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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
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Beloved Gay Bar Akbar Raises Upward of $180k to Fund Its Survival

The Silver Lake bar is trying to avoid being next in a series of LGBTQ+ nightlife closures triggered by the pandemic
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The State Is Supposed to Be Collecting Data About COVID in the LGBTQ Community. Where Is It?

Three months after his COVID-tracking bill was signed into law, California State Senator Scott Wiener says he's frustrated by a lack of action
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‘Juno’ Actor Elliot Page Comes Out as Trans in a Powerful Letter to Friends and Fans

“I feel lucky to be writing this. To be here. To have arrived at this place in my life," he wrote
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Another LGBTQ+ Nightlife Destination Has Fallen Victim to the Pandemic

Rage nightclub is the latest in a series of permanent closures for the once-vibrant local scene