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Aloud logo and rainbow flag
Tina Lerno, June 24, 2018

Numerous LGBTQIA authors, thinkers and entertainers have visited the Mark Taper Auditorium to participate in the Library Foundation of Los Angeles’ ALOUD series.


Comics book covers with LGBTQIA characters
Vince Zalkind, June 23, 2018

The world of comics has long been filled with stories written by young men, for young men, featuring men throwing punches in a never-ending fight for justice, revenge, etc. But times have changed.


Performer Julian Eltinge in and out of drag
Nicholas Beyelia, June 19, 2018

Long before Divine, Charles Pierce, Craig Russell, Jim Bailey, or any contestant on ‘Drag Race’ brought the art of drag performance to mainstream audiences, there was Julian Eltinge.


10 manga titles with their book covers
Yoko Hata, June 15, 2018

LGBTQ themes are not foreign to the manga universe, and in fact, have been around for decades. The most widely read genres of LGBTQ manga are “Boy’s Love” (BL) and “Girl’s Love” (GL). The Japanese express these words in floral terms: “Bara” (Roses) for BL, and “Yuri” (Lilies) for GL.


Photograph caption dated May 27, 1983 reads, "Some of the 5,000 people who rallied at Westwood Federal Building in support of more AIDS research funds."
Photo Friends, June 01, 2018

June is LGBTQIA Pride Month, a time to remember the challenges that the LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual) community has faced and to commemorate the contributions they have made.


3 graphic novel book covers
Marissa Thompson, March 29, 2018

On March 9, we delved into some of the ways female-written and female-fronted comics are shaking up the comic book community.


3 comic book covers featuring women
Tina Lerno, March 09, 2018

The comic book world has long been the domain of men. Both in readers and writers. That is slowly changing, and it’s good news!


French duellist and opera singer Julie d'Aubigny (1670–1707). Anonymous print.
Alan Westby, June 28, 2017

LGBT Pride Month gives us an opportunity to discover a fascinating character from the early days of French opera.


RuPaul
Keith Kesler, June 27, 2017

RuPaul spilled the tee on a few of his favorite books and movies at his Central Library talk.


James Barlow, left, also known as Jeri Ryan, and August Coy, also known as Irene Paston, at the city hall police station. Photograph dated November 27, 1944.
Christina Rice, June 12, 2017

Prior to the late 1970s, LGBT coverage in the Los Angeles Herald Examiner (previously the Herald Express) was extremely limited. Any photos in our image archive from the newspaper focus exclusively on men being arrested for "masquerading" as women.


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