Transgender Awareness Month Kickoff in West Hollywood

Transgender Awareness Month has officially began and the City of West Hollywood is ready to honor the community with a kickoff party. Tomorrow, Nov....

GAY L.A. – How Lesbian Filmmaker Dorothy Arzner Transformed Filmmaking

During a time when filmmaking was all about grit, the all-but-out Arzner rose to the top. Early Hollywood was full of ambitious women intent...

Entertainment for the ‘Undocuqueer’

By Christian Balderas “When have you ever seen an openly queer and undocumented person in Hollywood? Never, that’s when,” filmmaker Armando Ibanez told The Pride...

Long, Dark History of West Hollywood’s Barney Beanery Against the LGBTQ+ Community

“Fagots Stay Out,” a misspelled sign over the bar at Barney’s Beanery in West Hollywood read since the 1940s. The founder of Barney’s Beanery,...

Social Groups and Sororities United the L.A. Trans Community of the 1960s

Imagine body dysphoria prior to the 1950s and ‘60s – No support, no rights. Heck, the term “transgender” didn’t even exist until the ‘60s....

Q&Ace: Common questions for the ACE Community during Asexuality Awareness Week

National Asexuality Awareness Week is upon us! One of the least represented members of the LGBTQ+ community, ACE people, or asexuals, make up roughly...

Assless Chaps and other Leather Paraphernalia; How a WWII Era Biker Club Revolutionized the...

A group of mostly gay veterans who remained in Los Angeles after WWII created the Satyrs Motorcycle Club in 1954. Satyrs launched the gay...

A War on Cross-Dressing: Los Angeles’ Anti-Masquerading Ordinance of 1889 Targeted the Growing Queer...

A little over a hundred years after the City of Los Angeles was founded, the Anti-Masquerading Ordinance of 1889 was enacted to intimidate and...

COLUMN: Gay L.A. – Decades Later, Matthew Shepard Lives On in the Heart of...

The hate crime that got the world talking about tragic queer lives and deaths turns 20 this year. The late ‘90s were not quite...

The Radicalized foundation of PRIDE for the LGBTQ+ Community

Considered a more radical LGBTQ+ activist group, Personal Rights in Defense and Education (PRIDE), was founded in 1966 and paved the way for radical...

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