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Veteran living in L.A. says he's being targeted by homophobic neighbors

A Los Angeles man has accused his neighbors of harassment because he is gay. Retired journalist and Air Force veteran Ryan Gierach says since he moved into his apartment in San Pedro two years ago he’s been relentlessly targeted by people who use homophobic slurs.

Man on rental scooter struck by car in Hillcrest, severely injured

Man injured after being hit by a car in rental scooter in Hillcrest

An unidentified man, 41, was hit on his rideshare Bird scooter in Hillcrest Monday night. Police say he suffered major injuries after he was struck on Washington Avenue by a Toyota Prius that was exiting northbound 163.

New Jersey gets permanent rainbow crosswalk

Another rainbow crosswalk has been permanently placed at an intersection of an American city, this time it's Maplewood New Jersey. This symbol of inclusivity is located at the four-way stop on Valley Street and Oakview; it was officially unveiled on Thursday.

Trans student Lucero Felicita Camarena will be UC San Diego’s All Campus Commencement student speaker

“My message to graduates is: take action by interrupting discrimination and exclusion..."

Lucero Felicita Camarena didn’t speak until she was six-years-old; afraid of the judgments a cruel world can have on those who feel different. Camarena was assigned a gender at birth that did not fit who she was inside and for more than 20 years she struggled to overcome an internal strife that made it difficult for her to accept herself.

Riot police descend on oversold L.A. Pride festival

Oversold festival leads to police intervention.

The Los Angeles Pride festival was the scene of police helicopters, fire code enforcement agents and police in riot gear on Saturday night due to an oversold music event.

“What were they expecting, Stonewall?” said a visiting Jerwyn Morton from New York.  “I have never seen so many cops in my life wearing riot gear at a gay event.”

Heroic Pulse DJ finds recent lawsuit against Orlando "upsetting"

More than 35 survivors of the Pulse Nightclub massacre are suing the City of Orlando and its police department in federal court for what they claim was negligence in offering appropriate assistance during the mass shooting two years ago. That incident took the lives of 49 people and injured 53.

Chef Anthony Bourdain has died, he was 61

Chef Anthony Bourdain has died, he was 61

The news was confirmed by CNN, where Bourdain was in the middle of filming an episode of his series “Parts Unknown.” According to the publication, chef and close friend  Eric Ripert found Bourdain unresponsive in his hotel room Friday morning apparently having died by suicide.