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...

First LGBTQ+ Church in Los Angeles Celebrates 50 years or Resilience and Acceptance

For many religious members of the LGBTQ+ community, accepting oneself can mean rejecting the Church. However, for Reverend Troy D. Perry, it simply meant...

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,...

The Pride L.A. Wants Your Coming Out Stories!

Everyone has a story, and the Pride L.A. wants to hear yours. With National Coming Out Day right around the corner (Thursday, Oct. 11), the...

A Look at the first AIDS Unit in WeHo in Honor of LGBT History...

A documentary tells the stories and experiences of those on the ground floor of the AIDS Unit at Cedars Sinai Hospital in the '90s.  By Elijah...

Long Beach’s Sweet Dixie Kitchen gives back to LGBTQ+ community after chicken scandal

By Jorge Paniagua Long Beach’s Sweet Dixie Kitchen, which serves Southern comfort cuisine, is a restaurant attempting to heal after controversy — one involving Popeye’s...

GAY L.A.: The Long Fight for Bisexual Visibility

BiPOL, one of the first national organizations for bisexual awareness, made way for a host of bi resources in California. We all know the obnoxiously...

(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...

GAY LA: Of Long Beach Raids and Address Books

In the 1960s in L.A., queer life was all about small acts of rebellion. You might know Long Beach as a new queer enclave, populated...

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