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March 26, 1990 | DOUGLAS SADOWNICK
When Sara finds a gay porn magazine in her son Carlos' L.A. apartment, this Central American mamacita repudiates his lifestyle with all the guilt and rage embodied in her devout Roman Catholicism. But unlike many a devoted gay Latino son, Carlos doesn't succumb. "God made me this way, mama ," he proclaims. "I didn't choose being gay. I love you, but like it or not, you have to accept me and those I love."
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March 26, 1990 | DOUGLAS SADOWNICK
When Sara finds a gay porn magazine in her son Carlos' L.A. apartment, this Central American mamacita repudiates his lifestyle with all the guilt and rage embodied in her devout Roman Catholicism. But unlike many a devoted gay Latino son, Carlos doesn't succumb. "God made me this way, mama ," he proclaims. "I didn't choose being gay. I love you, but like it or not, you have to accept me and those I love."
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March 10, 2000 | ANN L. KIM
Latinos have been encouraged to seek assistance with their U.S. Census forms at five centers that opened this week in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley. The Questionnaire Assistance Centers, operated by the Salvadoran American Leadership and Educational Fund and census officials, will offer bilingual assistance for Spanish-speakers during weekend and weekday hours until mid-April.
NEWS
November 1, 1992 | MARY ANNE PEREZ
Cara a Cara Latino AIDS Project has been awarded a $600,000 grant to educate Latinos about the disease and direct HIV-positive people to sources of treatment and support. Program Director Oscar Reconco said the group aims to reach women, homeless people, gay and bisexual men, and undocumented immigrants. He said the center will hire five outreach workers to take to the streets to distribute free information packets, including condoms.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 7, 1990 | RAY LOYND
"Welcome to the Purple Circuit Hotline," says the voice on the line. The taped message proceeds to list a selected group of forthcoming stage productions (among them a period farce, "A Gentleman's Gentleman" at Celebration Theatre, the return of Michael Kearns this spring in "Intimacies," and upcoming events at Highways in Santa Monica).
NEWS
January 30, 1992 | BEA MAXWELL
Bet Tzedek Legal Services honored Gerald Stern, executive vice president and senior general counsel of Occidental Petroleum--and outgoing president of Bet Tzedek--at its annual dinner-dance Jan. 25 at the Century Plaza. The gala netted more than $775,000 for the nonprofit center's free legal services to low-income, elderly and disabled people. Proceeds also will be used to help prevent homelessness and to protect the elderly from fraud. Myeloma Foundation honored Nobel laureate Dr. E.
NEWS
December 3, 1992 | ANNE KLARNER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Santa Claus came early this year to the Cara A Cara Latino AIDS Project of the Hollywood Sunset Free Clinic in the form of a grant that could total more than $300,000. "It's good to know the money is there," said project director Oscar Reconco. "This is great news for us." The grant from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be distributed over a period of three years.
NEWS
January 23, 1992 | BEA MAXWELL
Veterans organizations will share a $149,000 gift from the board of trustees of the Hollywood Canteen Foundation, board president Lew Wasserman said. The Jules and Doris Stein Foundation announced that it will match that contribution, raising the amount donated to 30 Southern California veterans groups to $298,000. Cara a Cara Latino AIDS Project of the Hollywood Sunset Community Clinic recently awarded $15,000 to underwrite T-cell monitoring for low-income people who are HIV positive.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 16, 1990 | ROBERT KOEHLER
"Setting: Shakley's crummy apartment in a crummy part of a crummy metropolitan city." This is the first item of information we have on Jerzy K. Cybulski's and W. Colin McKay's "Snitch," at the Fountain Theatre, and before the lights go down, we sense a piece of comedie noire coming our way. The ingredients are all here: buffoonish hero, his ex-lover who's having second thoughts, cops worse than the crooks and a plot that exists to put the screws to everyone.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 1998 | JOE MOZINGO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
They come to the shady little house on Hooper Avenue because they believe in the old ways of healing. As they begin arriving in the twilight, they chat on the sidewalk and eat tamales, bound by their common faith that the spirits will cure where doctors have failed. They drive from Pico-Union, Hollywood, Altadena--all to have a "consultation" with 23-year-old Genaro Cortez, who they believe holds a remarkable power to heal.
NEWS
March 27, 1994 | Diane Seo
KATHY LEE KNOWS THE BURDEN THAT comes with being reared as a model Korean woman. After her family immigrated to Southern California from South Korea when she was 7, the pressure was on for her to get good grades, attend a good college, marry a Korean man and eventually have children who would uphold the same traditional values. The 25-year-old earned respectable grades in school and is now a UCLA graduate student. But there are no wedding plans in her future.
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