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.

How Pat Rocco Documented the Male Body, and the Start of L.A.’s Queer Resistance

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

Jacob Dekema, Who Designed California’s Freeways, Dies at 101

They called him the King of the Freeway

L.A.’s First Pride Parade, a Celebration Born From Strife

The Christopher Street West Parade, as it was initially named, had a rocky start.

Vice Versa: America’s First Lesbian Magazine, Made in Los Angeles

Before After Ellen, there was Vice Versa

Getting Down in Griffith Park: A History

The Griffith Park Gay-In was a long time coming

L.A.’s Long, Storied History of Chicks on Bikes

An East LA biker crew calls back to California’s rebellious roots

On Purim and Coming Out

On March 12, Jews will celebrate a holiday called Purim by reading the story told in the Scroll of Esther. In the story, Esther, a...

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