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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.

Keith Kesler, June 27, 2017

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

Detail of the back of one photo.
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.

film projector projecting rainbow stream of light with the words lgbt classic films you should not miss
Rudy Ruiz, June 14, 2017

I have been a fan of classic movies ever since I began checking out VHS tapes from my local library (Santa Maria Public Library) in my tween years at the dawn of the 1990’s. Cable was a luxury my working-class family did not always have.

LGBTQ Pride & Music: Get Into The Groove
Eileen Ybarra, June 09, 2017

June is LBGTQ Pride month! This is a great time to celebrate the resilience, courage and contributions of the LGBTQ community. Of course, what would a celebration be without some music?

Joseph Hansen
James Sherman, June 17, 2016

“The point of fiction is to give the reader for a few hours the chance to be somebody else, to broaden and deepen his understanding of himself and the strangers among whom he has to pass his days.

Downtown Los Angeles, George Coupland Thomas, Thomas Brothers Map Company, 1946.
Glen Creason, June 06, 2016

Previously, in writing about Pershing Square I neglected to describe the essential role the place had in the Gay history of Los Angeles. This post is an attempt to redress that lack of research and to recognize LGBT month at Los Angeles Public Library.

Christina Rice, June 01, 2016

The 1984 Olympic Summer Games were a considerable success for the United States as both a host and competitor.

Linda Rudell-Betts, June 16, 2015

A number of years ago, a young man came to the reference desk with a question for the Social Science, Philosophy & Religion department librarians.  He asked me why books about gay men were next to the shelves with incest and sexual bondage books.  He said that wasn't how he was at a

Drum major Terry Dunn, leads the 100-member G.A.Y. Freedom Band down Santa Monica, June 22, 1981.
Xochitl Oliva, June 01, 2015

On June 14, the Los Angeles Public Library LGBT Services Committee will be leading the first official contingent of Library staff, friends, and family to march in the L.A. Pride Parade, a TLGB celebration. The group of 100 will form a human rainbow marching down Santa Monica Blvd.