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September 6, 2014

Accused of knowingly exposing an ex-boyfriend and potentially dozens of other men to HIV, a 29-year-old San Diego gay man has been ordered by a judge to stop using Internet dating sites

Thomas Miguel Guerra, aka Ashton Chavez, who currently faces one misdemeanor count of spreading HIV, has been ordered by a judge to stop using all Internet dating sites specifically Grindr.

The LA Times reports that officials from the city attorney's office said the investigation is continuing and more victims may be added.

June 1, 2013

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has elected the Reverend R Guy Erwin to be its first ever openly gay bishop

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has elected its first openly gay bishop just four years after it began ordaining openly gay clergy.

The church’s Southwest California Synod voted Friday to elect the Reverend R Guy Erwin, a North Hollywood professor of theology, to the role during a three day assembly in Woodland Hills.

Erwin has taught theology and the history of Christianity at Cal Lutheran University since 2000 and was ordained in 2011.

April 8, 2013

Gay rights activist and singer has written the songs to new Broadway musical Kinky Boots

Gay rights activist and singer-songwriter Cyndi Lauper has said she would describe herself as a ‘drag queen’.

The ‘True Colors’ singer said she considers it a performance art, and says it is very similar to what she has done in the past.

‘Sometimes a man doesn’t dress up like a woman because he wants to be a woman,’ Lauper told the LA Times.

‘He dresses like a woman to make him feel more like a man.’

February 15, 2013

Lesbian talk show host and comic will play everyone's favorite forgetful fish Dory in the Disney/Pixar sequel

Lesbian talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has reportedly taken the bait and signed on to reprise her role as forgetful fish Dory in the Finding Nemo sequel.

According to the LA Times, DeGeneres has agreed play everyone’s favorite blue tang fish with short-term memory loss again.

Rumors regarding the sequel to the Pixar/Disney film have been swimming around for years but were finally confirmed in June last year.

DeGeneres has expressed a great love for the film, and has said numerous times on her daytime talk show how she would love to play Dory again.

November 7, 2012

AIDS Healthcare Foundation President Michael Weinstein said this was a massive victory for safer sex

Voters have decided gay porn stars must wear condoms in Los Angeles, it was announced today (7 November).

In perhaps one of the least publicized voters of the US elections, 55.9% of LA County people approved the law.

Speaking to the LA Times, AIDS Healthcare Foundation President Michael Weinstein said this was a major referendum on the subject of safer sex.

April 10, 2012

Activists slam media for identifying 18 men arrested in LA restroom

Activists in Los Angeles say the naming and shaming of 18 men arrested in an undercover gay sex sting could 'destroy lives'.

The LA Gay and Lesbian Center has slammed newspapers and TV channels, including the Daily Breeze and CBS2, for publishing the names, mugshots and birthdates of suspects arrested in a Manhatten Beach public restroom last week.

Leaders of the center say the coverage of the story could lead to public humiliation and claim one of the men attempted suicide as a result.