Victims of Transphobic and Homophobic Attack Speak Out

Attorney Lisa Bloom, of the famed civil rights law firm, The Bloom Firm, has taken on the case of four members of the transgender and gay community who were attacked at Las Perlas, a Los Angeles venue. Bloom noted the courage of her clients as well as her pride in taking on the case. She … More Victims of Transphobic and Homophobic Attack Speak Out

Tom Shepard’s UNSETTLED Wins Prestigious OUTFEST, Los Angeles Award

With special thanks to the featured asylum seekers and refugees Mari, Cheyenne, Junior and Subhi, for having the courage and fortitude to tell your stories before you had barely landed! Dear Friends, This week I had the great honor of accepting the OUTFEST Los Angeles 2019 juried Best Feature Documentary award for the Film UNSETTLED … More Tom Shepard’s UNSETTLED Wins Prestigious OUTFEST, Los Angeles Award

Support Ratifying the ERA with A Pinter Play

“The Lover” starring Activist, Actress and Film Director, Kamala Lopez. This weekend is your last opportunity to celebrate equality and the fight for Human Rights, with the EQUAL MEANS EQUAL & the Heroica Foundation performances of Harold Pinter’s one-act play “The Lover” starring Activist, Actress and Film Director, Kamala Lopez. These final weekend performances, August 30th – September 1st, will … More Support Ratifying the ERA with A Pinter Play

Tickets for Los Angeles Premiere of Between the Shades

Fifty voices in a unique and most important reflection on LGBTQ!  Do not miss the LA Premiere of Between the Shades  –  At Dances with Films and Chinese Theatre Hollywood  Between the Shades is a documentary by filmmaker Jill Salvino and features 50+ voices, among them: Beth Malone (of Broadway’s Fun Home & Angels in America), … More Tickets for Los Angeles Premiere of Between the Shades

On Passover LA Police Arrest Rabbis Protesting Immigration Persecution

On the third day of Passover in downtown Los Angeles, 35 Rabbis, Priests, and Muslim activists — in a coalition of local faith-based groups were arrested for an act of civil disobedience. In protest of the Trump administration’s inhumane efforts to tear immigrant families apart, these leaders physically blocked the entrance to the local detention … More On Passover LA Police Arrest Rabbis Protesting Immigration Persecution

Bank Accused of Redlining and Violating Fair Housing Act

CALIFORNIA REINVESTMENT COALITION AND FAIR HOUSING ADVOCATES OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FILE FAIR HOUSING COMPLAINT, URGING IMMEDIATE HUD INVESTIGATION INTO CIT GROUP’S ONE WEST BANK By Melanie Nathan, November 17, 2016. Yesterday, two nonprofit organizations formally filed a complaint requesting that the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) investigate whether CIT Group violated and … More Bank Accused of Redlining and Violating Fair Housing Act

Famed South African Lesbian Visual Activist to Present at Los Angeles LGBT Center

ZANELE MUHOLI | VISUAL ACTIVISM AND BLACK LESBIAN VISIBILITY IN SOUTH AFRICA By Melanie Nathan, September 17, 2013. Award winning South African lesbian artist and activist Zanele Muholi will appear with her works at the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center to discuss her visual activism, her work with the queer media collective Inkayiso, her … More Famed South African Lesbian Visual Activist to Present at Los Angeles LGBT Center

Homeless Youth | “Street Child: A Memoir”

Award Winning Author Justin Reed Early releases new edition of acclaimed “Street Child: A Memoir”  Continuing National Tour Providing Books at No Cost to Homeless and At-Risk Youth  (& Social Workers) Posted by Cathy Kristofferson , May 19, 2013. Los Angeles, CA, May 10, 2013….This week the acclaimed book “Street Child: A Memoir” was re-released … More Homeless Youth | “Street Child: A Memoir”

LA PRIDE ANNOUNCES 2013 ENTERTAINMENT LINE UP

Ciara  and Soon-to-be-Announced Performer Headline This Year’s Main Stage Along With Acts Chiddy Bang, Luciana, and Uh Huh Her Performing Throughout the Three-Day Celebration By Melanie Nathan, May 16, 2013. Los Angeles— Two of Friday Night’s performers, have been announced for the LA Pride weekend line up;  Indie/Electro-Rock duo, Uh Huh Her, will be gracing … More LA PRIDE ANNOUNCES 2013 ENTERTAINMENT LINE UP

Is Trinity Broadcasting Network a Supporter of the Kill the Gays Bill in Ugandan

Uganda’s representative and honorary Consul to Los Angeles is a U.S. Christian broadcaster and happens to be Vice President of TBN By Melanie Nathan, January 23, 2013. It is a much publicized fact that certain Christian Evangelical pastors from the United States, not only influenced the current state of anti-homosexual sentiment in Uganda, but may also … More Is Trinity Broadcasting Network a Supporter of the Kill the Gays Bill in Ugandan

South African Gold Coin Exchange Gifts Mandela Coins at Hollywood Fundraiser

Editors,  September 03, 2012. As a guest of The Black AIDS Institute, The South African Gold Coin Exchange was represented at Emmy Award-winning casting director and talent executive Robi Reed’s 10th annual end-of-summer event, the “Sunshine Beyond Summer Celebration…The Day Party With A Purpose” this past Saturday in the gardens of the Mayor’s home, at … More South African Gold Coin Exchange Gifts Mandela Coins at Hollywood Fundraiser

World Premiere A MISSIONARY POSITION by Ugandan American Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine

While the passage of  Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill, known as Kill the Gays Bill, remains a threat – Posted by Melanie Nathan, June 12, 2012. LOS ANGELES, CA — Noted Hollywood actor and photographer Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine (Blood Diamond; Treme; Heroes; CSI) debuts his newest solo work, A Missionary Position, this summer at REDCAT (Roy and … More World Premiere A MISSIONARY POSITION by Ugandan American Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine

HRC Turns a Corner – New Youth Study Highlights Struggles of LGBT Youth

And shows the Importance of Full Equality and  a Welcome to Chad Griffin By Melanie Nathan, June 08, 2012. The Joe Solmonese reign at HRC hailed what many termed an elitist era at the Human Rights Campaign. But still the organization carried the hope of the T shirt button buying masses.  While personifying the status … More HRC Turns a Corner – New Youth Study Highlights Struggles of LGBT Youth

Asian and Pacific Islander Organizations – Ask for Immigration Reform

API ORGANIZATIONS IN CALIFORNIA UNITE TO DEMAND FAIR & HUMANE IMMIGRATION REFORM August 20, 2009 -LOS ANGELES, CA – In Historic Filipinotown, Asian and Pacific Islander (API) organizations called on the Obama Administration and Congress for enact fair and humane comprehensive immigration reform. In simultaneous press conferences held in Los Angeles and San Francisco, community leaders … More Asian and Pacific Islander Organizations – Ask for Immigration Reform