Facebook Censors Non-Sexual Folsom Street Fair Ad

Seriously – what is their problem? Facebook has rejected the GLBT Historical Society‘s http://www.glbthistory.org ad – shown here – to solicit volunteers for the upcoming 34th annual Folsom Street Fair, due to “suggestive content.” Here is The GLBT Historical Society post about the incident: Censored by Facebook: When we tried to purchase a Facebook ad…

District considers disciplining Fresno Unified school board president Brooke Ashjian for derisive LGBT remarks.

The Fresno Unified school board will discuss next month whether to demote, censure or otherwise discipline president Brooke Ashjian after he made controversial comments about the LGBT community, reports FresnoBee.com. Following pressure from gay rights groups and local faith leaders, the district said in a statement that the issue will be on the agenda for…

Promoting Equality

Mayor John Hellman City of West Hollywood joins “Mayors’ Compact to Combat Hate.” BY VICTOR MELAMED The City of West Hollywood has signed on to the Mayors’ Compact to Combat Hate. In doing so, the City of West Hollywood joins with more than 240 cities and mayors across the nation to stand up against hate, violence,…

WeHo Death Investigated

Circumstances surrounding Gemmel Moore’s death have been called into question. BY VICTOR MELAMED The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department is investigating the case of a man who died after an overdose of meth at a prominent Democratic donor’s house amid pressure from the man’s family, reports nbclosangeles.com. Gemmel Moore, 26, was found dead at Ed Buck’s…

The Epidemic

Photo courtesy the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania HIV Status EXPOSED Aetna reveals HIV statuses of thousands of customers. BY VICTOR MELAMED The health insurer Aetna is facing criticism for revealing the HIV status of potentially thousands of customers after it sent out a mailer in which information about ordering prescription HIV drugs was clearly visible…

The Rostow Report by Ann Rostow

…Sugar Rush… is an age-old story of unrequited love; a classic tale of lust and yearning transposed into a queer, lipgloss-sticky register.” Butt Massage For Naked Newswoman Hello dear FIGHT readers. I’m writing from vacation in Scotland, and somehow my computer is aware of my location. In searching for interesting GLBT news tidbits, one of…

The State

No Benefits For You People California lesbian couple file suit against company for its refusal to provide them spousal health insurance coverage. BY ORLY LYONNE A Los Angeles County lesbian couple filed suit in federal court last month against a Colorado-based company and its health insurance administrator for its refusal to provide them spousal health insurance coverage on…

The Transaction

ANDREW FITZIMONS (above)  |  Photo by Paulo Murillo Beauty Within LA LGBT Center launches Trans Cosmetic Donation Program. BY PAULO MURILLO Celebrity hairstylist Andrew Fitzimons celebrated his 30th birthday last month with a good cause. Fitzimons partnered with the LA LGBT Center to launch the Trans Cosmetic Donation Program—a program that collects donations of unused personal…

City of West Hollywood Joins Mayors’ Compact to Combat Hate

(Photo: Mayor John Hellman) West Hollywood Stands with the Anti-Defamation League, The United States Conference of Mayors, and more than 240 Cities and Mayors Across the Nation to Stand Up Against Hate, Violence, and Intolerance The City of West Hollywood has signed on to the Mayors’ Compact to Combat Hate. In doing so, the City of West Hollywood…