LA Mom Writes Picture Book Breaking Down Gender Identity for Trans Kids

Navigating gender can be confusing for anyone. Now imagine being a cis straight parent with a transgender daughter ready to be her...

“LGBTQ of Steel” Reflects Queer Community’s Strength

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Picture this: A group of LGBTQ individuals who bravely and without hesitation overcame...

Queer Poetry to Pay the Rent

By Melanie Camp It started as an experiment. Brian Sonia-Wallace wanted to see if he could pay his...

Dyke Day L.A. is for All Queers

You hear the word “Dyke” and automatically assume this is not an event for you. Wrong. Dyke Day L.A. simply pays homage...

Santa Monica’s First Pride Celebration

Santa Monica’s first month-long Pride celebration unites local community, families and LGBTQ+ allies of all ages. Downtown Santa...

“Shooting Star” Attempts to De-stigmatize Porn Industry

The porn industry is a $97 billion business, making it bigger than the music industry. Yet, it remains an industry that is frowned...

LGBTQ Seniors Share Their Stories of Love in NewStages’ “I Do!”

NewStages is providing an artistic outlet for the LGBTQ+ seniors in the Los Angeles area. Comprising of 10-25 participants at any given...

LB MAYOR GARCIA: Parade Vs. Festival

Though complicated, Long Beach has a long-standing history in the LGBTQ+ community (see page 9). From the iconic “Gayborhood,” to the plentiful...

New Branding, Who ‘Dis?

Long Beach Pride seeks to rebrand itself in order to revive the two-day festival Long Beach Pride...

Strides of Pride at the Long Beach Pride Run

While some Long Beachers are deep in slumber recovering from the festivities of the first night of Long Beach Pride Festival, nearly...

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