Use a condom, go to jail?
Not exactly. But the group Human Rights Watch says police in L.A. are using prostitution suspects' possession of condoms as evidence that they were indeed allegedly working the streets. On top of that, the org argued that cops in L.A. were alleged to have demanded sex in e ... More >>
Almost thirty years ago jazz bassist John Leitham moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in music. Two decades later he underwent gender reassignment surgery to become Jennifer Leitham. Tonight, as part of the Outfest Film Festival, Leitham presents a documentary about her decision entitled I Stand ... More >>
In a new article for the Loyola Law Review, researchers at UCLA's Williams Institute, the premiere gay think tank in the United States, say that gay folks are still highly vulnerable in the workplace.
"Well-researched and documented patterns of discrimination highlight the need... of a federal ban ... More >>
The bad news: A new report out of UCLA's Williams Institute reveals "high levels of reported harassment and assault of Latina transgender women" by Los Angeles law enforcement, including the LAPD.
The good news: In a meeting in West Hollywood last night, LAPD officials announced some new measures t ... More >>
Two hairy bros can't get jobs. So they dress up as women to get their high heels in the door.
Hilarious. Lets green-light that, said the professional shark jumpers at ABC. Not so fast, said such LBGT groups the Human Rights Campaign and and GLAAD. It's offensive to gay and transgender people (not t ... More >>
Lyralisa Stevens.A transgender inmate behind bars for a Southern California murder doesn't have a right to a state-funded sex-change operation, California's First District Court of Appeal ruled this week.
Lyralisa Stevens, serving 50-years to life for killing a roommate in a San Bernardino h ... More >>
Been a while since we felt sorry for a groping TSA agent, as opposed to ourselves at the mercy of a groping TSA agent. But Ashley Yang got the worst end of this deal: In her lawsuit against the Transportation Security Administration, Yang, a very delicate, femmie transgender woman who happene ... More >>
Medical researchers say they need more information about the gay community.Update: UCLA academic says federal government needs to do better research on the LGBT community. After the jump.
A major study on the health of the gay community has been released today by a blue ribbon committee fro ... More >>
There ain't room in this town for the two of usTaco shops are supposed to be peaceful territory -- you know, of love and mystery meat. So these two SoCal/YouTube blowouts, in which 1) Eastvale hooligans wreak havoc on Tacos del Rio and 2) Hillcrest trannies cat-fight over whose body is better ... More >>
Lina LecaroThe word "cocks" did not make this list. LSSU's annual list of "words that should be banished" for the new year, always goes "viral" (ironically, this word tops the list). We agree that "epic," "fail" "I'm just sayin," are so 2010 (yeah, using "so" as an adjective is as well). We'v ... More >>
LAPDThe scene before a beating of a transgendered woman on La Brea Avenue.Be careful if you plan on dressing up like a girl for Halloween, or if dolling up is simply a part of your lifestyle and identity. There's a suspect on the loose who gave a pretty bad beatdown to someone the LAPD is des ... More >>
FoxPaulina Ibarra.Los Angeles police were saving the announcement for a Friday afternoon press conference, but it looks like Fox's America's Most Wanted got the scoop: A fugitive featured on the show, Jesus Catalan, was nabbed at the border in connection with the Hollywood homicide of transge ... More >>