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West Hollywood’s gay trailblazers clash with young progressives over the city’s future | Agriculture

LOS ANGELES — John Duran is running as a law and order candidate for West Hollywood City Council, posing in front of sheriff’s cruisers on his campaign website and touting his endorsement by the deputies’ union.

It’s a stark contrast to the Duran of the early 1990s, when as an activist lawyer in his 30s, he helped sue the LA County Sheriff’s Department for alleged discrimination against a gay deputy and for refusing medicine to a gay inmate with AIDS.