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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.


Greg Louganis mid dive
Christina Rice, June 01, 2016

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


stack of books with lgbt sign
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 all.


Map: West Hollywood: the Community in Action, Community Business Promotions, 1993
Glen Creason, June 01, 2015

To honor LGBT Heritage Month at the library we present this pictorial map of West Hollywood, one of America’s most enlightened cities. Street maps from as recently as the 1970’s ignored the growing power of the gay community in the little city between Beverly Hills and Hollywood.


Franke Goode, 17, left; Francis J. Socwell, 18.
Christina Rice, June 01, 2015

As a mainstream news outlet in the 20th Century, it's probably not surprising that the Los Angeles Herald Express (later Herald Examiner) newspaper gave little coverage to the LGBTQIA community.


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