LA LGBT Center Joins Lawsuit to Block HHS’s Anti-LGBTQ Health Care Rule

Today the Los Angeles LGBT Center joins a lawsuit filed by Lambda Legal and Steptoe & Johnson LLP challenging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) recently published health care discrimination rule that purports to carve out LGBTQ people and other vulnerable populations from the protections of Section 1557 of the Affordable Care…

Twitter Goes WILD After Trump Asks If Supreme Court Dislikes Him. READ!

“Do you get the impression that the Supreme Court doesn’t like me?” tweeted Trump on Thursday. The questioning tweet came right after the court ruled that his decision to the end the DACA immigration program was an “arbitrary” and “capricious” violation of the law, reports Huff Post. In addition, the court ruled earlier this week ruled…

NEW Guidelines in CA: Masks Are MANDATORY

California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Thursday he will require masks in most public settings statewide in an effort to slow the spread of Covid-19 as new cases rise by thousands daily in the state, reports Politico. The California Department of Public Health released updated guidance Thursday that requires Californians to wear a face covering in…

LA LGBT Center Applauds Supreme Court Decision to Uphold DACA Program

In response to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) decision today in blocking the Trump Administration’s repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a program established by the Obama Administration which protects undocumented young people who entered the U.S. as children with their families, the Los Angeles LGBT Center issued the…

Ventura County Trump Supporter’s Anti Face Mask CRAZY Rant! WATCH!

The Board of Supervisors of California’s Ventura County voted 4-3 on Monday night to require face coverings inside businesses and government offices, on public transit, and in most other public indoor spaces, reports Towleroad. The vote was likely much to the chagrin of this passionate and well-rehearsed Trump supporter, who put on quite a show…

BREAKING: Supreme Court Rules In FAVOR Of LGBTQ Employees

The Supreme Court has just issued a landmark decision penned by Neil Gorsuch, a conservative justice appointed by President Donald J. Trump, deciding that “An employer who fires an individual merely for being gay or transgender violates Title VII,” reports LGBTQ Nation. “Today, we must decide whether an employer can fire someone simply for being homosexual or…

Louder, Prouder, Gayer

RuPaul’s Drag Race All Star Ongina on her drag mother, advocating for HIV and AIDS and dealing with pressures and expectations BY MARK ARIEL  |  PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM When did you become interested in drag? I became interested in dressing up back when I first moved to NYC and started to make friends with…

The Stuff Of Legends

“I am one of the hundreds of thousands of gay men who would not be alive today if not for Larry Kramer.” Brenden Shucart on author, essayist, playwright and activist Larry Kramer, who passed away last month. BY BRENDEN SHUCART Before I eulogize Larry Kramer I feel obligated to state up front that I never…

Virtual Trans Pride

The two-day celebration takes place Friday and Saturday, June 19–20. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Trans Pride L.A. will be streamed live for the first time in the festivity’s history on Friday and Saturday, June 19–20. The two-day event remains as one of the nation’s oldest and largest celebrations of the vibrant Trans/Gender Non-Conforming/Non-Binary…

Hope Will Never Be Silent

Honoring Harvey Milk, the first openly gay person ever elected into public office. Governor Gavin Newsom issued a proclamation last month declaring May 22, 2020 as “Harvey Milk Day” in the State of California. Milk was the first openly gay person ever elected into public office in the US. “Milk stood firm in his belief…