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September 20, 1992 | BETTINA BOXALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was hardly the typical classroom fare--"Queer Space" and "Homo-Sexual Ethics." But then, the fledgling Institute of Gay and Lesbian Education is hardly a typical school. The brainchild of a transportation planner and a neuroscientist, the institute got off to a modest start last week as students from as far away as San Bernardino gathered in borrowed rooms scattered around West Hollywood to explore topics tailored to a gay audience by gay teachers.
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November 24, 1994 | CYNTHIA WALKER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The West Covina teachers union filed suit against the school district Tuesday challenging a decision to cancel a teachers' workshop on homosexuals in schools. The suit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court against the West Covina Unified School District, says the cancellation violated teachers' 1st Amendment right to free speech. "We had a right, as adults, to attend this workshop," said Kim Breen, president of the West Covina Unified Teachers Union. "They (the school board) simply censored it."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 1992 | NORA ZAMICHOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Simon LeVay, who gained instant fame with his discovery indicating that homosexuality might be caused by anatomical differences in the brain, today goes on leave from the Salk Institute to establish an institute for gay students taught by gay teachers in West Hollywood. LeVay promises to once again to stir public interest and has already raised eyebrows in the scientific world because he will sharply curtail his own research in neuroscience to found the school.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 1992 | BETTINA BOXALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was hardly the typical classroom fare--"Queer Space" and "Homo-Sexual Ethics." But then, the fledgling Institute of Gay and Lesbian Education is hardly a typical school. The brainchild of a transportation planner and a neuroscientist, the institute got off to a modest start last week as students from as far away as San Bernardino gathered in borrowed rooms scattered around West Hollywood to explore topics tailored to a gay audience by gay teachers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1990 | AMY PYLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cal State Northridge President James W. Cleary on Monday rejected a recommendation to oust the school's ROTC military training programs, which the faculty wanted abolished because the Pentagon excludes known homosexuals from the armed forces. The Faculty Senate voted by a large margin on March 22 to withdraw the San Fernando Valley campus from the Reserve Officer Training Corps program.
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November 24, 1994 | CYNTHIA WALKER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The West Covina teachers union filed suit against the school district Tuesday challenging a decision to cancel a teachers' workshop on homosexuals in schools. The suit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court against the West Covina Unified School District, says the cancellation violated teachers' 1st Amendment right to free speech. "We had a right, as adults, to attend this workshop," said Kim Breen, president of the West Covina Unified Teachers Union. "They (the school board) simply censored it."
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June 28, 1988 | JOHN VOLAND, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Speaking of AIDS, is there any kind of silver lining to the malady? Gay playwright Harvey Fierstein says . . . maybe. "First, no one can deny any more how many (homosexuals) there are," Fierstein tells Playboy magazine in its August issue. "(And) a lot of gay people are being more supportive of one another than ever before." The Tony-winning playwright continued: "When you have AIDS, you don't simply have a disease like cancer. To start with . . . you're part of a media event.
OPINION
July 8, 2001 | DREW LIMSKY, Drew Limsky teaches at City University of New York. He has written for the Washington Post and San Francisco Chronicle and is the book editor at MetroSource
Instead of instilling confidence, the United Nations global conference on AIDS was an unwelcome reminder that, in the third decade of the pandemic, much of the world still lives in deep denial about a disease that has killed 22 million people and continues to ravage sub-Saharan Africa. When a score of Roman Catholic and Islamic countries objected to the benign designation of gays and prostitutes as populations vulnerable to HIV in the summit's draft declaration, the language was modified.
NEWS
September 17, 1991
These comparisons of European social and political attitudes are based on interviews with 13,000 people across the Continent in a series of one-hour, face-to-face conversations conducted between the third week of April and the end of June, 1991. Survey teams commissioned by the Times Mirror Center for the People and the Press fanned out in nine countries and three Soviet republics (Lithuania had not achieved independence at the time).
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 1992 | NORA ZAMICHOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Simon LeVay, who gained instant fame with his discovery indicating that homosexuality might be caused by anatomical differences in the brain, today goes on leave from the Salk Institute to establish an institute for gay students taught by gay teachers in West Hollywood. LeVay promises to once again to stir public interest and has already raised eyebrows in the scientific world because he will sharply curtail his own research in neuroscience to found the school.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1990 | AMY PYLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cal State Northridge President James W. Cleary on Monday rejected a recommendation to oust the school's ROTC military training programs, which the faculty wanted abolished because the Pentagon excludes known homosexuals from the armed forces. The Faculty Senate voted by a large margin on March 22 to withdraw the San Fernando Valley campus from the Reserve Officer Training Corps program.
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