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October 28, 2008
Today's question: What is your view of what would happen to the estimated 11,000 or more gay and lesbian marriages that already have been performed in this state since the state Supreme Court ruling, should Proposition 8 pass? Previously, Jean and Broyles debated what ripple effects, if any, Proposition 8 would have on the nation if it passes One group can't take away rights from another Point: Lorri L. Jean We have a long-standing legal principle in the U.S. that says it isn't fair to make laws today and then apply them retroactively.
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 29, 2009 | August Brown
For the second time, the L.A. gay and lesbian community's protests against the reggae artist Buju Banton have proved louder than his music. The singer's Oct. 14 set at Club Nokia has been canceled following an angry reaction from a local gay-rights group. Banton, a popular Jamaican dancehall singer, has drawn the ire of gay-rights groups for years, in large part because of the violently homophobic lyrics of his 1992 single "Boom Bye Bye," which proposes pouring acid on homosexuals and shooting them in the head.
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NEWS
June 1, 1995
That was quite some article on the use of crystal methamphetamine by gay men to enhance their sexual experience (Westside, May 11). But what really got me and probably others is the comment of Lorri L. Jean, executive director of the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Community Services Center: "It's little surprise that drug use is higher among the gay-bisexual community than in the heterosexual community. That is a direct response to living in a homophobic society." Does that mean that we, who are heterosexual, are also responsible for all the other ills that befall the gay community?
OPINION
October 28, 2008
Today's question: What is your view of what would happen to the estimated 11,000 or more gay and lesbian marriages that already have been performed in this state since the state Supreme Court ruling, should Proposition 8 pass? Previously, Jean and Broyles debated what ripple effects, if any, Proposition 8 would have on the nation if it passes One group can't take away rights from another Point: Lorri L. Jean We have a long-standing legal principle in the U.S. that says it isn't fair to make laws today and then apply them retroactively.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 1998
Lorri L. Jean, who led the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center through a period of growth and expansion, will leave the organization next year. After nearly six years as the center's executive director, Jean said Tuesday that she is ready for a break. "While these last six years have been filled with many fabulous memories, they also have been comprised of many 70- to 80-hour weeks," Jean said. "I don't feel I've been having the same level of inspiration and fire I used to. I'm a little tired."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 1992 | BETTINA BOXALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lorri L. Jean, a regional official of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, has been named the new executive director of the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center. Jean succeeds Torie Osborn, who is leaving at the end of next month after four years at the helm of the center, the largest gay and lesbian services agency in the nation.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 29, 2009 | August Brown
For the second time, the L.A. gay and lesbian community's protests against the reggae artist Buju Banton have proved louder than his music. The singer's Oct. 14 set at Club Nokia has been canceled following an angry reaction from a local gay-rights group. Banton, a popular Jamaican dancehall singer, has drawn the ire of gay-rights groups for years, in large part because of the violently homophobic lyrics of his 1992 single "Boom Bye Bye," which proposes pouring acid on homosexuals and shooting them in the head.
NEWS
August 13, 2000
"Personal" is the word when the topic of Lynne Cheney's lesbian daughter Mary comes up ("Sexuality and Family in the Political Spotlight," Aug. 4). Yet Cheney loves to let the world know that daughter Elizabeth is married and has three children. Sounds like a "Declaration of Heterosexuality" to me. --STEPHEN MAY Los Angeles I was disappointed to see that The Times, like so many others in the news media, has missed the central point about the fact that vice presidential candidate Dick Cheney has an openly lesbian daughter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 1995
Affirmative action programs are increasingly seen as discriminatory or harmful. But at the same time, organizations now value a diverse work force to serve their increasingly varied clientele. One of the most diverse groups is the staff at the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Community Center. BERKLEY HUDSON talked with center Director LORRI L. JEAN, 38, on the benefits of many points of view. I'm an attorney by training.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 1992
Torie Osborn, who has headed the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center for the last four years, will assume the executive director's post at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute in Washington next year. "This is the organization that excites me most politically," said Osborn, who will leave the center at the end of October. "This is the only job in the country that would get me to leave Los Angeles."
NEWS
August 13, 2000
"Personal" is the word when the topic of Lynne Cheney's lesbian daughter Mary comes up ("Sexuality and Family in the Political Spotlight," Aug. 4). Yet Cheney loves to let the world know that daughter Elizabeth is married and has three children. Sounds like a "Declaration of Heterosexuality" to me. --STEPHEN MAY Los Angeles I was disappointed to see that The Times, like so many others in the news media, has missed the central point about the fact that vice presidential candidate Dick Cheney has an openly lesbian daughter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 1998
Lorri L. Jean, who led the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center through a period of growth and expansion, will leave the organization next year. After nearly six years as the center's executive director, Jean said Tuesday that she is ready for a break. "While these last six years have been filled with many fabulous memories, they also have been comprised of many 70- to 80-hour weeks," Jean said. "I don't feel I've been having the same level of inspiration and fire I used to. I'm a little tired."
NEWS
June 1, 1995
That was quite some article on the use of crystal methamphetamine by gay men to enhance their sexual experience (Westside, May 11). But what really got me and probably others is the comment of Lorri L. Jean, executive director of the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Community Services Center: "It's little surprise that drug use is higher among the gay-bisexual community than in the heterosexual community. That is a direct response to living in a homophobic society." Does that mean that we, who are heterosexual, are also responsible for all the other ills that befall the gay community?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 1995
Affirmative action programs are increasingly seen as discriminatory or harmful. But at the same time, organizations now value a diverse work force to serve their increasingly varied clientele. One of the most diverse groups is the staff at the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Community Center. BERKLEY HUDSON talked with center Director LORRI L. JEAN, 38, on the benefits of many points of view. I'm an attorney by training.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 1992 | BETTINA BOXALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lorri L. Jean, a regional official of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, has been named the new executive director of the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center. Jean succeeds Torie Osborn, who is leaving at the end of next month after four years at the helm of the center, the largest gay and lesbian services agency in the nation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 11, 1994
A Long Beach man with AIDS has filed a federal lawsuit against Los Angeles County and the Sheriff's Department, charging that he was denied crucial medication during a stint in County Jail facilities last year. Activists and attorneys for Michael W. Kolcum, 38, maintain that the case represents a pattern of mistreatment of people with AIDS and HIV in the County Jail system.
NEWS
February 15, 1997
Duke Comegys, 55, activist, philanthropist and fund-raiser for gay, lesbian and AIDS causes. Comegys headed the endowment effort of the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center and organized the center's major donor group, the Silver Circle. Current center Executive Director Lorri L. Jean praised Comegys' skill as a national fund-raiser for gay, lesbian and AIDS causes, a skill she said was "matched only by his own generosity as a contributor."
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