Los Angeles

Snapshots: Taking action for LGBT Vietnamese-Americans, advocating for homeless youth, and speaking out for ENDA

Wonder what we’re up to at GLAAD? Be sure to check out GLAAD's Blog each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment and online media.

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Join Gender Justice LA at 'TransRoots Get Down' fundraiser this Saturday!

On Saturday night, October 5, the Los Angeles trans community will gather for food, fun and a good cause as they support Gender Justice LA at their annual "TransRoots Get Down" fundraising event.

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June 5, 2013

Reporting Accurately on Los Angeles Attack: Victim Tells LAPD Preferred Name and Pronouns

Last week, a 22-year-old person of color was brutally attacked in Los Angeles. While previous information regarding the victim's gender identity was unclear, authorities have now clarified that the victim's name is Vivian and she uses female pronouns.

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Reporting on Los Angeles attack should avoid assumptions

A brutal attack on a 22-year-old person of color in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles on Thursday night left the victim severly injured and requiring hospitalization to recover from multiple injuries. The victim's sisters suggest that their sibling was dressed in women's clothes at the time of the attack, and say the police are investigating the incident as a possible hate crime.
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Evangelical Lutheran Church in America elects first openly gay bishop

In a historic move, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) has elected its first-ever openly gay bishop. The Rev. Dr. Guy Erwin has been elected to a six-year term to the Southwest California Synod, which encompasses the greater Los Angeles area.

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May 7, 2013

Boy Scouts' proposal inadequate, says Western LA County Council

The Western Los Angeles County Council of Scouts stated today that it feels the Boy Scouts of America has proposed an inadequate policy for including gay members.

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March 25, 2013

Los Angeles Rallies for Marriage Equality

On Sunday, March 24, the LGBT community gathered on the west steps of the Los Angeles City Hall for a candlelight vigil in support of marriage equality. Gay and lesbian couples and families told their personal stories of love and commitment as the Supreme Court gets ready to hear testimonies in the 'Defense of Marriage Act' (DOMA) and Proposition 8 cases this week.
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