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Will Los Angeles Sever 'Sister City' Ties to Anti-Gay St. Petersburg, Russia?

Karen Ocamb | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Karen Ocamb

The severing or even suspension of ties to St. Petersburg by the City of Los Angeles would send a resounding message of support for LGBT human rights from the ninth most economically powerful city in the world that other cities could use as cover to also sever ties.

Fear and Misinformation: Meningitis and the LGBT Community

James Peron | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
James Peron

Meningitis is a communicable disease. So is fear. Let's be rational and work to stop the one, without spreading the other.

Voice To Voice: Two HIV Positive West Hollywood Council Members Discuss HIV/AIDS In 2012

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Since launching our Voice to Voice conversation series, we've tackled lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender literature, Black History Month, bullying...

'This Is Bulls*t'

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 03.27.2012 | Los Angeles

West Hollywood Mayor John Duran blew his top on Wednesday evening when a vote at the West Hollywood-Beverly Hills Democratic club didn't go the way he...

Government Leaders Also Oppose Sofitel's Proposed Helipad

West Hollywood, CA Patch | James F. Mills | Email the Author | 9:30am | Posted 06.06.2011 | Los Angeles

Government leaders are weighing in, opposing a luxury hotel's plan to use its emergency evacuation helicopter landing pad for commercial purposes. ...

President Obama - Give Us an LGBT Advocate

Karen Ocamb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Ocamb

"Equal rights," while always counted in the litany of core liberal and progressive principles and "values," always is set aside or thrown under the bus in favor of some real or imagined political expediency.

Equality California Raises Over $1.6 Million in 15 Minutes to Fight Prop 8

Karen Ocamb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Ocamb

They came pumped and ready to give. They knew what was at stake and they wanted to be part of history. And by the end of the 15 minutes allotted to ...