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June 14, 1991 | JAMES QUINN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite an angry backlash from parents and school officials, gay and lesbian activists said Thursday they would continue protests on behalf of two Burbank teachers who contend they were hounded into resigning because they are openly homosexual. The teachers roused parents and administrators Tuesday by donning T-shirts bearing the words "Queer Teacher" and leading a demonstration by about 25 fellow gay and lesbian activists outside John Muir Middle School.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 2001 | MARTHA L. WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Accusing Santa Clarita officials of hypocrisy, supporters of the area's gay and lesbian community on Wednesday will protest a city-hosted, countywide conference on human relations. Activists say they are angered by the City Council's refusal to grant benefits to domestic partners of city employees, even though county workers, who provide contract services for the city, receive such benefits.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 1995 | ERROL A. COCKFIELD Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
Violence targeting Latinos, gays and lesbians increased sharply last year despite a slight drop in hate crimes throughout Los Angeles County, according to a report released Wednesday. Compiling incidents from various police departments and private watchdog groups, the county Commission on Human Relations documented 776 hate crimes in 1994--seven fewer than in 1993. It was the first decrease since the commission began reporting 15 years ago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 1995 | ERROL A. COCKFIELD Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
Violence targeting Latinos, gays and lesbians increased sharply last year despite a slight drop in hate crimes throughout Los Angeles County, according to a report released Wednesday. Compiling incidents from various police departments and private watchdog groups, the county Commission on Human Relations documented 776 hate crimes in 1994--seven fewer than in 1993. It was the first decrease since the commission began reporting 15 years ago.
NEWS
March 20, 1992 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the seventh consecutive year, hate crimes reached record levels in Los Angeles County in 1991, with homosexual men the most frequent victims of increasingly violent assaults, the County Commission on Human Relations reported Thursday. Overall, 672 hate crimes were recorded, a 22% increase over 1990. Gay men, blacks and Jews were the victims of 60% of all incidents.
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October 26, 1989 | JEAN MERL, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Los Angeles County's public schools have a "serious problem" with hate crimes and related incidents of bigotry and racism, with blacks and Latinos the most frequent victims, according to an exhaustive new survey released Wednesday. The report, by the county Human Relations Commission and county Office of Education, is believed to be the first comprehensive study of crime and hate-related incidents in the public schools anywhere in the United States.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 2001 | MARTHA L. WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Accusing Santa Clarita officials of hypocrisy, supporters of the area's gay and lesbian community on Wednesday will protest a city-hosted, countywide conference on human relations. Activists say they are angered by the City Council's refusal to grant benefits to domestic partners of city employees, even though county workers, who provide contract services for the city, receive such benefits.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 1985 | TED VOLLMER and CATHLEEN DECKER, Times Staff Writers
Specific "safe sex" guidelines that gay bathhouses would either have to follow or risk closure as public health hazards will be drafted in an attempt to curb the spread of AIDS, Los Angeles County's health services director said Tuesday. Director Robert C. Gates told the Board of Supervisors that state law empowers him to close bathhouses that he believes are contributing to the epidemic of the acquired immune deficiency syndrome disease by permitting unsafe sexual activity.
OPINION
March 18, 2006
WHEN YOU THINK OF prisoners protecting themselves, the images that come to mind are probably makeshift knives made out of toothbrushes or blunt objects hidden under bunks. But the protection inmates need most may be one that's even harder to come by: a condom. National studies have shown that about 30% of incarcerated men will have sex during their terms, even though it is illegal in California and most other states. Yet prophylactics are officially off-limits for most prisoners in the state.
NEWS
April 3, 1986 | MYRNA OLIVER, Times Legal Affairs Writer
Luis Maura Jr. understands the discrimination that AIDS victims feel. When he was diagnosed as having the fatal illness, the 36-year-old attorney was fired by his Fort Worth law firm. He chose not to sue. "I had no legal grounds because technically they were correct," he said recently. "I could not commit to being there 60 to 70 hours a week because of my illness. . . . It was not the right camp to fight a battle." He sought a better way to fight back.
NEWS
March 20, 1992 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the seventh consecutive year, hate crimes reached record levels in Los Angeles County in 1991, with homosexual men the most frequent victims of increasingly violent assaults, the County Commission on Human Relations reported Thursday. Overall, 672 hate crimes were recorded, a 22% increase over 1990. Gay men, blacks and Jews were the victims of 60% of all incidents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1991 | JAMES QUINN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite an angry backlash from parents and school officials, gay and lesbian activists said Thursday they would continue protests on behalf of two Burbank teachers who contend they were hounded into resigning because they are openly homosexual. The teachers roused parents and administrators Tuesday by donning T-shirts bearing the words "Queer Teacher" and leading a demonstration by about 25 fellow gay and lesbian activists outside John Muir Middle School.
NEWS
October 26, 1989 | JEAN MERL, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Los Angeles County's public schools have a "serious problem" with hate crimes and related incidents of bigotry and racism, with blacks and Latinos the most frequent victims, according to an exhaustive new survey released Wednesday. The report, by the county Human Relations Commission and county Office of Education, is believed to be the first comprehensive study of crime and hate-related incidents in the public schools anywhere in the United States.
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