from Get To Know Us First during the inauguration, saying the clips were “too controversial.” After the intervention of GLAAD, the station has relented and will now run the commercials. Via GLAAD’s press release: Los Angeles television station KABC announced today, following a meeting with the Gay & …

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LA ABC Station Refuses To Air PSAs About Gay Families: “Too Controversial”

Claiming the clips were too controversial to run during inauguration coverage, KABC-TV in Los Angeles refused to run public service announcements from Get To Know Us First, a group that promotes acceptance of LGBT families. From their press release: Non-profit organization GetToKnowUsFirst.org produced five 30-second commercials featuring gay and lesbian families, with the message “Marriage promotes families. Support marriage equality.” …

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A Profile In Hate

The LA Times has profiled a California couple that has “devoted” themselves to fighting marriage equality. Abel Ferreira and his wife, Robbie, never considered themselves political activists. But when Proposition 8 landed on November’s ballot, the Spring Valley couple did everything they could to ensure that the constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage got passed. They made phone calls. They …

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LA Film Festival Director Resigns Over Anti-Gay Donation

Los Angeles Film Festival director Richard Raddon has resigned after his donation to Yes On 8 caused some major Hollywood figures to threaten to boycott the events. In a statement, Raddon said, “I have always held the belief that all people, no matter race, religion or sexual orientation, are entitled to equal rights. As many know, I consider myself a …

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More Prop 8 Protests in LA and San Diego

Head over to Rex Wockner’s site for his coverage of this weekend’s Prop 8 protests in San Diego and Los Angeles. Rex reports that both cities saw at least 13,000 protesters on the streets.Photos by Rex Wockner and Karen Ocamb.

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Gays Protests At LA Mormon Temple

Via LA Times: More than a thousand gay-rights activists gathered Thursday afternoon outside the Mormon temple in Westwood to protest the role Mormons played in passing Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage in California. It was the latest in an escalating campaign directed against the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for its role in marshaling millions of dollars …

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Today At 2PM: Prop 8 Protest At Los Angeles Mormon Temple

Via the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center: WHAT: Leading supporters of marriage equality will hold a news conference in front of the Los Angeles Mormon Temple in response to the Mormon church’s leading role in the deceptive advertising campaign for Proposition 8. At the urging of church President Thomas Monson, Mormons contributed more than $15 million to fund the …

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Palin Pulls A Fast One With NOW

“I know Sarah Palin cares about women’s rights, she cares about equality, she cares about equal pay, and as Vice President she will fight for it. She cares about our children and she cares about women’s lives. She’s an athlete and she knows what Title Nine did for girls like her. It is an honor to call her sister. America, …

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Racism From Spain’s Olympic Team

Surprising racism from Spain’s Olympic basketball team: Spain’s Olympic basketball teams have risked upsetting their Chinese hosts by posing for a pre-Games advert making slit-eyed gestures. The advert for a courier company, which is an official sponsor of the Spanish Basketball Federation, occupied a full page in the sports daily Marca, the country’s best-selling newspaper. The advert features two large …

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5.8 Quake Rocks SoCal

A strong earthquake centered east of Los Angeles occurred today just before noon Pacific time, but early reports indicate only light damage. The jolt was felt from Los Angeles to San Diego, and slightly in Las Vegas. Preliminary information from the U.S. Geological Survey estimated the quake at magnitude 5.8, centered 29 miles east-southeast of downtown Los Angeles near Chino …

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LA Mayor Joins HRC Gala Boycott

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa abruptly pulled out of his planned keynote speaker role at Saturday’s Human Rights Campaign gala in San Francisco. Some local gay rights leaders and activists had called for a boycott of the gala in protest of last year’s ENDA/transgender debacle. When the San Francisco Labor Council joined the protest, that put Villaraigosa in the uncomfortable …

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Meet The Tyler-Olsons

Robin Tyler and Diane Olson were the first couple married in Los Angeles yesterday afternoon. Fabulous shot by LA Times photographer Luis Sinco.

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Coming Out In Droves

The Los Angeles Daily News uses Lawrence King’s murder as a jumping off point to discuss gay kids coming out earlier and earlier: The slaying of 15-year-old Lawrence King on Feb. 12 and the reaction to it illustrated a social shift characterized by gay youths “coming out” younger and their straight counterparts learning the art of tolerance. “I think we …

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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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The Power Of 10

The premise of the upcoming CBS game show, The Power Of 10, hosted by Drew Carey, is asking contestants to predict how Americans respond to certain questions. On the pilot episode one of the questions is this: If asteroids are headed for Los Angeles and New York City and the government only has the power to save one city, which …

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John Edwards Tours LA’s Gay Center

(ABOVE: Curt Shepard, L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center Director of Government Relations; Lorri L. Jean, L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center Chief Executive Officer; Sen. John Edwards. PHOTO CREDIT: Gil Caan.) John Edwards toured LA’s gay community center today, interesting timing in light of his wife’s pro-gay marriage comments yesterday. Edwards visited the facility’s pharmacy, HIV clinic, and 24-bed shelter for …

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20 Years Of ACT-UP In Photos

A photographic retrospective of the work of Chuck Stollard covering the 20 years of ACT-UP’s Los Angeles chapter will run June 16th -July 21st at LA’s Drkrm Gallery: Drkrm. Gallery proudly announces the opening of SILENCE=DEATH: Los Angeles AIDS Activism 1987 – 2007, slated for a June 16th opening and running through July 21st. Commemorating the 20th anniversary of ACT …

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