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In 1980, a fire bomb was thrown into the Frog Pond, a Hyperion Avenue gay restaurant and cabaret, by a suspect who yelled "Die faggots!” The blast injured 3 people. The primarily gay Sunset Junction Neighborhood Alliance was formed as a result, in order to help ease neighborhood tensions.
Bob White, the politically active owner of the Frog Pond restaurant, committed suicide in May 1985 amid mounting financial and personal problems. White’s partner and longtime companion Art Fredette had died of cancer four months earlier.
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