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Transgender woman killed in East Hollywood robbery attempt

Thursday, October 2, 2014
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LOS ANGELES -- A transgender woman was shot and killed early Thursday morning in East Hollywood, Calif. Los Angeles police say the incident appeared to be a botched robbery attempt, and the victim was likely not targeted due to her transgender status.

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Study: 1 in 5 kids in Los Angeles County foster care identifies as LGBTQ

Saturday, August 30, 2014
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LOS ANGELES -- One in five Los Angeles County foster youths identifies as LGBTQ, according to a study released this week by researchers at UCLA’s Williams Institute. The report, entitled “Sexual and Gender Minority Youth in Los Angeles County Foster Care: Assessing Disproportionality and Disparities,” is the first population-based survey aimed at measuring sexual orientation...

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Calif. man sues Little Caesars for denying health coverage to same-sex spouses

Thursday, August 28, 2014
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LOS ANGELES -- A California man has filed a lawsuit alleging discrimination by Detroit-based Little Caesars Pizza for denying health insurance benefits to employees' same-sex spouses. Frank Bernard, 47, filed the action in state Superior Court in Orange County, Calif., on Wednesday against the nation's third-largest pizza chain...

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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’

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

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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