October 14, 2019 The Newspaper Serving LGBT Los Angeles

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DEAR AIDAN: Feeling Idle in Los Angeles

October 3, 2019

October 3, 2019

Dear Aidan, I know it seems like a stupid simple problem but I just moved to Los Angeles area and...

GAY LA: The Fate of Damron Address Book?

July 14, 2019

July 14, 2019

Before AIDS, Airbnb and Grindr changed the face of gay life forever, there were limited ways of finding your people,...

GAY LA: Their Name Still Spells “Lesbian”

May 29, 2019

May 29, 2019

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

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...

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...

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. 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...

GAY L.A. – How Lesbian Filmmaker Dorothy Arzner Transformed Filmmaking

October 29, 2018

October 29, 2018

During a time when filmmaking was all about grit, the all-but-out Arzner rose to the top. Early Hollywood was full...

GAY L.A.: The Long Fight for Bisexual Visibility

September 21, 2018

September 21, 2018

BiPOL, one of the first national organizations for bisexual awareness, made way for a host of bi resources in California....

Remembering Smokey, the Gayest Band Ever

May 24, 2018

May 24, 2018

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