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...

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...

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