Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Response to President Trump’s Intent to Ban Transgender Military Servicemembers

LOS ANGELES, July 26, 2017— In response to President Trump’s morning tweets banning transgender individuals from serving in the U.S. military, Los Angeles LGBT Center CEO Lorri L. Jean released the following statement: “This morning the President of the United States tweeted that ‘The U.S. Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve…

Let Love Win

Violence Against Russian LGBTS Prompts Young Violinist To Come Out to The World.  BY LARRY BUHL Artem Kolesov didn’t plan to be a spokesperson for Russian LGBT rights. The 23-year-old violinist thought his coming-out would be limited to a Facebook status update on his birthday that a few people, and his mother, might see. In an…

San Diego Pride

  San Diego’s Pride Festival will take place July 15–16, in Balboa Park, and will include over 90 acts across 4 different stages. The multi-platinum female music group En Vogue will be headlining at San Diego’s Pride Festival this month. “We are excited to perform at San Diego Pride this year! It’s always been important…

We Are One

#ResistMarch founder Brian Pendleton: “It was a moving human rights monument—and it was a beautiful thing to be part of.” BY MARK ARIEL A crowd estimated at about 100,000 took part in the #ResistMarch last month. The march for human rights, organized by LA Pride, was in solidarity with the National Equality March for Unity and…

The City

THE FIGHT at OC Pride, last month. LOS ANGELES Center Hosts Trans Pride LA 2017 The Los Angeles LGBT Center hosted Trans Pride LA last month at The Village in Hollywood. Trans Pride LA is one of the oldest and largest trans celebrations in the country. The event offered more than 30 organizations – part of…

The Epidemic

Generic Truvada A generic version of the drug has been approved by the FDA. BY VICTOR MELAMED The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic version of Truvada, the drug used as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), aimed at preventing HIV-negative people from becoming infected with the virus, reports The Advocate. Truvada, also used in HIV treatment in…

The Final Fight

From Russia Without Love European Court blasts Russia’s “gay propaganda” law. BY VICTOR MELAMED Russia’s “gay propaganda” law is discriminatory and encourages homophobia, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled, reports the BBC. The Strasbourg judges said Russia had discriminated against three gay rights activists who opposed the law. It was adopted in 2013, banning “promotion…

The Rostow Report by Ann Rostow

“Gay pride is the antithesis of gay shame… We’re not proud of being gay, per se. We’re rejecting society’s disdain, a disdain that heterosexuals have not experienced.” THERE WILL COME A TIME I couldn’t help but notice that you FIGHT readers showed your Pride early this year in solidarity with a national day of Trump protests…

The State

CA Travel Ban  New restrictions prohibit state-funded travel to anti-gay states. BY VICTOR MELAMED California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) will bar state employees from business trips to four states after those states passed measures limiting the rights of LGBT people, reports The Hill. The new restrictions prohibit state-funded or state-sponsored travel to Texas, Alabama,…

LA CENTER HOSTS NATION’S 1st GLITTER RUN. Sign up by June 30 at GlitterRun.org to take advantage of early-bird registration and save $15.

LOS ANGELES LGBT CENTER TO HOST NATION’S 1st GLITTER RUN, A 7-COLOR 5K FUN RUN/WALK TO CELEBRATE CITY’S DIVERSITY August 20 Event Traverses Hollywood on Iconic Hollywood Blvd. LOS ANGELES, May 31, 2017—Be bold, be proud, and bedazzled while participating in The Glitter Run, a 7-color 5K fun run/walk on Sunday, August 20, that benefits…

YOU MADE HISTORY THIS PAST WEEKEND! KEEP UP THE FIGHT!

(THE FIGHT’s Tom Pardoe with International Mister Leather 2017 Ralph Bruneau.) Simply put, you made the GIANT statement. We hope you felt #ResistMarch was meaningful and energizing.  Over 100,000 of you showed up in the spirit of unity and action that’s going to be needed to get our country back on the right track.  Just the sight of you…

AIDS/LifeCycle – Ride in Progress!

AIDS/LifeCycle is a fully supported, 7-day bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise money and awareness in the fight against HIV/AIDS. AIDS/LifeCycle 2017 is taking place now – through June 10, 2017. Upcoming events:  AIDS/LifeCycle Candlelit Vigil WHEN: Friday, June 9, 7:00PM – 9:00PM WHERE: San Buenaventura State Beach Everyone is welcome…