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...

When Cary Grant Carried on in Santa Monica

During Hollywood’s golden age, the iconic star had a bunch of high-profile boyfriends, and one high-profile life partner. In the 1930s and ‘40s, L.A. was...

Remembering The Factory’s Glory Days

In 1974, Scott Forbes opened a gay club in L.A. called Studio One at The Factory. The rest is history.

Sunset Junction: The Eastside Answer to Pride

Once upon a time, Eastsiders had their own Pride celebration and block party in Silver Lake.

Remembering Smokey, the Gayest Band Ever

Deemed “too gay” for the ‘70s, John “Smokey” Condon’s glam rock legacy lives on.

The June Mazer Lesbian Archives: A Key to the Past

In West Hollywood, archival material has been preserving Lesbian history for 33 years.

Would You Spend a Night at “The Hanged Man?”

Take a stroll through some of L.A.’s shuttered vintage gay bars.