Transgiving Dinner Party with Your Chosen L.A. Family

Because sometimes family looks different in the queer community. By Jorge Paniagua When Mariana Marroquin, the current program manager of the Trans Wellness Center in Los...

Gay L.A. COLUMN – Who Is Michael Childers?

The photographer, whose work is being exhibited at the ONE Archives, has always turned his lens toward gayness. One could argue that film and photography...

5 of the Best Local Queer Shops to Visit on Small Business Saturday

Trailing Thanksgiving are two more important holidays. That’s right, Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. With all the deals, discounts and more more moreness...

Long Beach LGBTQ+ Novelty Shop “Hot Stuff” Up in Flames Friday Night

After 45 Long Beach firefighters battled a blazing fire almost an hour and a half, local LGBTQ+ novelty shop Hot Stuff was left blackened...

“RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” Announces Returning Queens for Season 4

Following the record-breaking tenth season of VH1’s “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” VH1 has announced the queens returning to the mainstage to compete in the fourth...

Fighting HIV in the Latino Community of Los Angeles

The Latino community of Los Angeles makes up nearly half of new HIV diagnoses. To spread awareness and honor Dia de Los Muertos, AltaMed...

10 Reasons Halloween is the Best Queer Holiday

The memories of yesterday's Halloween chaos recede to the back of your mind, much like the migraine creeping up the back of your skull....

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...

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....

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