April 7, 2020 The Newspaper Serving LGBT Los Angeles

Category: HISTORY


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...

Black, Queer and Proud

February 2, 2019

February 2, 2019

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

GAY L.A. – In 1958, Gay Rights Won For the First Time

January 23, 2019

January 23, 2019

When the Supreme Court sided with a gay magazine, history was made. Before the 1950s, America didn’t have any gay...

GAY L.A.: The Last Los Angeles Bathhouse

January 14, 2019

January 14, 2019

Before the AIDS epidemic, bathhouses acted as a community center. But with way more sex. “To the left of me,”...

GAY L.A. COLUMN: Meet You On the Other Side

December 19, 2018

December 19, 2018

Remembering L.A.’s last great piano bar. Earlier this month, the New York Times ran a profile of Steve Ross, one...

Queer Origins of America’s Favorite Holidays

December 16, 2018

December 16, 2018

Before Puritans decided that Christmas and Thanksgiving were wholesome family-oriented festivals, they were X-rated queer sex fests. Historically, humans have...

The Fruitful Reign of Los Angeles’ Queer Mother Karina Samala

December 9, 2018

December 9, 2018

Since the 1990s, one woman has been keeping queer culture alive from Long Beach to L.A. With Ryan Murphy’s “Pose”...

40 Years After Harvey Milk’s Death: Where Are We Now?

November 27, 2018

November 27, 2018

About 41 years ago, first openly gay elected official Harvey Milk made history after winning a seat on the San...