Human and Civil Rights of

Gay Persons

Bruce Nickerson, Attorney

In the News ...

October 21, 2016 - LambdaDems Human Rights Banquet in Long Beach. Bruce Nickerson and Audrey "Stephanie" Loftin &  recognized with "The Donald Snow Community Advocate Award" .


October 21st, 2016: "The Donald Snow Community Advocate Award" - Founder of Long Beach Law, Stephanie Loftin and Bruce Nickerson (of Law Office of Bruce Nickerson) recognized for her LGBTQ achievement


Judge slams gay sex stings by Long Beach police, calling them discriminatory

April 29, 2016 - Los Angeles Times  >>  Article


  • 2014 - Gay Sex Sting Goes Worng in Manhattan Beach: Eagle Scout  Sues

    In 2014, Mr. Nickerson obtained a settlement of $175,000.00 from the city of Manhattan Beach for his client, an Eagle Scout, who was falsely arrested for bringing a handicapped child he was supervising into a restroom where a sting was in progress.  The cops incorrectly thought that Bruce’s client was attempting to prostitute the child. The Federal case,  Charles Samuel Couch v. City of Manhattan Beach et al ,Case No. 2:13-CV-07554 GAF  was resolved by mediation.

  • 2013 - Undercover sting operation

    June 2013 - Contra Costa Times  ARTICLE

    San Leandro sued for targeting gay men with undercover sting operation

  • 2013 - East Bay City sued for targeting gay men

    June 2013 - Contra Costa Times  ARTICLE

  • 2011 - Undercover Decoys Targeting California Gay Men?

    March 2011 Edge, Boston, Mass   ARTICLE

  • 2010 - Undercover police officer used gay slur during Palm Springs sex sting

    June 2010 -  ARTICLE

  • 2004 - Homosexual Public Restroom Sex Defended in California

    March 2004 - Free Republic Bill O'Reilly's TV interview  VIEW INTERVIEW

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