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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 1991
Scott Harris' piece was one of the most intelligent, real, accurate, sensitive portrayals of lesbian and gay life that I have ever read in The Times. I wish to express my sincere gratitude to Scott for offering Los Angeles an honest look at diverse, happy and fulfilled gay men and lesbians, whose definition of family is based on common human values of love and commitment. This article reinforced the fact that the concept of "family" belongs to no single ideological point of view.
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June 30, 1996
Re "The Debate Over Gay Marriages: No Unity" (June 13): I am in full agreement that it is imperative for the gay leadership and gay community to analyze the "right to marry" issue and to form a savvy and well-planned strategy to gain this right. I also acknowledge that this will be a long hard battle, as have been all the civil rights battles in our country's history. However, while there may be disagreement among gay leaders, community and non-gay allies on the best long-term strategy, this does not mean that we disagree that equal rights for all people, including gay people, should not be granted.
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NEWS
July 29, 1990
Josh Meyer, in his article on the personnel changes in the Hollywood Community Advisory Committee to the CRA (Times, July 8), attempts to make much ado about nothing, and in the process is offensive to all the good people of the HCAC, Councilman (Michael) Woo and myself. First of all, there was no "shake-up"; there was the healthy periodic evaluation and upgrading all functional groups undergo. Secondly, the HCAC is "controversial" only to a handful of former PAC members, unrepresentative of the Hollywood community and now marginalized by their own past ineffectiveness and negativity, as well as the HCAC's impressive list of quiet achievements over the past nine months.
NEWS
March 1, 1995 | KATHRYN BARON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
At age 8, Tara Rose had become a self-appointed interpreter for her younger sister, Beth, who had a heavy lisp. But one night, some 20 years ago, no one had any trouble understanding the little girl. As they filed out of an upstate New York concert hall with their mother and aunt after an evening of women's music, Beth sang out the words to one song clear as day: " Any woman can be a lesbian . . . . " "I remember my mother looking at my aunt and my aunt looking at my mother," Rose recalls.
NEWS
August 25, 1991 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was about 1987, Torie Osborn recalls, when Los Angeles' primary community center for gays and lesbians began losing the battle to accommodate everyone needing its services. Gay men and lesbians were coming in by the thousands to the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Community Services Center in Hollywood for testing, counseling, medical services and a variety of community programs, some AIDS-related and some not. And there wasn't enough room for them. Doctors, volunteers, counselors and staffers "were getting crunched like sardines in a can," according to Osborn, executive director of the center, which she said is the largest facility of its kind in the county, and one of the largest in the nation.
NEWS
June 30, 1996
Re "The Debate Over Gay Marriages: No Unity" (June 13): I am in full agreement that it is imperative for the gay leadership and gay community to analyze the "right to marry" issue and to form a savvy and well-planned strategy to gain this right. I also acknowledge that this will be a long hard battle, as have been all the civil rights battles in our country's history. However, while there may be disagreement among gay leaders, community and non-gay allies on the best long-term strategy, this does not mean that we disagree that equal rights for all people, including gay people, should not be granted.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 1987 | DAVID REYES, Times Staff Writer
Along a five-mile stretch of Garden Grove Boulevard between Beach Boulevard and Haster Street, wedged between all-night adult bookstores, Vietnamese restaurants and martial arts studios, is the largest concentration of gay bars in Orange County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 1989 | GREGORY CROUCH and DAVE LESHER, Times Staff Writers
AIDS activists were outraged Wednesday over the rejection of an anti-discrimination ordinance by the Orange County Board of Supervisors and expressed concern that landlords and employers may now think they can discriminate against people carrying the disease. "I think that, unfortunately, it sends the wrong message to people in Orange County--that it might even be OK to discriminate against people with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus, which causes AIDS)," said John Duran, an Anaheim attorney active in the gay community.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1989 | MYRNA OLIVER, Times Staff Writer
Ron Shipton, who is infected with the human immunodeficiency virus, wanted to help his friends who have the virus or are AIDS patients. He knew they needed the kind of up-to-the-minute information about treatment that is available in regularly published abstracts of medical journals. But such articles are pricey. "Why should my friends spend $150 a year," said the 43-year-old community activist, "when the rich city of West Hollywood could buy it for the library and everybody could use it."
OPINION
March 8, 1987
The public health crisis that has been created by the AIDS epidemic is about to become the center of a budget battle in Los Angeles County. As it must. Only New York and San Francisco have graver problems. The Los Angeles County supervisors are faced with new and grim evidence that they risk the entire population unless they end the neglect of the problem and focus resources--major resources--on slowing the spread of the disease and providing treatment centers for those infected.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 1991
Scott Harris' piece was one of the most intelligent, real, accurate, sensitive portrayals of lesbian and gay life that I have ever read in The Times. I wish to express my sincere gratitude to Scott for offering Los Angeles an honest look at diverse, happy and fulfilled gay men and lesbians, whose definition of family is based on common human values of love and commitment. This article reinforced the fact that the concept of "family" belongs to no single ideological point of view.
NEWS
August 25, 1991 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was about 1987, Torie Osborn recalls, when Los Angeles' primary community center for gays and lesbians began losing the battle to accommodate everyone needing its services. Gay men and lesbians were coming in by the thousands to the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Community Services Center in Hollywood for testing, counseling, medical services and a variety of community programs, some AIDS-related and some not. And there wasn't enough room for them. Doctors, volunteers, counselors and staffers "were getting crunched like sardines in a can," according to Osborn, executive director of the center, which she said is the largest facility of its kind in the county, and one of the largest in the nation.
NEWS
July 29, 1990
Josh Meyer, in his article on the personnel changes in the Hollywood Community Advisory Committee to the CRA (Times, July 8), attempts to make much ado about nothing, and in the process is offensive to all the good people of the HCAC, Councilman (Michael) Woo and myself. First of all, there was no "shake-up"; there was the healthy periodic evaluation and upgrading all functional groups undergo. Secondly, the HCAC is "controversial" only to a handful of former PAC members, unrepresentative of the Hollywood community and now marginalized by their own past ineffectiveness and negativity, as well as the HCAC's impressive list of quiet achievements over the past nine months.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 1989 | GREGORY CROUCH and DAVE LESHER, Times Staff Writers
AIDS activists were outraged Wednesday over the rejection of an anti-discrimination ordinance by the Orange County Board of Supervisors and expressed concern that landlords and employers may now think they can discriminate against people carrying the disease. "I think that, unfortunately, it sends the wrong message to people in Orange County--that it might even be OK to discriminate against people with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus, which causes AIDS)," said John Duran, an Anaheim attorney active in the gay community.
NEWS
June 10, 1989 | JAN HOFMANN, Jan Hofmann is a regular contributor to Orange County Life.
From the time he was a boy growing up in North Dakota, Adam St. James of Anaheim always expected that he would be a father someday. That was also what was expected of him. "I grew up in a traditional kind of Midwestern family," he says, "where the expectation was that I would grow up, get married, have a career and live the American dream." So he went to college and became a computer programmer. At 26, he married the woman he loved. Four years later, his wife gave birth to a daughter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1989 | MYRNA OLIVER, Times Staff Writer
Ron Shipton, who is infected with the human immunodeficiency virus, wanted to help his friends who have the virus or are AIDS patients. He knew they needed the kind of up-to-the-minute information about treatment that is available in regularly published abstracts of medical journals. But such articles are pricey. "Why should my friends spend $150 a year," said the 43-year-old community activist, "when the rich city of West Hollywood could buy it for the library and everybody could use it."
NEWS
June 10, 1989 | JAN HOFMANN, Jan Hofmann is a regular contributor to Orange County Life.
From the time he was a boy growing up in North Dakota, Adam St. James of Anaheim always expected that he would be a father someday. That was also what was expected of him. "I grew up in a traditional kind of Midwestern family," he says, "where the expectation was that I would grow up, get married, have a career and live the American dream." So he went to college and became a computer programmer. At 26, he married the woman he loved. Four years later, his wife gave birth to a daughter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 1985 | JULIE ANNE DART, Times Staff Writer
Seated in his Spartan office, surrounded by dozens of piles of paper and four bulging Rolodexes, Werner Kuhn recalled the thrill of escorting debutantes to their coming-out parties when he was a student at a prep school in Connecticut in 1960. He also remembered his own coming-out 15 years later, when he began to talk openly to friends and relatives about being a homosexual. "It gave me a greater sense of independence, a greater sense of self-identity," he said.
OPINION
March 8, 1987
The public health crisis that has been created by the AIDS epidemic is about to become the center of a budget battle in Los Angeles County. As it must. Only New York and San Francisco have graver problems. The Los Angeles County supervisors are faced with new and grim evidence that they risk the entire population unless they end the neglect of the problem and focus resources--major resources--on slowing the spread of the disease and providing treatment centers for those infected.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 1987 | DAVID REYES, Times Staff Writer
Along a five-mile stretch of Garden Grove Boulevard between Beach Boulevard and Haster Street, wedged between all-night adult bookstores, Vietnamese restaurants and martial arts studios, is the largest concentration of gay bars in Orange County.
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