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Damian Dovarganes, APLos Angeles County Public Health Clinics are offering free vaccines against invasive meningococcal disease to those without health insurance.

Concerns escalate following deaths of gay, bisexual men from meningitis

Saturday, April 5, 2014
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — In the heart of this close-knit gay community, Luke Martel reflects the feelings of many when it comes to a strain of meningitis that has killed three gay men this year in Los Angeles County: He's concerned but not overly so. [ Read more → ]

LA County urges vaccinations for gay men following three deaths from meningitis

Thursday, April 3, 2014
LOS ANGELES -- Three of eight people who contracted bacterial meningitis this year have died, and all three had sex with other men, Los Angeles County health officials said Thursday. [ Read more → ]

Stoli vodka donates $300K to LA Gay and Lesbian Center’s leadership program

Friday, January 24, 2014
LOS ANGELES -- The U.S. distributor of Stolichnaya vodka has entered into a partnership with the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center by investing in the center's program for the development of LGBT leaders. [ Read more → ]
LA Gay and Lesbian Center

L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center systems compromised by cyber-thieves

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
LOS ANGELES -- The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center said Tuesday it was recently the victim of a sophisticated cyber-attack that, according to data security and technology experts, was designed to collect credit card, social security numbers and other financial information. [ Read more → ]

Celebrities raise awareness for homeless LGBT youth in Los Angeles (Video)

Sunday, October 20, 2013
LOS ANGELES -- Jamie Foxx and Elton John are among a number of celebrities participating in a new public service announcement to raise awareness for homeless LGBT youth of Los Angeles. [ Read more → ]
Tracey Cooper-Harris (right) with her spouse Maggie.

Federal judge: Veterans Affairs can’t deny benefits to same-sex couples

Friday, August 30, 2013
LOS ANGELES -- A judge in Los Angeles ruled Thursday that a lesbian Army veteran and her spouse should be entitled to disability benefits given the recent Supreme Court ruling that struck down part of the Defense of Marriage Act. [ Read more → ]

PHOTOS: L.A. mayor officiates wedding of co-plaintiffs in Calif. gay marriage case

Friday, June 28, 2013
LOS ANGELES -- For the first time in over four years, a same-sex couple has tied the knot in Los Angeles. Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, two plaintiffs who successfully challenged Proposition 8 before the Supreme Court, were married Friday evening by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa at City Hall. [ Read more → ]
From family videoVivian Diego, following the May 31 attack.

LAPD announce arrest in brutal attack on transgender woman

Saturday, June 22, 2013
LOS ANGELES -- One of four alleged attackers in a brutal beating of a transgender woman in Hollywood last month has been arrested and is custody, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. [ Read more → ]

Los Angeles scout leaders: No good choice in new gay scouting proposal

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles scout leaders say the Boy Scouts of America's proposal to lift the ban for gay youth members, but continue to exclude gays as adult leaders, does not go far enough. [ Read more → ]

LA city council approves $1.25 million settlement in lesbian discrimination case

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles City Council approved a $1.25 million settlement Wednesday to a current and former officer who accused the Police Department of discriminating against them and harassing them because they are lesbians. [ Read more → ]

LAPD website ‘pride’ reflects ‘commitment to diversity and equality’

Friday, June 29, 2012
LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Police Department celebrated Pride 2012 by changing the banner on the department's website to reflect its "commitment to diversity and equality." [ Read more → ]

Los Angeles mayor Villaraigosa joins campaign for marriage equality

Thursday, June 14, 2012
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is an "American for Marriage Equality." The mayor of the nation's second most populous city, said in a video released by the HRC on Thursday, that "gays and lesbians should be afforded the same fundamental rights as all Americans, to love whomever they choose, and to proclaim that love with marriage.” [ Read more → ]
Antonio Villaraigosa

LA mayor Villaraigosa supports marriage equality plank in Democratic platform

Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who serves as chair of the Democratic National Convention and a co-chair of the "Mayors for the Freedom to Marry" coalition, has announced his support for a marriage plank in the Democratic Party's 2012 national platform [ Read more → ]
Johnny Weir

Olympian Johnny Weir named grand marshal of Los Angeles gay pride

Wednesday, May 25, 2011
U.S. figure skating champion Johnny Weir has been named grand marshal of the 2011 Los Angeles Gay Pride Parade. [ Read more → ]
Ronald Crump

Jury awards gay cop $1.1 million in harassment, retaliation lawsuit

Thursday, May 19, 2011
A Los Angeles police sergeant who claimed he was harassed because he is gay, and then retaliated against for reporting the incidents, was awarded $1.1 million by a jury on Thursday. [ Read more → ]

Seven-year-old benefactor supports LGBT equality

Tuesday, February 8, 2011
“I am sending you this money because I don’t think it’s fair that gay people are not treated equally.” That note, accompanied by a donation of $70, was received by the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center, and signed by Malcolm — a 7 year-old-boy. [ Read more → ]

Internet gay bashing not protected by free speech, court rules

Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Students at a private school in Los Angeles who posted internet death threats and anti-gay messages on a classmate's webpage, can't claim the constitutional protection of free speech, a California appeals court has ruled. The parents of the boy targeted by the threatening and derogatory... [ Read more → ]

LAPD to end relationship with Boy Scouts, cites anti-gay policy

Monday, December 28, 2009
The Los Angeles Police Department's Explorers youth program will end its nearly 50-year relationship with the Boys Scouts of America, citing the organization's policy that discriminates against gays violates the city's non-discrimination policy, reports KCBS-TV. The Police Commission voted two months ago to end its... [ Read more → ]
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