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Calif. man sues doctor for listing homosexuality as a ‘chronic condition’

| Tuesday, August 12, 2014
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LOS ANGELES -- A California man las filed a lawsuit against his doctor and a Southern California healthcare network, saying they ignored his request to remove a notation from his medial records describing "homosexual behavior" as a "chronic problem." KNBC-TV reports that Matthew Moore, 46, who is openly gay, said he was shocked to see his sexual orientation ...

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The 35 most LGBT-friendly U.S. Cities, according to Vocativ’s ‘Queer Index’

VIA: Vocativ.com | Wednesday, June 11, 2014
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Which U.S. city is most friendly toward LGBT residents? Which big cities don't even make the list? What's the gayest city in "red state" America? Which metro area has the highest percentage of out politicians? Where do same-sex Craigslist hookups happen most frequently?

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Thousands gather in West Hollywood for annual LA Pride parade

| Monday, June 9, 2014
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WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Thousands of participants, spectators and marchers gathered along the famed Santa Monica Blvd., in West Hollywood on Sunday for the annual LA Pride parade. Organizers said prior to the event they expected more than 400,000 participants, making it the largest ever gathering of LGBT people and their allies in Southern California.

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Jason Collins honored by Los Angeles city council

VIA: Westside Today | Saturday, May 31, 2014
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Jason Collins, the NBA’s first openly gay player, was among those honored Saturday by the Los Angeles City Council as part of a kickoff of the city’s LGBT heritage month. Collins, a center for the Brooklyn Nets, said he hopes that one day being openly gay is not a big deal. “So many people are working hard to improve LGBT rights, equality. I’m honored to be part of the conversation.”

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Concerns escalate following deaths of gay, bisexual men from meningitis

| Saturday, April 5, 2014
Damian Dovarganes, APLos Angeles County Public Health Clinics are offering free vaccines against invasive meningococcal disease to those without health insurance.
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.

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

| Thursday, April 3, 2014
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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.

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

| Friday, January 24, 2014
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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.

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

| Tuesday, December 10, 2013
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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.

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

| Sunday, October 20, 2013
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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.

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

| Friday, August 30, 2013
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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.

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