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April 25, 1993 | BETTINA BOXALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was Torie Osborn's last night in Los Angeles. The next morning she would board a plane for Washington with a one-way ticket to her new job heading one of the nation's leading gay-rights organizations. But this was no quiet evening of emotional goodbys and nostalgia after a decade here. No, Osborn was schmoozing high in the hills at a fund-raiser for a new coalition working to lift the military ban on homosexuals.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 2012 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
In a battle among the three Democrats running for a new, open Assembly seat, community activist Torie Osborn was the overwhelming choice of the Malibu Democratic Club after a candidates forum on Sunday. But her victory may prompt a revision of the club's endorsement rules. Jean Goodman, the club's president and the forum's moderator, estimated that at least three-fourths of the approximately 80 people who attended the event at Malibu City Hall were not Malibu residents and had never before attended a meeting of the club and, she added, probably never would again.
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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."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 2008 | Mary Engel, Times Staff Writer
When Jackie Goldberg and Sharon Stricker headed to San Francisco to get married four years ago, they saw their wedding as a political statement. It surprised them both when, halfway through the ceremony on the steps of the City Hall rotunda, the usually stalwart Goldberg burst into tears. "It felt much different than I expected," Goldberg said Wednesday, a few days shy of the March 8 anniversary. "I thought I was going to be proud and pleased and happy. But I didn't expect to be emotionally moved.
MAGAZINE
June 2, 1991 | Victor F. Zonana, Edited by Mary McNamara
Her schoolteacher wrote on her report card: "This is a feisty one. She will end up as president of the Women's Club of America." Good guess, though a bit dated. Today, Torie Osborn is executive director of the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center.
NEWS
July 29, 1990
Josh Meyer, in his article on the personnel changes in the Hollywood Community Advisory Committee to the CRA (Times, July 8), attempts to make much ado about nothing, and in the process is offensive to all the good people of the HCAC, Councilman (Michael) Woo and myself. First of all, there was no "shake-up"; there was the healthy periodic evaluation and upgrading all functional groups undergo. Secondly, the HCAC is "controversial" only to a handful of former PAC members, unrepresentative of the Hollywood community and now marginalized by their own past ineffectiveness and negativity, as well as the HCAC's impressive list of quiet achievements over the past nine months.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 1993 | BETTINA BOXALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Torie Osborn, who left Los Angeles earlier this year to head the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, is resigning after six months as the organization's executive director. The former director of the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center, Osborn was a high-profile figure in the local gay community before moving to Washington, D.C., in March to take the task force job. Osborn said the position was not what she expected. "It just isn't working," Osborn said.
NEWS
August 25, 1991 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was about 1987, Torie Osborn recalls, when Los Angeles' primary community center for gays and lesbians began losing the battle to accommodate everyone needing its services. Gay men and lesbians were coming in by the thousands to the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Community Services Center in Hollywood for testing, counseling, medical services and a variety of community programs, some AIDS-related and some not. And there wasn't enough room for them. Doctors, volunteers, counselors and staffers "were getting crunched like sardines in a can," according to Osborn, executive director of the center, which she said is the largest facility of its kind in the county, and one of the largest in the nation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 2008 | Mary Engel, Times Staff Writer
When Jackie Goldberg and Sharon Stricker headed to San Francisco to get married four years ago, they saw their wedding as a political statement. It surprised them both when, halfway through the ceremony on the steps of the City Hall rotunda, the usually stalwart Goldberg burst into tears. "It felt much different than I expected," Goldberg said Wednesday, a few days shy of the March 8 anniversary. "I thought I was going to be proud and pleased and happy. But I didn't expect to be emotionally moved.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 2012 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
In a battle among the three Democrats running for a new, open Assembly seat, community activist Torie Osborn was the overwhelming choice of the Malibu Democratic Club after a candidates forum on Sunday. But her victory may prompt a revision of the club's endorsement rules. Jean Goodman, the club's president and the forum's moderator, estimated that at least three-fourths of the approximately 80 people who attended the event at Malibu City Hall were not Malibu residents and had never before attended a meeting of the club and, she added, probably never would again.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 1993 | BETTINA BOXALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Torie Osborn, who left Los Angeles earlier this year to head the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, is resigning after six months as the organization's executive director. The former director of the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center, Osborn was a high-profile figure in the local gay community before moving to Washington, D.C., in March to take the task force job. Osborn said the position was not what she expected. "It just isn't working," Osborn said.
NEWS
April 25, 1993 | BETTINA BOXALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was Torie Osborn's last night in Los Angeles. The next morning she would board a plane for Washington with a one-way ticket to her new job heading one of the nation's leading gay-rights organizations. But this was no quiet evening of emotional goodbys and nostalgia after a decade here. No, Osborn was schmoozing high in the hills at a fund-raiser for a new coalition working to lift the military ban on homosexuals.
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 25, 1991 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was about 1987, Torie Osborn recalls, when Los Angeles' primary community center for gays and lesbians began losing the battle to accommodate everyone needing its services. Gay men and lesbians were coming in by the thousands to the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Community Services Center in Hollywood for testing, counseling, medical services and a variety of community programs, some AIDS-related and some not. And there wasn't enough room for them. Doctors, volunteers, counselors and staffers "were getting crunched like sardines in a can," according to Osborn, executive director of the center, which she said is the largest facility of its kind in the county, and one of the largest in the nation.
MAGAZINE
June 2, 1991 | Victor F. Zonana, Edited by Mary McNamara
Her schoolteacher wrote on her report card: "This is a feisty one. She will end up as president of the Women's Club of America." Good guess, though a bit dated. Today, Torie Osborn is executive director of the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center.
NEWS
July 29, 1990
Josh Meyer, in his article on the personnel changes in the Hollywood Community Advisory Committee to the CRA (Times, July 8), attempts to make much ado about nothing, and in the process is offensive to all the good people of the HCAC, Councilman (Michael) Woo and myself. First of all, there was no "shake-up"; there was the healthy periodic evaluation and upgrading all functional groups undergo. Secondly, the HCAC is "controversial" only to a handful of former PAC members, unrepresentative of the Hollywood community and now marginalized by their own past ineffectiveness and negativity, as well as the HCAC's impressive list of quiet achievements over the past nine months.
NEWS
August 11, 1988
Torie Osborn has been appointed executive director of the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Community Services Center, becoming the first woman to head the 17-year-old social services agency. The center, 1213 N. Highland Ave., is the largest of its kind in the nation, serving 200,000 clients a year, center spokeswoman Carole Derrick said. Osborn joined the center as finance director last year, and since April has served as deputy director.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 1990
The chairwoman and two members of Councilman Michael Woo's handpicked Hollywood advisory panel have quit, and another was ousted by Woo in the first shake-up of the controversial group since its creation nearly a year ago. Torie Osborn resigned as head of the Hollywood Community Advisory Council, citing other commitments. Two other council members recently resigned because of erratic attendance, Woo said, and a third was removed for the same reason.
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