LA Blade - Jewel Thais-Williams just keeps making history! After founding Jewel’s Catch One, the longest Black-owned disco in America that provided a safe haven for Black LGBT people when racism was still blatantly rampant in the Los Angeles LGBT community, Jewel and her wife Rue Thais-Williams took those Catch dollars and helped start several AIDS organizations and the first shelter for women living with HIV/AIDS and their children in South Los Angeles.

That deserves more than a pat on the back, says LA City Council President Herb Wesson.



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