LA Times - The Board of Supervisors today directed the Los Angeles County coroner to begin collecting data on sexual orientation and gender identity in an effort to track suicide rates and hate crimes against LGBTQ individuals.

Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Sheila Kuehl co-authored the motion, saying data can drive policy designed to protect at-risk communities. The board voted to approve the motion without comment.

LA Times - Even in the all-male environments that I’ve frequented, from golf courses to gay bars to locker rooms, I never encountered the kind of brutish sexism that Donald Trump broadcast as he campaigned for office. And yet I know his continuing insults against women are not singular; attacks are festering from a wide cast of misogynists, from the Leslie Moonves type to the “incel” type to the Alabama statehouse type.

This is forcing some soul searching on me — namely confronting the worsening attitudes toward women next to the rapid-fire gains of gay male liberation in recent years. If any group has been steadfast in its support of gay men, it is feminists. In return, are we gay men who claim to be feminist really so?

The Bohemian Rhapsody director Bryan Singer has been trailed by accusations of sexual misconduct for 20 years. Here, his alleged victims tell their stories.

The Atlantic spent 12 months investigating various lawsuits and allegations against Singer. In total, we spoke with more than 50 sources, including four men who have never before told their stories to reporters.

LA Weekly - Michael Cooper - I've written about many upsetting topics about prejudice against the LGBTQ community in this column, but this week's is one of the most unsettling and difficult to write about. It's only been a little over a week since it happened, but with our current news cycle, it's been pushed out of the spotlight. And it shouldn't be. In the early morning of Tuesday, Jan. 29, openly gay black actor Jussie Smollett, who plays the openly gay character of Jamal Lyon on Fox's Empire, was attacked in a racist, homophobic hate crime in Chicago. The actor had just gotten off a plane in Chicago and went to a Subway to grab a sandwich around 2 a.m.

LA Weekly - Michael Cooper - In the age of social media, your homophobic past can come back to haunt you, as comedian Kevin Hart learned earlier this month. After it was announced that he would host next year's Oscars, homophobic tweets he made between 2009 and 2011 emerged, such as, "Yo if my son comes home & try's 2 play with my daughters doll house I'm going 2 break it over his head & say n my voice 'stop that's gay." That was written in 2011, when Hart was 31 years old.

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