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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.
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August 1, 1994 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Patrick Byrne and Shawn Giffin used to play a friendly game of one-upmanship when they were eager young salesmen for a Santa Ana equipment leasing company. If Byrne came to work at 7:30 in the morning, then Giffin would arrive the next day at 7:15 or so, which would bring Byrne in the following day at 7 a.m., which would trigger a 6:45 a.m. arrival by Giffin, and so on and so on until they called a pre-dawn truce.
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BUSINESS
August 1, 1994 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Patrick Byrne and Shawn Giffin used to play a friendly game of one-upmanship when they were eager young salesmen for a Santa Ana equipment leasing company. If Byrne came to work at 7:30 in the morning, then Giffin would arrive the next day at 7:15 or so, which would bring Byrne in the following day at 7 a.m., which would trigger a 6:45 a.m. arrival by Giffin, and so on and so on until they called a pre-dawn truce.
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.
SPORTS
September 23, 1995 | MARIO ARCE
Riverside Poly 30, Palmdale 16--Running back Michael Brewer rushed for 248 yards and four touchdowns in 26 carries to lead the Bears at Palmdale. Riverside Poly (2-1) scored first on Michael Brewer's 27-yard run. Palmdale (1-2) then punted to the Bears' seven-yard line. On the next play Zimbalist Carter fumbled and Scott Cundiff recovered on the Riverside Poly 3-yard line. Shawn Griffin followed with a three-yard scoring run.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 26, 1992
The article unfortunately left out a few of my favorite moments of Madonna's legacy, some of which include her strongly suggesting at her concert that together we can cure AIDS; putting safer sex information in her "Like a Prayer"; during a "Nightline" interview, asking Forrest Sawyer why extreme violence is business as usual in film but same-sex affection is such an outrage, and being quoted in a magazine article as having a dream of singing "Holiday"...
ENTERTAINMENT
May 13, 1991
After speaking with Bruce Davison at the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Media Awards, never would anyone suspect that he would make the misinformed comments about Madonna just 24 hours later in his April 22 Counterpunch article. Davison's problem with Madonna stems from excerpted comments from the Advocate magazine, in which she suggested that more films should be made about gays and lesbians, and the seriousness of AIDS, and not just art-house films like his Oscar-nominated "Longtime Companion."
ENTERTAINMENT
July 2, 1995
Newt Gingrich equates being gay or lesbian to alcoholism, President Clinton waffles on promises made to the lesbian and gay community, Mel Gibson continues his homophobic rhetoric in "Braveheart" and the Advocate votes Madonna its top Sissy of the Year (Pop Eye, June 25)? The editor of the national lesbian and gay magazine's justification for the award as being in jest is absurd, because Madonna has presented lesbian erotic images and then later said in an English magazine that she is "firmly" heterosexual.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 1999 | HILARY E. MacGREGOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a cramped Sunday school classroom at the Metropolitan Community Church, little chairs and children's toys have been tossed aside to form a tiny stage. Ten actors--all gay Latino men--run through their lines, rehearsing "La Novia" ("The Bride"), one of four short theater pieces dealing with HIV, homophobia and gay men yearning for acceptance from their Latino families.
NEWS
October 2, 1991 | DANIEL M. WEINTRAUB and SCOTT HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Gov. Pete Wilson was showered with debris and obscenity-laced taunts Tuesday by gay rights protesters angered by his veto of an anti-discrimination bill who crashed a ceremony commemorating Stanford University's centennial. The author of the legislation, meanwhile, urged the gay community in California to refrain from violence.
NEWS
April 22, 2001 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
May sweeps network programming includes such high-profile movies and miniseries as "Blonde," "Anne Frank" and "Steve Martini's The Judge," as well as a "Wonderful World of Disney" portrait of child star Shirley Temple. Documentaries examine everything from the formation of the rock band Wings to the history of Islam. Series welcome special guests including Sting on "Ally McBeal." And "3rd Rock From the Sun," "Walker, Texas Ranger" and "Star Trek: Voyager" are bidding farewell to fans.
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