April 19, 2021 The Newspaper Serving LGBT Los Angeles

Author: <span class="vcard">Henry Giardina</span>


GAY L.A.: In 1952, Gay and Latinx Angelenos Fought Back

March 4, 2019

March 4, 2019

When the police came for marginalized groups in the 1950s, a near-alliance was formed between two of L.A.’s most beleaguered...

GAY L.A. –Crossdressing Tales of the “Ambisextrous” Julian Eltinge

February 17, 2019

February 17, 2019

A closer look at L.A.’s OG drag queen. Once upon a time, in a place that bears a faint resemblance...

Black, Queer and Proud

February 2, 2019

February 2, 2019

L.A.’s Queer POC community has always been a strong part of the city’s culture. Black History Month has been a...

GAY L.A. – In 1958, Gay Rights Won For the First Time

January 23, 2019

January 23, 2019

When the Supreme Court sided with a gay magazine, history was made. Before the 1950s, America didn’t have any gay...

GAY L.A.: The Last Los Angeles Bathhouse

January 14, 2019

January 14, 2019

Before the AIDS epidemic, bathhouses acted as a community center. But with way more sex. “To the left of me,”...

GAY L.A. COLUMN: Meet You On the Other Side

December 19, 2018

December 19, 2018

Remembering L.A.’s last great piano bar. Earlier this month, the New York Times ran a profile of Steve Ross, one...

Can Kevin Hart Change? Why This Comedian Won’t Apologize for Past Homophobic Slurs

December 17, 2018

December 17, 2018

After weeks of controversy, Kevin Hart gets a defender. We’ve lived through this kind of thing before. A public hero...

Queer Origins of America’s Favorite Holidays

December 16, 2018

December 16, 2018

Before Puritans decided that Christmas and Thanksgiving were wholesome family-oriented festivals, they were X-rated queer sex fests. Historically, humans have...

The Fruitful Reign of Los Angeles’ Queer Mother Karina Samala

December 9, 2018

December 9, 2018

Since the 1990s, one woman has been keeping queer culture alive from Long Beach to L.A. With Ryan Murphy’s “Pose”...

Gay L.A. COLUMN – Who Is Michael Childers?

November 15, 2018

November 15, 2018

The photographer, whose work is being exhibited at the ONE Archives, has always turned his lens toward gayness. One could...