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When Flowers BLOOM; WeHo Selects Queer Publication Founder as Poet Laureate

Founder and editor of LGBT literary magazine BLOOM, Charles Flowers is the new City of West Hollywood Poet Laureate. The City of east Hollywood’s City Council unanimously approved the motion during its regular meeting on Monday, Oct. 15. Flowers was officially appointed on Wednesday, Oct. 17. The City Poet...
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EDIFY TV VIDEO: Horror Made Here

Edify TV checks out the thrills haunting Warner Bros' back lot during this scary season. "I love how interactive these mazes are" – Emma Kenney, actress. Immerse yourself in the terrors of an iconic Hollywood location in this video made possible by Ocean Honda of North Hollywood

Assless Chaps and other Leather Paraphernalia; How a WWII Era Biker Club Revolutionized the...

A group of mostly gay veterans who remained in Los Angeles after WWII created the Satyrs Motorcycle Club in 1954. Satyrs launched the gay motorcycle club culture and heavily influenced the leather community in L.A. One of their signature activities, the Badger Flat Run, is an annual event where...

A War on Cross-Dressing: Los Angeles’ Anti-Masquerading Ordinance of 1889 Targeted the Growing Queer...

A little over a hundred years after the City of Los Angeles was founded, the Anti-Masquerading Ordinance of 1889 was enacted to intimidate and discriminate against the growing queer sub-culture. It wasn’t until the mid-1900s that arrests for crossdressing were very common across the nation. At the turn of...

What L.A. is doing for National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day

The LGBTQ+ Latinx community is at higher risk for HIV than the rest of the Latinx community, and the Latino Commission on AIDS is here to fix that. Today, October 15 is National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day. The theme, “Ending HIV is Everyone’s Job” is a reminder that everyone...

COLUMN: Gay L.A. – Decades Later, Matthew Shepard Lives On in the Heart of...

The hate crime that got the world talking about tragic queer lives and deaths turns 20 this year. The late ‘90s were not quite as tragic a moment for queer people as we might think. With the AIDS crisis starting to take a smaller death toll as the decade...

COLUMN: Living in the Safest LGBTQ+ City in the United States

By Elijah Root-Sanchez Waking up and watching the news each morning can be exhausting. There is a constant battle  for federal rights and social acceptance of the queer community on the screen. Yet, when the Human Rights Campaign dug a little deeper, it seems that the U.S. does well regarding...

The Radicalized foundation of PRIDE for the LGBTQ+ Community

Considered a more radical LGBTQ+ activist group, Personal Rights in Defense and Education (PRIDE), was founded in 1966 and paved the way for radical protests and demonstrations much needed fro the advancement of LGBTQ+ Civil Rights. Steve Ginsburg founded the group in 1966 to counter the quiet, conservative of...

A Queer Spooktacular: 5 LGBTQ+ Halloween events in L.A. This Month

It’s the most wonderful time of year, Halloween! Let the horror movies, pumpkin carving, seances, parties and general debauchery begin. Besides the easy theme parks-turned-scary options, there are so many ways to itch that spooky scratch. What better way than to do it with the LGBTQ+ community, because let’s...

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