A Tour of LA's Gay Landmarks — Studio One, Cooper Do-Nuts & MoreNew York and Berlin get all the love from historians, but L.A. is where much of the modern LGBTQ movement began, including the first gay uprising, AIDS walk, and synagogue. “More lesbian and gay institutions started in Los Angeles than anywhere else on…
Inside the Echo Park Bungalow That's a Shrine to Gay Male Sexuality (and So Much More)Los Angeles is full of iconic homes, but no residence has been more important to the gay community than the house at 1421 Laveta Terrace. The Echo Park bungalow was once home to erotic artist Tom of Finland (born Touko…
8 Great LGBTQ Wrestlers for Pride Month Chaotic Wrestling 8 Great is our new, extremely original listicle series where we take a break from snark and negativity to focus on the positive and list eight of our favorite examples of something great from pro wrestling. Matches, performers, shows — whatever is helping us enjoy wrestling…
Budweiser's Asexual Ad Didn't Go Over Well on TwitterIn a weird attempt by Budweiser to glom good Pride vibes, the brewer tweeted photos of Pride flag-inspired cups, with handy explanations of what the various colors represent—to which the ‘verse responded with a resounding nope. One post, aimed at explaining the asexual flag, is getting is…
A New Exhibit Allows LGBTQ Inmates to Reach Out from Behind BarsAmerica has the highest incarceration rate of any country in the world—more than 2 million people, according a 2018 report by the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Life behind bars is traumatic, even more so for LGBTQ prisoners who are at greater risk for…
Santa Monica Goes Big at Its First Pride CelebrationThe inspiration for SaMo Pride, Downtown Santa Monica’s first Pride celebration came from an unexpected source—their holiday lights. During the 2018 holiday season, they installed a rainbow of colored lights overhead on one block of the Santa Monica Promenade, and called it “Rainbow Road.” Mackenzie Carter, the…
The Best L.A. Pride Celebrations, from West Hollywood Pride to Dyke DayAs June rolls around each year, we bust out the rainbow flags and prepare to celebrate all things Pride. Los Angeles holds the distinction of being the home of the first public LGBTQ Pride parade ever staged, and West Hollywood Pride remains one of…
Meet the First Drag Queen to Be Elected to Public Office in CaliforniaMaebe A. Girl, an L.A.-based drag queen known for her satirical impressions of Melania Trump, Betsy DeVos, and Sarah Huckabee Sanders, recently became the first drag performer elected to public office in California.Maebe has been elected to the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council, where…
Ellen Page Reminds Chris Pratt About His Church's LGBTQ IssueChris Pratt is often thought of as one of Hollywood’s most likable—and most bankable—leading men, but Ellen Page isn’t having it. After the actor discussed his religion and a recent spiritual fast he did on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Page tweeted “But his church…
What's Really Behind Grindr's Sudden Slash of Its News Site INTO?In August, 2017, the dating app Grindr launched INTO, a website focused on LGBTQ-oriented news and culture. For nearly a year and a half, the site grew, with coverage of everything from the treatment of queer individuals in Chechnya to weekly recaps of RuPaul’s Drag…
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