GAY L.A. – In 1958, Gay Rights Won For the First Time

When the Supreme Court sided with a gay magazine, history was made. Before the 1950s, America didn’t have any gay publications. While there may have...

GAY L.A.: The Last Los Angeles Bathhouse

Before the AIDS epidemic, bathhouses acted as a community center. But with way more sex. “To the left of me,” wrote David Colker for the...

GAY L.A. COLUMN: Meet You On the Other Side

Remembering L.A.’s last great piano bar. Earlier this month, the New York Times ran a profile of Steve Ross, one of the city’s last great...

Queer Origins of America’s Favorite Holidays

Before Puritans decided that Christmas and Thanksgiving were wholesome family-oriented festivals, they were X-rated queer sex fests. Historically, humans have found ways of dealing...

The Fruitful Reign of Los Angeles’ Queer Mother Karina Samala

Since the 1990s, one woman has been keeping queer culture alive from Long Beach to L.A. With Ryan Murphy’s “Pose” sweeping the Golden Globes this...

40 Years After Harvey Milk’s Death: Where Are We Now?

About 41 years ago, first openly gay elected official Harvey Milk made history after winning a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors,...

Mourning Transgender Lives Lost so Far This Year

The transgender community is still one of the most targeted minorities in the United States. Not only are gender-nonconforming individuals being harassed and attacked...

CALENDAR 11/16 – 11/29: The best goings-on around and about L.A., period.

Closing Weekend: “Members Only” When: Now through November 18 Where: Los Angeles Theatre Center What: “Members Only” is a play about an...

L.A.THEATRE REVIEW: A Queer Eye for the Boxing Guy in “Members Only”

Playwright Oliver Mayer’s latest drama, “Members Only” delivers groundbreaking queer experience at LATC. By Jorge Paniagua When playwright Oliver Mayer’s best-known play, “Blade to the...

A Breakdown of What all the LGBTQ+ Midterm Election Victories Mean

The Blue Wave that swept through the U.S. House certainly had a rainbow tinge to it, and the victories didn’t stop there. A record-breaking...

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