What Did Edmund White Think of Gay L.A. in the ‘70s?

In White’s “States of Desire,” Los Angeles comes off as a town full of sexual activity; May – December romances, and perfect bodies.

Drag Queen Story Hour: A Force for Communal Good

Maybe these times aren't so bleak after all

Amazon to Open First Brick-and-Mortar Bookstore in Los Angeles

Is Century City prepared?

In “Awakening,” a Community Rises Up

Nathaniel Frank uncovers the history behind the political uprising of the LGBTQ community

On Writing a Lesbian, Erotic Thriller

I did not set out to write a lesbian erotic thriller. My husband was hired to write a spec script in 2009, for which that...

WORLD AIDS DAY: Common stitch of the AIDS Quilt and Rainbow flag, Cleve...

BY BRIAN BROMBERGER   |  It's not an exaggeration to say that longtime gay activist Cleve Jones has been involved with every major event...

The view from Christodora House, overlooking an epidemic

Since it came out in early August, Tim Murphy’s book Christodora, which chronicles half a dozen intersecting lives in New York City at the...

One Upon a Time in WeHo or My Body, My “Selves”

BY DAVID EHRENSTEIN  |  In 1976 I acquired a body. No, I’m not speaking of a body in the literal sense; I didn’t go...

From Stonewall to the White House, and activist to author

BY JEN COLLETTA  |  “I’m standing across the street from Stonewall in Sheridan Square. Here I was, an 18-year-old kid living at the YMCA...

Roberta Kaplan’s Mother and Triumph of Marriage Equality

⚫ BY DAVID EHRENSTEIN  “‘Yes,’ I told her, ‘I’m gay.’ My mother did not say a word. She simply walked to the edge of...