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City Council honors longtime cannabis advocate

LOS ANGELES — Hollywood resident Richard Eastman, who has lived with AIDS for 25 years, was honored by the Los Angeles City Council Sept. 6 for his longtime advocacy of cannabis-related medical treatments. According to the resolution commending him, Eastman was down to a handful of T-cells in 1994 when he was diagnosed with the Read More…

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Jackie Wilson honored with star on Walk of Fame

HOLLYWOOD — Singer Jackie Wilson, who helped usher in the emergence of soul and rhythm-and-blues music in the 1960s, was posthumously honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Sept. 4. Motown founder Berry Gordy, legendary singer Smokey Robinson and Marshall Thompson, a member of the R&B/soul vocal quartet “The Chi-Lites,” were among Read More…

LGBT Issues

AMAAD Institute offers sense of community to LGBT people

SOUTH LOS ANGELES – Located in the Watts Civic Center, the Arming Minorities Against Addiction & Disease (AMAAD) Institute is a peer-led, grassroots community support center that offers resources and referrals to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people of color.   Dedicated to providing culturally competent services to a population that has historically been Read More…

Mother still grieving two years after son’s death

Rising youth numbers swell county homeless system

LGBT Issues News West Hollywood

Protesters target Lacey in WeHo death probe

LOS ANGELES — It should have been a night of celebration for Jackie Lacey. Not only was it the Los Angeles County district attorney’s birthday, but she was also kicking off her 2020 re-election campaign for her third term as district attorney. Friends and supporters were gathered at the Redbird restaurant downtown for the party Read More…

West Hollywood plans events for Pride Month

County seeks to reduce new HIV infections

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AIDS Healthcare Foundation sues to block housing projects

LOS ANGELES — The AIDS Healthcare Foundation filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court Aug. 8 against the city and four large housing complexes in Hollywood, claiming they violate both federal and state housing laws by out-pricing the local market. “Hollywood is the epicenter of homelessness, and that homelessness is being caused by gentrification,” Read More…