The Founding Folk of L.A. Were LGBTQ-Friendly, Celebrated “Two-Spirited” Tribe Members

LGBTQ+ history in Los Angeles begins well before Los Angeles even existed. Before colonial settlers took over in 1781, L.A. was called Yang Na...

From “Sociopathic” to “Sexual Deviation,” Dr. Hooker Fought for the L.A. LGBTQ+ Community

One of the larger, uphill battles for the LGBTQ+ community has been fighting the classification of “criminal” or “crazy.” One woman on the forefront...

CALENDAR 10/6-10/15: Five LGBTQ+ Events Happening Near You, Los Angeles

Equality Fashion Week When: Friday, Oct. 5 - Tuesday, Oct. 9 Where: Montrose West Hollywood What: L.A.'s premiere LGBTQ+ Fashion Week Why: This innagural event...

L.A.’s Premiere LGBTQ+ Fashion Week Long Overdue

The fashion industry can be rigid, tough. And until recent years, tall, white, skinny and cisgender. But designer Nik Kacy is ready to shake that...

Remembering an Unjustly Forgotten LGBTQ+ Author

Richard Hall’s stories are unflinching about gay life. So why isn’t he remembered more widely? It’s no secret that during the ‘80s and...

LGBT HISTORY MONTH: Los Angeles’ First Porn Theatre Getting Renovated

Often titled the oldest stage venue in Los Angeles, Theatre Merced has a long standing, titillating history in the LGBTQ+ community. In January 1971,...

Los Angeles, Get Ready for Lamda LitFest!

The second annual Lambda LitFest Los Angeles is just around the corner! Designed to celebrate contemporary voices honoring and expanding on the rich, diverse tradition...

WE SEE YOU: WeHo’s First Annual Bisexual Visibility Celebration a Big Success

The City of West Hollywood, along with the Human Rights Campaign LA and the amBi bisexual social community, hosted WeHo’s first annual Bi Pride...

(CALENDAR 9/21 – 10/4) The best LGBTQ+ goings-on around and about L.A. and SoCal

Palm Springs Diverse Cinema When: September 20-23 Where: Camelot Theatre, Palm Springs What: LGBTQ+ Film Festival Why: Representation on the Silver Screen matters.   West Hollywood's...

CALENDAR DAY – National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day: Important Sexual Health for LGBTQ+...

The AIDS Institute wants you to know that age is not a condom. Tuesday, Sept. 18 is the 10th anniversary of National HIV/AIDS and...

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