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L.A.’s Role in the LGBTQ Liberation Movement Takes the Spotlight in a New Doc

Director Gregorio Davila's 'L.A. A Queer History' tells the gripping story of the struggle for gay liberation in Los Angeles from the turn of the 20th century on

Amid a War and a Global Pandemic, Local Groups Supporting Queer Armenians Saw an Opportunity to Build Community

How Equality Armenia and other L.A.-based organizations are seizing a moment to make a difference
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Exclusive: A Saturday Showdown Is in the Works Over Trans Blowup at Wi Spa

Amid calls for a boycott and a planned protest, the Westlake spa responds to the viral incident
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L.A. Lost a Gay Landmark in Oil Can Harry’s—but Memories Live On

In the wake of the legendary club's permanent closure, former employees walk us through highlights from its history
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In 1970, a Group of Gay Angelenos Plotted to Turn a Rural California County into a Gay Utopia

Los Angeles Gay Liberation Front created a media firestorm by declaring it would relocate gays to remote Alpine County to vote themselves into power. The plan failed—but it turned out that was the idea all along
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Trans During a Plague: The Pitfalls and Unexpected Positives of Pandemic Life

For some in L.A.’s trans and gender-nonconforming community, the COVID-19 pandemic presented an opportunity. For others, it complicated an already fraught experience
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‘Drag Is Literally for Everyone’: How Göttmik Is Making ‘Drag Race’ History

Göttmik recently became the first trans man to compete on 'RuPaul's Drag Race.' He hopes he won't be the last
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Local Officials Are Worried About NYE Partiers Coming Back from Mexico

Despite a deadly surge in virus cases, a travel advisory and mandatory quarantine period are operating on the honor system
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West Hollywood to Add Black, Brown, and Trans Representation to Rainbow Crosswalks

“The symbols we use, the representations we highlight, matters," says activist Amber Hikes
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DA George Gascón Wanted to Scrap Hate Crimes Enhancements. LGBTQ Voters Fought Back

L.A. County’s newly minted District Attorney reversed course on the unpopular reform, but some worry it’s a sign of things to come