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May 13, 2012 | By Melanie Mason, Matea Gold and Joseph Tanfani
Washington Bureau WASHINGTON - In 1988, well-heeled gay activists went to Michael Dukakis' presidential campaign with an offer to raise $1 million for his election effort. The campaign said no, according to the activists. "They turned us down flat because it was gay money," said longtime gay rights advocate David Mixner. Less than a quarter-century later, the gay and lesbian community ranks as one of the most important parts of President Obama's campaign-finance operation.
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May 13, 2012 | By Melanie Mason, Matea Gold and Joseph Tanfani
Washington Bureau WASHINGTON - In 1988, well-heeled gay activists went to Michael Dukakis' presidential campaign with an offer to raise $1 million for his election effort. The campaign said no, according to the activists. "They turned us down flat because it was gay money," said longtime gay rights advocate David Mixner. Less than a quarter-century later, the gay and lesbian community ranks as one of the most important parts of President Obama's campaign-finance operation.
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March 14, 2004 | Ann Conway, Times Staff Writer
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March 14, 2004 | Ann Conway, Times Staff Writer
Forget the tired talk about her perfectionism. Time to begin a new buzz about Barbra Streisand: She's patient. No, make that infinitely patient.
NEWS
October 10, 1999 | From Associated Press
The families of hate-crime victims Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. appeared with Atty. Gen. Janet Reno on Saturday night as part of a campaign to persuade Congress to include attacks on gays and lesbians among federal hate crimes. Shepard, a freshman at the University of Wyoming, was killed a year ago in what prosecutors said was an anti-gay attack. Byrd, a black man, was killed in June 1998 when three white supremacists dragged him behind their pickup truck near Jasper, Texas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 1998 | JOE MOZINGO and MIKE CLARY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It was billed as a typical Caribbean cruise for the moderately well-to-do: dancing in the discotheque, lounging by the pool, volleyball games on deck and stops for shopping and scuba diving at four tropical ports. The only difference was that most of the 900 scheduled passengers on the cruise chartered by a West Hollywood travel agency are gay men. And the government of one destination, Grand Cayman, doesn't want them spending seven daytime hours on its streets and coral sand beaches.
MAGAZINE
September 4, 1994 | Joe Morgenstern, Joe Morgenstern is a journalist and screenwriter who lives in Santa Monica. His last piece for this magazine was a profile of Matt Groening, cartoonist and creator of "The Simpsons."
One Saturday last spring, the same day that marked the kickoff of West Hollywood's annual Gay and Lesbian Pride Celebration, a small group of conservative Republican activists got together for an alfresco fund-raising brunch in a Hollywood Hills home. The setting seemed like heaven--ripe oranges and lemons on curving branches, mockingbirds burbling arias beneath an azure sky--and the dozen or so guests seemed perfectly cast for their roles as Grand Old Party stalwarts.
NEWS
June 3, 1992 | Reuters
The nation's largest gay political organization endorsed Democrat Bill Clinton for President on Tuesday, marking the first time the group has backed a presidential candidate in its 11-year history. The Human Rights Campaign Fund said of the Arkansas governor: "Gov. Clinton has made it clear that he will fight to end discrimination against lesbian and gay Americans and will push to secure funding for our health care concerns."
NEWS
August 9, 1993
Stephen Endean, 44, a former executive director of the Gay Rights National Lobby and founder of the Human Rights Campaign Fund. Before moving to Washington from Minnesota in 1978, Endean had worked as an organizer and advocate of expanded civil rights legislation. In Washington on Wednesday of the complications of AIDS.
NEWS
August 9, 1992
Randy Klose, 37, Beverly Hills developer who became an ardent AIDS activist. Klose worked on the board of directors of the Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center of Los Angeles and later moved East to work in national organizations. At the time of his death, he was co-chairman of the board of the Human Rights Campaign Fund. On June 1, 1987, Klose was among those arrested at a White House demonstration protesting presidential silence on AIDS.
NEWS
October 10, 1999 | From Associated Press
The families of hate-crime victims Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. appeared with Atty. Gen. Janet Reno on Saturday night as part of a campaign to persuade Congress to include attacks on gays and lesbians among federal hate crimes. Shepard, a freshman at the University of Wyoming, was killed a year ago in what prosecutors said was an anti-gay attack. Byrd, a black man, was killed in June 1998 when three white supremacists dragged him behind their pickup truck near Jasper, Texas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 1998 | JOE MOZINGO and MIKE CLARY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It was billed as a typical Caribbean cruise for the moderately well-to-do: dancing in the discotheque, lounging by the pool, volleyball games on deck and stops for shopping and scuba diving at four tropical ports. The only difference was that most of the 900 scheduled passengers on the cruise chartered by a West Hollywood travel agency are gay men. And the government of one destination, Grand Cayman, doesn't want them spending seven daytime hours on its streets and coral sand beaches.
NEWS
October 12, 1995 | REBECCA S. WEINER, STATES NEWS SERVICE
On opposite sides of the Capitol on Wednesday, gay rights supporters and religious activists fought to claim the moral high ground. Standing on the steps below her powerful brother's office, Candace Gingrich marked "National Coming Out Day" by encouraging homosexuals to publicly disclose their sexual orientation as a means to end discrimination. Meanwhile, Rev. Louis P.
NEWS
August 15, 1992
Randall M. Klose, 37, a gay rights activist and fund-raiser who was co-chairman of the Human Rights Campaign Fund. He also helped organize and finance lobbying efforts for the 1988 AIDS Research and Education Act, a cornerstone of the federal AIDS research effort. He helped lead a U.S. contingent to the 1991 Moscow meeting of the International Lesbian and Gay Human Rights Commission, one of the first openly publicized gatherings of homosexuals in Russia.
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