December 15, 2019 The Newspaper Serving LGBT Los Angeles

Category: HISTORY


GAY L.A. – Long Beach’s Central Place in Queer L.A. History

May 11, 2019

May 11, 2019

From an era-defining raid to a gentrification hotspot, a breakdown of Long Beach’s part in the movement. Long Beach’s queer...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Another Defense for Rainbow Flag Creator

April 15, 2019

April 15, 2019

A second response to a “Letter to the Editor” regarding the true identity for the historic rainbow flag creator As a...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Defending the Rainbow Flag Creator

April 13, 2019

April 13, 2019

In response to a “Letter to the Editor” regarding the true identity for the historic rainbow flag creator My name...

A Look Behind Genderqueer “Rubbish and Dreams”

April 10, 2019

April 10, 2019

Queer artists of Los Angeles, get ready for an enriching evening on Saturday, April 13. The California LGBT Arts Alliance...

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

April 9, 2019

April 9, 2019

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

Hollywood’s First Out Gay Star Was So Much More

March 31, 2019

March 31, 2019

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

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: False Claims of Rainbow Flag Creator

March 26, 2019

March 26, 2019

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

March 4, 2019

March 4, 2019

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

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

February 17, 2019

February 17, 2019

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

Devoted to His Country, Dismissed by Trump

February 7, 2019

February 7, 2019

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