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Meningitis victim’s brother condemns West Hollywood council member, media

Monday, April 15, 2013
Brett Shaad
LOS ANGELES -- The brother of Brett Shaad, the 33-year-old West Hollywood man who died Saturday after contracting a deadly strain of bacterial meningitis, is lashing out over media coverage of his brother's death. [...]

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Calif. man diagnosed with meningitis is brain dead, remains on life support

Saturday, April 13, 2013
Brett Shaad
LOS ANGELES — A 33-year-old West Hollywood man who felt sickened by bacterial meningitis earlier this week has been declared brain dead amid warnings to sexually active gay men about the deadly strain of illness, officials said. [...]

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West Hollywood officials warn gay men of deadly strain of meningitis

Friday, April 12, 2013
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Officials warned sexually active gay men on Friday to beware of a potentially deadly health threat after a case of bacterial meningitis was detected in Los Angeles County. [...]

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Former Marine arrested in hate crime attack at Long Beach gay bar

Thursday, April 11, 2013
John K. O'
LONG BEACH, Calif. — A former Marine accused in the beating of a man outside a Long Beach gay bar will be extradited from Illinois to face felony hate crime charges. [...]

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Calif. bill aimed at Boy Scouts’ anti-gay policy clears first hurdle

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO — A bill aimed at pressuring the Boy Scouts of America to lift its ban on gay members by making the organization ineligible for nonprofit tax breaks cleared its first vote on Wednesday in the California Legislature. [...]

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Calif. tax bill seeks to punish Boy Scouts for anti-gay ban

Tuesday, April 9, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO -- California lawmakers are considering making the Boy Scouts of America and other youth groups that do not accept gay, transgender or atheist members and leaders ineligible for some state tax exemptions. [...]

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Gay detainee accuses immigration authorities of endangering his life

Friday, April 5, 2013
SAN DIEGO – A 26-year-old gay man is accusing two immigration guards in El Centro, Calif. of making anti-gay slurs at him, violently roughing him up while in custody, and putting in danger his health and his life. [...]

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Bail raised to $500K for man accused of brutal attack in anti-gay hate crime

Monday, April 1, 2013
Mikey Partida suffered injuries to his eyes, neck, and head, among other injuries, in an alleged hate crime attack on March 10.
DAVIS, Calif. — Bail has been raised nearly sevenfold to $520,000 for a teenager facing hate crime allegations in the brutal beating of a Northern California man. [...]

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Embattled singer Michelle Shocked stages ‘sit in’ at canceled show

Thursday, March 28, 2013
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — Face covered and mouth taped shut, alternative folk and rock singer Michelle Shocked staged a sit in outside a Santa Cruz nightclub that canceled her show because she made an anti-gay slur at a San Francisco club earlier this month. [...]

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Lesbian cousin of Chief Justice to attend U.S. Supreme Court hearing on Prop 8

Sunday, March 24, 2013
The lesbian cousin of U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts will be among the invited guests at Tuesday’s historic hearing on the constitutionality of Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage. [...]

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