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Hollywood’s First Out Gay Star Was So Much More

 In the 1920s and 30s, William Haines refused to play by society’s rules.  In the studio system of...

GAY L.A. –Crossdressing Tales of the “Ambisextrous” Julian Eltinge

A closer look at L.A.’s OG drag queen. Once upon a time, in a place that bears a faint resemblance to the Los Angeles we...

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

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

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

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

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...

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...

Remembering Smokey, the Gayest Band Ever

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

What Happened to Sisterhood Bookstore?

With the grand re-opening of the June Mazer Lesbian archives just around the corner, we take a look at the history of one of L.A.’s OG Lesbian bookstores.

In 1950s Hollywood, He Was the Guy to Call For Gay...

A new documentary explores the life and times of Scotty Bowers, a “procurer to the stars.”

What Happens at “The Stud Farm”…

In 1969, Hollywood’s Theater VII was where all your wildest cowboy fantasies just might come true.

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