November 2, 2002 |
Power Up, a network of gay women in the entertainment industry, burst upon the scene two years ago with a mission to promote the visibility of lesbians in the media and a commitment to change the "old boy's club" way of doing things in Hollywood.
November 18, 1990
In Greg Braxton's Nov. 4 cover story, Keenen Ivory Wayans says it's OK to poke fun at a certain sector of the population as long as you're a member, and he maintains that gay and lesbian groups praise the "Men on Film" segments of his "In Living Color" TV series. As the article notes (in discussing the black community's view of Wayans' comedy) the producer and director of "In Living Color" are both white. In meeting with Fox TV, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation found that more than 60% of his writing staff is white.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 2000
Re "Schools Step Up Effort to Protect Gay Students," Sept. 11, in which unnamed school principals are claimed to "consistently say that anti-gay harassment is not a serious problem": Not long ago, a female high school student was beaten and severely injured on a San Fernando Valley high school campus because she was perceived to be lesbian. An organization known as GLIDE (Gays and Lesbians Initiating Dialogue for Equality) brings speakers into schools to help students deal with homophobia.
June 16, 1986
A suit by Christopher Street West Assn., a gay and lesbian rights organization, charging that three national news magazines conspired for nine years to refuse all advertising from homosexuals or their associations has been dismissed by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Norman Dowds. In his ruling last week, Dowds agreed with the defendants--including Time, Newsweek, and U.S News and World Report--that they had a First Amendment right to refuse or accept any advertisement.