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

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

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+...

“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,...

The Radicalized foundation of PRIDE for the LGBTQ+ Community

Considered a more radical LGBTQ+ activist group, Personal Rights in Defense and Education (PRIDE), was founded in 1966 and paved the way for radical...

The Founding Folk of L.A. Were LGBTQ-Friendly, Celebrated “Two-Spirited” Tribe Members

LGBTQ+ history in Los Angeles begins well before Los Angeles even existed. Before colonial settlers took over in 1781, L.A. was called Yang Na...

Remembering an Unjustly Forgotten LGBTQ+ Author

Richard Hall’s stories are unflinching about gay life. So why isn’t he remembered more widely? It’s no secret that during the ‘80s and...

LGBT HISTORY MONTH: Los Angeles’ First Porn Theatre Getting Renovated

Often titled the oldest stage venue in Los Angeles, Theatre Merced has a long standing, titillating history in the LGBTQ+ community. In January 1971,...

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...

The Category Is… L.A. Realness

“Pose” may have brought New York’s legendary ball scene to life. For LGBTQ+ Angelenos, vogue balls are just as vibrant a part of L.A....

LGBTQ+ Historical Drama, “Twentieth Century Way” at Long Beach Playhouse

As the play-within-a-play unfurls, theatre attendees will leave, feeling the urgency to help the fellow Man. The Long Beach Playhouse’s “The Twentieth Century Way” is...

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