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Tyrone Beason is a currently a reporter for the Los Angeles Times. Previously, he was a Seattle Times columnist and Pacific NW magazine reporter. He has covered a variety of beats but has always sought out characters in the community and aspects of life that often go unnoticed, underreported or too narrowly framed. He was a 2013 fellow with the International Center for Journalists, reporting on the myths and realities of South Africa's reputation as a safe-haven for gays and lesbians in sub-Saharan Africa.