Holder’s announcement was revealed in U.S. to expand recognition of same-sex marriages

02/12/2014 12:14 pm0 comments
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  By Evan Perez CNN In a major milestone for gay rights, the United States government plans to expand recognition of in federal legal matters, including bankruptcies, prison visits and survivor benefits. Attorney General Eric Holder said the Justice Department will issue a memo Monday that recognizes same-sex marriages “to [...]

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America’s second-gayest city given a C

01/31/2014 2:32 pm0 comments
Mayor Bill Bogaard

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PASADENA (CNS) – Two months after being named America’s second-gayest city, Pasadena has been given a C- in a report card about the fairness of policies involving the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. The Human Rights Campaign, an LGBT civil rights organization, this month released the “2013 Municipal Equality [...]

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Rainbow Key Award nominees sought

12/23/2013 2:30 pm0 comments
Rainbow Key Award nominees sought

    Independent Staff Report WEST HOLLYWOOD — The city is accepting nominations for its annual Rainbow Key Awards. The awards are given to people who have made outstanding contributions to the gay and lesbian community. Contributions, whether by an individual or a group, may be in many forms, including [...]

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Wanda Sykes’ comedy tour takes in her life

09/17/2013 3:34 pm0 comments
Wanda Sykes’ comedy tour takes in her life

By Olu Alemoru, Staff Writer It may be a bit of bad luck or comic schadenfreude, but the good people of Connecticut are about to be entertained by one of America’s funniest Black comics. Earlier this month Dave Chappelle verbally nuked Hartford — claiming he wouldn’t be sad if North [...]

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Transgender beating in Hollywood- $25,000 reward offered.

06/19/2013 2:17 pm0 comments
Hollywood Police captain Beatrice Girmala with pictures of suspects.

A $25,000 reward offered by the Los Angeles CityCouncil  for information leading to the arrest of the  of four men who seriously assaulted a transgender woman in Hollywood last month. The victim,  Vivian Diego a 22years old,  was assaulted while walking to the Metro transit station on Hollywood Boulevard @ Argyle [...]

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PRIDE MARCHES ON

06/12/2013 1:14 am0 comments
Faces and fun Pride parade 2013

From City News Service WEST HOLLYWOOD — Tens of thousands of people Sunday lined the route of the 43rd L.A. Pride Parade, celebrating the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities. The colorful parade began at 11 a.m. at Crescent Heights Boulevard, and continued west along Santa Monica Boulevard to Robertson [...]

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