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Former U.S. Olympic diver Greg Louganis won Olymmpic gold medals in 1984 in Los Angeles and in 1988 in Seoul. In the early 90s, he was romantically paired with TV entertainment reporter Steve Kmetko. (credit: Maury Phillips/Getty Images for The Pantages Theatre)

Louganis Contemplates His, Fellow Olympian Jenner’s Journeys

Greg Louganis said he was unaware of fellow Olympian Bruce Jenner’s gender identity struggle when their paths crossed at the Summer 1976 Games and in later years.

07/31/2015

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LA Boy Scouts Official Says ‘Only Small Fraction’ Of Troops Will Opt Out

The Boy Scouts councils in Los Angeles and Orange counties were moving Tuesday to implement a decision made by the national organization to allow openly gay Scoutmasters and volunteers.

07/28/2015

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Santa Ana Eyes Plan For Permanent Display Of Gay Pride Flag At City Hall

Officials in Santa Ana are set to consider a proposal that would permanently fly the gay pride flag outside City Hall.

07/20/2015

Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia raised a Rainbow Pride Flag over the Civic Plaza Friday. (Photo credit: Julie Sharp)

SoCal Cities Celebrate SCOTUS Ruling On Same-Sex Marriage

Residents and public officials in Los Angeles and across the Southland Friday in were celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court decision that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States.

06/26/2015

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California Assembly Advances Bills Reacting To Anti-Gay Plan

The California Assembly on Tuesday approved legislation making it harder for citizens to propose extreme ballot initiatives following the outrage over a measure advocating the slayings of gay and lesbian people.

05/26/2015

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Former Long Beach Police Officer Drops Gay Discrimination Lawsuit

A former officer who claimed the Long Beach Police Department fired him for being gay dropped his discrimination lawsuit.

01/30/2015

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Former Long Beach Police Officer Says Department Fired Him For Being Gay

The department says Brent Record actually lost his job because he was afraid to handle the most serious of calls

01/15/2015

Dave Kopay was one of the first pro athletes to come out of the closet. (credit: CBS)

Former Football Player Dave Kopay Opens Up About Being Gay In The NFL In The 60s

He went into therapy and his shrink tried to convince him that he was straight.

09/11/2014

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City Councilmen Call For End To FDA Ban On Gay Blood Donors

Los Angeles city officials introduced a resolution Tuesday calling for the U.S. government to lift a longstanding prohibition on gay men giving blood at donation drives.

09/09/2014

Maira Garcia (R) and Maria Vargas hold hands while waiting on line to get married at the Brooklyn City Clerk's office on July 24, 2011 in New York City. Today was the first day gay couples were allowed to legally marry in New York state. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Finalizes Repeal Of Marriage Definition ‘Between A Man & A Woman’

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation replacing language in state law that defines marriage as “between a man and a woman.”

07/07/2014

Christopher Persky and Ken Bencomo were recently married. Bencomo says he was fired after saying "I do." (credit: Rachel Luna/The Sun/LA Newspaper Group)

Judge: Gay Catholic School Teacher Reportedly Fired For Marrying Partner Can Sue School

A gay Catholic school teacher who was fired after marrying his long-time partner can move forward with his lawsuit against the school, a Los Angeles judge ruled Wednesday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/18/2014

LA Pride Festival Parade on June 14, 2009 in West Hollywood, California. (credit: Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

400,000 Expected To Attend Pride Parade In WeHo Sunday

Singer Demi Lovato is the parade’s grand marshal.

06/07/2014

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Long Beach Elects First Latino, Openly Gay Mayor

The city of Long Beach has its first Latino and openly gay mayor with the election of Councilman Robert Garcia.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/04/2014

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Bill Would Ban ‘Gay Panic’ Defense In Slayings

A bill making its way through the Legislature would prevent defendants from using a so-called “gay panic” defense to escape murder charges.

05/28/2014

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LGBT Center Announces $25M Fundraiser To Provide Affordable Housing To Youths, Seniors

The Los Angeles LGBT Center has announced a $25 million fundraising campaign to provide even more affordable housing for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youths and seniors.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/27/2014

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