September 4, 1985
About 14,000 cases of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) were reported worldwide by the end of August, and there are several million virus carriers capable of infecting others, the World Health Organization reported from Geneva. In Mexico, Secretary of Health Guillermo Soberon Acevedo denied published reports that authorities will check incoming foreigners for possible contagion of the usually fatal disease, which primarily strikes homosexual men and intravenous drug users.
January 19, 1986 |
Early results of a four-year examination of 800 homosexual men in San Francisco's Castro District shows half have been infected with the Aids virus and at least half of those still carry the deadly disease, according to the researcher leading the study. Warren Winkelstein Jr., professor of epidemiology at UC Berkeley, also said that the study seems to confirm that the risk of infection is far greater for those who have a high number of partners and those who practice anal intercourse.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 1992 |
UCLA researchers have discovered more evidence that the brains of homosexual males are fundamentally different from those of heterosexuals. Studying brains obtained from autopsies, they have found that an important structure connecting the left and right sides of the brain, already known to be larger in women than in men, is larger still in homosexual men.
March 16, 2006
I was deeply offended by the article regarding bisexual men and how to "spot" them ["When 'Brokeback' Leads to Heartbreak," March 2]. I am an educator for the Los Angeles School District. One of my job responsibilities is to educate administrators, teachers, students and parents in regard to the rights of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) population. I'm not sure if you are aware of this, but in public schools across the country LGBT persons are the main target of bias, bullying and harassment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 27, 1990 |
Each weekday morning, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Ernest Cobarrubias sits at his desk at the Hall of Justice Jail, with a pocket guide to gay bars at his side. One by one, inmates are led into the room, which doubles as the jail barbershop. "When did you last have sex with a woman?" Cobarrubias asks, facing the inmate from across the desk. "What gay bars and bathhouses do you go to?" "How long have you been gay?"
December 1, 1985 |
Health officials say the spread of AIDS in San Francisco has leveled off for the first time, and they credit educational efforts about taking precautions against the fatal disease. But the plateau could be temporary if homosexual men quit using condoms during sex, said Dr. Dean Echenberg, head of communicable disease control for San Francisco. No other large city has reported a leveling trend in AIDS cases, said Chuck Fallis, a spokesman at the national Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta.