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Japhy Grant

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Japhy Grant is the creator of the digital show, FOODIES and has directed music videos for bands like Grizzly Bear and online campaigns for brands like Max Azria. As a journalist, he's written for Salon, True/Slant and, The Advocate, OUT, The New York Observer and comments about the LGBT community in Southern California every week on KCET's blog, SoCal Focus.

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Ten Years After 9/11, Are We Any Better?

There is one collective and inescapable national question: Are we better? Ten years later, are we better?

Is the Prop. 8 Show Ready for Primetime?

In Hollywood, films about gay and lesbian civil rights are the surefire choice these days for anyone looking to craft a prestige pic, but in a California federal court this week, the ultimate gay rights flick may wind up buried.
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In School Shooting Trial, Everyone's 'Gay Panic' is Showing

Brandon and Larry are both victims of allowing political agendas to come before the welfare of California students, both gay and straight.
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New York's Gay Marriage Victory a Reminder of California's Shame

New York and California have always had a twin sister sort of relationship with each other.
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Perez Hilton is Playing Dodgeball

If Perez Hilton were to find any group in the gay community that would accept him, it would be here.
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30 Years Later, AIDS Still Kills

Two weeks ago, right around the time the world was commemorating the 30th anniversary of the first verified case of AIDS, a good friend of mine died of the disease.
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What Exactly is Gay Pride, Anyway?

Ask ten people what Gay Pride Month, which starts tomorrow, is about and you'll get ten different answers.
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Welcome to Fabulous California

If you're gay and live in California these days, chances are you don't feel that fabulous. Being a second-class citizen can do that to a person. But in some ways, things have never been better for LGBT Californians
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Obama's DOMA Decision Sparks New Energy in Prop. 8 Case

The presidential order to stop defending the Defense of Marriage Act represents not only a major change in policy for the White House, but also a new wrinkle in the unfolding drama over the legality of California's Proposition 8.
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