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GAY LA: Their Name Still Spells “Lesbian”

When SCWU, or Southern California Women for Understanding, started up in 1976, it quickly became the largest lesbian society in Los Angeles,...

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: Why Have LGBTQ+ Pride Events?

Living in a hyper-liberal bubble like Long Beach, or the entirety of California for that matter, often creates an illusion of peace...

FEATURE: California Families in Focus

Empowering young members of the LGBTQ+ community California Families in Focus (CFF), founded by CEO Maria Angel Macias...

Intersex Rights Bill Tabled Until Next Year

A state bill designed to provide intersex individuals with informed consent for medical treatments regarding their sex characteristics has been pushed to...

CA Legislature to Make PrEP More Accessible

HIV preventative medication could become more easily accessible thanks to Senate Bill 159 –  a piece of legislature that authorize pharmacists to...

UPDATE: Federal Court Grants U.S. Citizenship to Twin son of Brentwood...

A federal judge in California ruled Thursday, Feb. 21 that a son of a gay married couple in Brentwood has been an American citizen...

California Legislation to Prohibit Unnecessary Genital Surgery on Intersex Babies

Legal rights for intersex individuals (people born with variations in their sex characteristics, including genitalia) took a large step forward this week, thanks to...

New Year, New State Law-Mandated Gender Representation

The new year brought a handful of new state laws, including SB179, which allows for a third gender marker option "x" on driver's licenses...

California Welcomes Third Gender Option on Driver’s Licenses, State IDs

A third gender option is now available on California driver’s licenses and state identification cards. This is a major victory for non-binary or gender...

A War on Cross-Dressing: Los Angeles’ Anti-Masquerading Ordinance of 1889 Targeted...

A little over a hundred years after the City of Los Angeles was founded, the Anti-Masquerading Ordinance of 1889 was enacted to intimidate and...

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