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Sparks Star Chelsea Gray Assists Communities to Vote
September 3, 2020
Los Angeles Sparks guard Chelsea Gray announced on Friday her initiative called the “Chelsea Gray Assist For Equality.” Gray partnered with the L.A. Sparks, Rock the Vote, and Equality California to launch the initiative. ... read more »
‘I am Samuel’ a new documentary by Peter Murimi and produced by Toni Kamau — a look at gay love in Africa
June 11, 2020
Samuel is a proud, LGBTQ Kenyan man who balances the pressures of family loyalty, love, and safety like a Prince. ... read more »
‘UNSETTLED’ — Seeking Refuge in America follows LGBTQ refugees and asylum seekers from the Middle East and Africa
June 11, 2020
Here Shepard turns his lens on four new LGBTQ arrivals who’ve each escaped mortal danger in their native countries just for being gay. ... read more »
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Wilson Cruz docuseries “Visible: Out on Television” to shine a light on LGBTQ stories
March 12, 2020
While television has been around since the 1930s, it wasn’t until the ‘70s that the LGBTQ community started seeing positive portrayals of themselves onscreen. ... read more »
Author and Historian, Blair Imani Sheds Light on Great Migration
February 20, 2020
This book takes a deeper look, exploring multiple viewpoints during a key point in Black History. ... read more »
Why I am Running for Elected Office and Why You Should Care
February 14, 2020
In 2017, 26-year-old Gemmel Moore was found dead of a meth overdose in the West Hollywood home of Democratic donor Ed Buck. Buck, was 63 and White, a longtime political donor, a one-time West Hollywood City Council candidate and a well-known figure in LGBTQ political circles. Moore was Black and gay and had worked as an escort. ... read more »
MLK Freedom Festival Celebrates the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Reminds Us of the History of Leimert Park
January 16, 2020
Every year on January twentieth, the South Los Angeles community gathers to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lowriders, marching bands, and drill teams help make up the largest MLK Day celebration in the country. The parade brings residents together from across California before culminating with the Freedom Festival at Leimert Park. For 35 years, the Kingdom Day Parade has brought residents together along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Crenshaw Boulevard and neighboring streets to celebrate social progress, acknowledge our past and look towards our future. For four years, Councilmembers Marqueece Harris-Dawson, Herb Wesson, and Curren Price, who each represent sections of South L.A., have hosted the MLK Freedom Festival to activate Leimert Park and engage residents to create community solutions. Despite this long-standing tradition, many residents do not know the history and significance of Leimert Park and how it relates to the legacy of Dr. King. ... read more »
Happy Holidays from Rep. Maxine Waters
December 19, 2019
Happy holidays to all of the families in the 43rd District and the entire Greater Los Angeles community! I am so grateful to have spent this holiday season sharing in the spirit of giving with so many organizations who are ensuring that our neighbors who are need of support have an enjoyable holiday season. ... read more »
CAP Report Reveals a Lack of Diversity in the Federal Judiciary
October 17, 2019
A new report from the Center for American Progress has found that there is a disparity regarding diversity in the federal judiciary. ... read more »
California Leaders, Activists Praise Kamala Harris’ “Reform First” Criminal Justice Plan
September 27, 2019
Other policies in the plan to overhaul the country’s criminal justice system include introducing a national standard for police use of force; providing incentives for states to get rid of mandatory minimums; equalizing sentencing for possession and distribution of crack and cocaine; mandating prisons to offer educational courses, vocational training as well as mental health and addiction treatment. Harris also wants to end federal laws that prohibit formerly incarcerated people from accessing housing, loans, food stamps and other public services. ... read more »
CAAM Hosts Los Angeles: State of the Black Press Panel
September 5, 2019
The art museum acted as a venue for the Los Angeles: State of the Black Press Panel where the panelists discussed everything from mainstream media’s coverage of Black Americans to President Donald Trump’s impact on news coverage and politics. ... read more »
Keck Medicine of USC Hospitals earn LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader Designation
August 23, 2019
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC) Health Equality Index (HEI) designated Keck Medicine of USC’s hospitals as LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leaders. Both Keck Medical Center — which includes Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Cancer Hospital — and USC Verdugo Hills Hospital received the maximum score of 100 points. ... read more »
PRIDE
June 27, 2019
Wendy's Window ... read more »
Orthodox Church in Ethiopia Blocks Gay Group Planning Tour
June 18, 2019
Pride parades, gay friendly diners, movies, books and fashion. The gay life style is coming to town but the welcome mat is still far from ubiquitous. ... read more »
Biden going it alone as the Democratic 2020 front-runner
June 6, 2019
Joe Biden is running his own race at his own pace ... read more »
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