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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 2000
It is better than strange that anti-gay protesters chanted "protect the children" outside a Santa Ana courthouse (Feb. 5). That's exactly what the judge inside did as he granted the gay students and their straight friends the right to meet on school property. GERALD JONES Los Angeles
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 2008 | SANDY BANKS
Kye D'Aguilar doesn't have a traumatic story to tell about coming out. The 18-year-old said he's always known that he is gay. "My mother told me she knew when I was born." "She was like, 'Whatever.' " He mimicked her, waving a beefy hand in the air. His mother is a lesbian. His dad -- who has another wife and new set of kids -- wasn't quite as sanguine. "Take the pink out of your life," he wrote on Kye's MySpace page. Kye responded with a diss of his own. "I blocked him," he said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 1991
I was highly offended by Patricia Klein Lerner's article regarding Deputy Ernest Cobarrubias and his job of "weeding out fake" gays ("Jailer Learns Gay Culture to Foil Straight Inmates," Metro, Dec. 27). Although I live in West Hollywood and have been actively gay for most of my life, I couldn't name two bars nor even find a bathhouse; I do not know what dress size I would wear; I do not read gay magazines, and I don't lisp, walk "funny" or wear makeup. On the other hand, I have straight friends who do lisp, I work out at a gym where there are a lot of bodybuilders who are gay and I have several friends with rather "butch" tattoos.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 2000
It is better than strange that anti-gay protesters chanted "protect the children" outside a Santa Ana courthouse (Feb. 5). That's exactly what the judge inside did as he granted the gay students and their straight friends the right to meet on school property. GERALD JONES Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 1989
Ronald Gold's column "Morality and Homosexuality" (Editorial Page, Jan. 14) hit the nail on the head. As one who was raised Catholic, attended both Catholic and Protestant churches all through high school, joined endless Bible studies, was a Christian camp counselor for several years, and eventually a Christian leader of some repute, I also was gay. That was all my consuming dilemma, a truth about myself I was never allowed to act upon. Every moment of my thoughts and all of my prayers were consumed by this "sin."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 1996
Re "Saying 'I Do' to Broadening the Debate," Commentary, Feb. 5: Any marriage, whether between a white man and woman, an interracial couple, two men, or two women, should be based on one thing: love. If two people are ready and willing to make a lifetime commitment to each other, and share in all of the joys and pains that life has to offer, we should be celebrating. All those who proclaim the need for "family values" should be thrilled by any committed union. To deny same-gender couples the right to marry simply because it does not fit with our traditional concept of a married couple is plain old-fashioned discrimination.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 2008 | SANDY BANKS
Kye D'Aguilar doesn't have a traumatic story to tell about coming out. The 18-year-old said he's always known that he is gay. "My mother told me she knew when I was born." "She was like, 'Whatever.' " He mimicked her, waving a beefy hand in the air. His mother is a lesbian. His dad -- who has another wife and new set of kids -- wasn't quite as sanguine. "Take the pink out of your life," he wrote on Kye's MySpace page. Kye responded with a diss of his own. "I blocked him," he said.
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April 10, 1988 | Robert E. Bauman, Bauman, a Washington attorney, served as a Republican member of Congress from Maryland from 1973 to 1981. Long active in the conservative movement, he was a founder and national chairman of both Young Americans for Freedom and the American Conservative Union. He is the author of "The Gentleman From Maryland: The Conscience of a Gay Conservative" (Arbor House, New York, 1986). and
Could you really hate a man who told Winston Churchill over dinner at Lord Beaverbrook's, as he filched food from the former prime minister's plate, that in World War II, "the United States saved England's ass"? Or silenced an officious desk clerk at Tokyo's Imperial Hotel who wanted to inspect his departing luggage with: "You've got a lot of . . . nerve talking about a bath mat after you bombed Pearl Harbor!"
NATIONAL
April 17, 2004
Three heterosexual couples said they were turned away from a Key West hotel because of their sexual orientation. The six were vacationing with a gay couple and had reservations at a hotel called Big Ruby's when the three straight couples were told they were not welcome. "The manager literally said, 'We don't want you here,' " said Jim Pirih, who was vacationing with his partner and straight friends.
WORLD
January 2, 2007 | Henry Chu, Times Staff Writer
AS a maharajah's son, Manvendra Singh Gohil grew up in a bubble of prestige and privilege, surrounded by hangers-on who treated him so reverentially that he was 15 before he crossed a street by himself. So the public snubs and rejection of the last nine months have been a new experience. Yet the mild-mannered Gohil couldn't be more content.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 1996
Re "Saying 'I Do' to Broadening the Debate," Commentary, Feb. 5: Any marriage, whether between a white man and woman, an interracial couple, two men, or two women, should be based on one thing: love. If two people are ready and willing to make a lifetime commitment to each other, and share in all of the joys and pains that life has to offer, we should be celebrating. All those who proclaim the need for "family values" should be thrilled by any committed union. To deny same-gender couples the right to marry simply because it does not fit with our traditional concept of a married couple is plain old-fashioned discrimination.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 1991
I was highly offended by Patricia Klein Lerner's article regarding Deputy Ernest Cobarrubias and his job of "weeding out fake" gays ("Jailer Learns Gay Culture to Foil Straight Inmates," Metro, Dec. 27). Although I live in West Hollywood and have been actively gay for most of my life, I couldn't name two bars nor even find a bathhouse; I do not know what dress size I would wear; I do not read gay magazines, and I don't lisp, walk "funny" or wear makeup. On the other hand, I have straight friends who do lisp, I work out at a gym where there are a lot of bodybuilders who are gay and I have several friends with rather "butch" tattoos.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 1989
Ronald Gold's column "Morality and Homosexuality" (Editorial Page, Jan. 14) hit the nail on the head. As one who was raised Catholic, attended both Catholic and Protestant churches all through high school, joined endless Bible studies, was a Christian camp counselor for several years, and eventually a Christian leader of some repute, I also was gay. That was all my consuming dilemma, a truth about myself I was never allowed to act upon. Every moment of my thoughts and all of my prayers were consumed by this "sin."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 2014 | Hailey Branson-Potts
Councilman John Duran and his gay colleagues on the West Hollywood City Council never expected a backlash when they voted recently to remove the rainbow flag from above City Hall. For Duran, who is gay, taking down the flag wasn't about slighting gays but sending a message about the city's diversity. "It's not just a city of gay men. It belongs to heterosexual people as well," he said. But the flag's removal in a place synonymous with gay life outraged many, and the city this week changed course, raising above City Hall a flag with a rainbow-colored city logo.
OPINION
May 30, 2008 | JOEL STEIN
Dear old people, I'm addressing you specifically for two reasons. First of all, you're the only people who still read the newspaper. Second, this November, your vote on a proposed California constitutional amendment will determine whether the state again bans gay people from getting married. That's because, according to a Field poll released Tuesday, while the majority of Californians under 50 support same-sex marriage, only 36% of senior citizens do.
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