GAY LA: When Lesbian Visibility Was an L.A. Specialty

In 2017, West Hollywood’s Plummer Park hosted an exhibit titled Lesbians to Watch Out For: ’90s Queer L.A. Activism.

Hollywood’s First Out Gay Star Was So Much More

 In the 1920s and 30s, William Haines refused to play by society’s rules.  In the studio system of...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: False Claims of Rainbow Flag Creator

One year after his death, Lynn Segerblom began a public campaign to rewrite history. In her statements to the media and public, she has identified herself as the sole creator of the Rainbow Flag, or sometimes as the co-creator. Her narrative continues to change. Lynn is now using her erroneous claims to solicit money for a documentary and a book.

GAY L.A.: In 1952, Gay and Latinx Angelenos Fought Back

When the police came for marginalized groups in the 1950s, a near-alliance was formed between two of L.A.’s most beleaguered (and intersecting) groups. The...

GAY L.A. –Crossdressing Tales of the “Ambisextrous” Julian Eltinge

A closer look at L.A.’s OG drag queen. Once upon a time, in a place that bears a faint resemblance to the Los Angeles we...

Devoted to His Country, Dismissed by Trump

Transgender U.S. Army veteran, Rudy Akbarian, shares how the Trump Administration's transphobic policymaking will not undo his patriotism. By Jorge Paniagua Rudy Akbarian is a transgender...

Black, Queer and Proud

L.A.’s Queer POC community has always been a strong part of the city’s culture. Black History Month has been a contentious subject since its...

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...

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