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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1989
Bravo for Webb! And for The Times for printing his dynamic column on gays hiding in the closet! I hope every gay and lesbian gets around to reading it. Joe McCarthy and his witch hunts drove me out of the closet, the only thing I can thank him for. It wasn't easy but I've never regretted it. You closet queens (and you locked-up lesbians) come on out--the feeling's fine. JOHN C. SCHAFFER Los Angeles
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September 29, 1993 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Paris Poirier's "Last Call at Maud's" (at the Sunset 5) at once bids a fond farewell to a cherished San Francisco landmark and documents a social revolution. Warm without being overly sentimental, this consistently entertaining and engaging film invites its interviewees to range far beyond barroom reminiscences to tell us what it was like to be a lesbian in postwar America.
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September 29, 1993 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Paris Poirier's "Last Call at Maud's" (at the Sunset 5) at once bids a fond farewell to a cherished San Francisco landmark and documents a social revolution. Warm without being overly sentimental, this consistently entertaining and engaging film invites its interviewees to range far beyond barroom reminiscences to tell us what it was like to be a lesbian in postwar America.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1989
Is it true, according to Andrew Webb ("Gays' Quest for Civil Rights Is Hobbled by the Brethren Hiding in the Closet," Op-Ed Page, June 23), that it is only individual gays who hold the key to unlock the closet? Webb emphasizes this responsibility while alluding to the black civil rights movement. One individual, Rosa Parks, refused to give up her seat on the bus, thus asserting her rights as a human being. Therefore, it is going to take individual action by gays coming out, unlocking the door to the closet.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
NEWS
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 2003 | Monte Morin, Times Staff Writer
Lorri L. Jean, a self-described turnaround expert and nationally recognized gay rights activist, will return as chief executive officer of the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center this summer, a move intended to remedy its recent financial trouble. Jean, who oversaw the center from 1993 to 1999, will return in June when she steps down as executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the nation's oldest gay rights advocacy group. "I feel enormously excited," Jean said Wednesday.
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