WEHOville logo1WEHOville.com | Human rights attorney and legal consultant Nana Gyamfi announced today that several young men have been granted immunity by the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office in its investigation of Gemmel Moore’s death.

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The announcement of immunity paves the way for those who may have had contact with prominent Democratic donor Ed Buck to safely provide statements to homicide detectives that may assist in their investigation into the July 27 accidental methamphetamine overdose death of Moore, 26, as well as other crimes Buck has been alleged to have committed against young black gay men.

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laglcAmong the many who have been harmed by the continuing devastation of Hurricane Harvey are thousands of LGBTQ people who sometimes don’t feel welcome at facilities and programs that care for survivors.

The Montrose Center, Houston’s LGBTQ community center, says that it has 35,000 clients and is continuing to “learn of staff and community members who have lost everything.” The catastrophic storm and its effects are far from over. The city will be reeling from the destruction of this storm for months and even years to come.

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thepridela nonretinathepride | Annette Semerdjian - When Broadly came out with their video documentary “Searching for the Last Lesbian Bars in America” in 2015, it brought the conversation about disappearing spaces for queer women into deeper perspective. What’s more, an even greater number of iconic lesbian bars (including the iconic “Sisters” in Philadelphia and L.A.’s own Oxwood Inn) have been shut down since the release of the documentary. When small-town lesbians come to the big city in hopes of finding a space designed for people like them, will they only come to find gay-male centric nightclubs?

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thepridela nonretinathepride | Genna Rivieccio - If you don’t know Jill Soloway by now, you’re about to. The Point Foundation, which offers one of the most prestigious scholarships in the LGBTQ community, is honoring the prolific screenwriter/director/producer this fall at its annual Point Honors Los Angeles gala, to be held October 7. Soloway’s receipt of the Point Impact Award isn’t just well-deserved, but also a natural fit for her tireless work in portraying LGBTQ people in a positive light. More than just the most obvious part of her ever-growing canon, “Transparent,” Soloway’s works have consistently explored and subverted the notion of conventional gender roles, both “Afternoon Delight” and the recent “I Love Dick” being prime examples of this.

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labladeLA Blade | Troy Masters - Gonzalez, who is transgender and identifies as femme, is originally from New York City and has spent most of her adult life in California. When not running campaigns or serving on commissions and boards, she spends her time being mom to her 3-year-old, Cecilia. But that hasn’t kept her from becoming an essential part of LGBT life in Los Angeles.

Gonzalez has served as a member of the West Hollywood Transgender Advisory Board, and currently serves as vice president of the City of Los Angeles Human Relations Commission.

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laglcStewart McDonald, an openly gay Member of Parliament (MP), tells Vanguard during a tour of the Los Angeles LGBT Center that now is not the time for U.S. President Donald Trump to pay an official visit to the United Kingdom.

“A whole series of things have called into question whether or not we should be rolling out an official state visit,” McDonald said. “Whether it’s the ban on transgender people in the military or the comfort he seems to have given to those on the extreme right.”

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