The June Mazer Lesbian Archives: A Key to the Past

In West Hollywood, archival material has been preserving Lesbian history for 33 years.

Would You Spend a Night at “The Hanged Man?”

Take a stroll through some of L.A.’s shuttered vintage gay bars.

What Can We Learn from Our Gay Elders?

How much do we owe to our queer seniors? Pretty much everything.

In 1971, a Queer Revolution Was Dawning on the Streets of Los Angeles

Thanks to anti-war activism and the Chicano Movement of the 1960s and 70s, by 1971, the Gay Movement was ready to organize.

Making the Yuletide Gay

Celebrating the Holidays among chosen family is a time-honored tradition for L.A.’s LGBTQ+ community.
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How the Menendez Murders Became a Queer Cult Favorite

The story of the cult case that made Dominick Dunne question his intuition gets twistier by the minute.
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What Happens at “The Stud Farm”…

In 1969, Hollywood’s Theater VII was where all your wildest cowboy fantasies just might come true.
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In 1967, Andy Warhol Brought “A Clockwork Orange” to Life with “Vinyl”

Five years after Anthony Burgess’s book – and four years before Kubrick’s dystopian masterpiece – Warhol shocked L.A. audiences with a tale of sex, violence, and compulsion.

In “Staircase,” Two of the World’s Most Prestigious Actors Played Gay Lovers

“Richard Burton and Rex Harrison play what?”

`In 1967, Jean Genet’s “Un Chant D’Amour” Was Taboo Everywhere But at L.A.’s Park...

This essay is part of a series on Queer underground cinema in the '60s.

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