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collage of queer zine covers
Ziba Perez, June 01, 2021

Every year in June the City of Los Angeles celebrates Pride Month. 2020 marked the 50th anniversary of L.A. Pride. This year, in the spirit of celebrating Pride month through queer zines, I asked Maira McDermott of Bay Area Queer Zine Fest some questions.


Collage of LGBTQIA feature films
Sheryn Morris, June 27, 2020

Over the years there have been many LGBTQIA feature films, such as My Beautiful Laundrette,


Colorized photo of gay fathers march down Santa Monica Boulevard during the 17th annual Gay Pride Parade
Anne Olivier, June 26, 2020

On June 28, 1970, the very first Pride Parade in Los Angeles was held on Hollywood Boulevard, one year after the Stonewall uprising in New York City.


Ryan La Sala and his debut novel, Reverie
Daryl M., February 13, 2020

Ryan La Sala grew up in Connecticut, but only physically.


George Michael
Keith Chaffee, June 21, 2019

George Michael was born on June 25, 1963. For a decade beginning in the mid-1980s, Michael was one of America’s biggest pop stars, topping the charts with 11 #1 hit singles. His success lasted even longer in England, where he continued producing hit songs into the mid-2000s.


Section of a map of Downtown Los Angeles
Neale Stokes, June 20, 2019

In the latest, Pride-themed episode of Stories from the Map Cave, map librarian Glen Creason walks us through some significant landmarks and events in Los Angeles' LGBTQIA history. Watch below:


Author Felice Picano and his latest book
Wendy Westgate, June 18, 2019

Felice Picano is an author whose work includes novels, stories, poetry, non-fiction, memoirs, plays, and film scripts, with international bestsellers and award winners. In Hollywood, he has worked with Cary Grant and director Frank Perry (Mommy Dearest), among others.


collage of 5 graphic memoirs
Vince Zalkind, June 11, 2019

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. Unfortunately, there is much of gay history that has been forgotten because queer authors and artists weren’t offered publishing opportunities.


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. Although remembered (mostly) by historians of queer history, he has been largely forgotten by the mainstream public.


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