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Los Angeles has much to offer the queer vagabond in us all. From the thriving nightlife scene in West Hollywood, to the newer bars and clubs downtown, there are lots of reasons to spend a long weekend in this California oasis of culture. Here, we list three spots in the Los Angeles area to stay when you party and play.   Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills A short Uber ride away from the watering holes of West Hollywood, the Avalon tucked away in...

Langer’s Deli, a 72-year-old delicatessen in Los Angeles’ Westlake neighborhood, allegedly ejecting a lesbian couple earlier this month for kissing during the city’s Pride weekend celebration. The restaurant has since said that it forbids kissing of any sort, but the ejected lesbians think the restaurant targeted them for being a same-sex couple. In a statement about the incident, lesbian customer Rachel Curry wrote: “My date and I had finished eating and we shared a kiss in our booth. Suddenly a man...

The owner of Langer’s Deli, a popular eatery in Los Angeles, has come under fire after he allegedly demanded a gay couple leave his restaurant last Saturday when he saw them kissing. But he insists he wasn’t being homophobic and that the whole thing has been blown out of proportion. Earlier this week, Rachel Curry, accused the deli’s owner, Norm Langer, of creating an “unsafe space” for LGBTQ people when he hovered over her table with a walkie-talkie and humiliated...

Pride season is in full bloom, with rainbows appearing on walls and crosswalks and even the parking lot behind the Lululemon in West Hollywood (photo above). And we have not even gotten to the socks, t-shirt and underwear yet. To celebrate Stonewall 50 around the world, we’ve collected some favorite rainbow-themed selfie spots, perfect for popping a pic and letting the world know how you are celebrating your pride. Birmingham Artists with the organization Color Bham, in Birmingham, Ala., brought a big...

Although no credible terrorist threat has been called in against today’s Pride celebration in Los Angeles, law enforcement sources have told the media that the the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department has stepped up security measures to thwart any possible mass attack. TMZ reports, “Law enforcement will be using an array of vehicles as barriers, for the first time, to shore up vulnerable areas along the route and surrounding area. Of course, both uniformed and undercover cops will be on the...

Beloved queer crooner Spencer Day is a busy guy, no more so than during pride month when he’ll performing in clubs from LA to SF to NYC. “My birthday happens to fall on the Stonewall anniversary, which is fun,” he told GayCities in early June. Catch him in San Francisco at Feinstein’s at the Nikko June 14-15. And then he’ll perform at Rockwell Table & Stage Sunday night June 16. The shows will include material from his recent album “Angel City” and a...

A California court ruled in favor of a man who was denied service at a barber shop because he’s HIV-positive. In 2017, the owner of the King of Kuts barbershop in Los Angeles, Ramsy Milton, refused to cut personal trainer Nikko Briteramos’s hair and said that no one who worked at the shop could either after he found out that Briteramos is living with HIV. Milton allegedly said that he was worried that his “celebrity clientele” would stop coming to the...

Half the fun of pride is putting your most fabulous self together for it. There are the outfits. There are the shoes. There are sunglasses and pride t-shirts and shorts to be ironed out before the main event. But why simply shop, when you can combine it with performances, delicious food, fashion and prizes? Check out special appearances by Peppermint, Vanderpump Rules star Billie Lee, and the Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus. Better yet? All pride month, Macy’s is partnering with The Trevor...

The first L.A. Pride Parade was held on June 28, 1970, in commemoration of the previous year’s Stonewall Riots. It was one of the first cities in the world to host a parade advocating for LGBTQ rights and progressive political change. The parade takes place in West Hollywood and is organized by the Christopher Street West Association, founded by Reverend Troy Perry and two of his friends, Mr. Morris Kight and Reverend Bob Humphries. Before the first parade, Perry said that...
LGBTQ Synagogue

As Hanukah continues to roll out, let’s shine a light on a historic synagogue that was the first to be run by LGBTQ Jewish members. In Los Angeles, California stands the Beth Chayim Chadashim or the House of New Life Synagogue. This building is a cultural landmark as it is the world’s first LGBTQ synagogue. The BBC was founded in 1972 on the principle of including and celebrating a diverse community of people practicing the Jewish faith. Speaking to Buzzfeed, the BBC’s...
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A man is suing the Ritz-Carlton in downtown Los Angeles after he says homophobic abuse at the hands of a hotel pool employee caused his blood pressure to skyrocket and his kidneys to flare up. The alleged incident happened in July 2017. Angel De Los Santos says he and his boyfriend were minding their own business while relaxing by the pool when an employee approached to say “you don’t belong here” and questioned how they could afford a room at...
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Jeremy Sanchez had been bullied because of his bisexuality. A Los Angeles high school student was found dead this week, allegedly murdered by a former boyfriend, the Los Angeles Times reports. The body of Jeremy Sanchez, a 17-year-old junior at South El Monte High School, was discovered Wednesday in the bushes along San Gabriel River Trail. A 16-year-old friend has been arrested on suspicion of Sanchez’s murder and is awaiting arraignment at a juvenile detention center. The suspect, unnamed because he is...
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Travis Wall stars in the mesmermizing dance Art is a powerful thing — it can uplift, empower, break barriers, and heal. That’s everything this new version of This Is Me does and more. From the Hugh Jackman-starrer The Greatest Showman, This Is Me is a song about being who you are and being confident. In the movie, the people appearing in PT Barnum’s show (aka oddities) sing it, with a bearded woman taking the lead. In this new take, Broadway veteran Shoshana...
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British singing sensation Sam Smith and his adorable actor boyfriend Brandon Flynn are definitely the talk of the gay town, and their A-list relationship has garnered a surprising amount of interest from the paparazzi. For as much as I want to see Bella Hadid's pita pocket as she gets out of a car or Justin Bieber's nude pics (um, actually I do want to see those) I'm glad that the paps are spending their time capturing the adorable gay...

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OMG. American actor and model Max Emerson hasn’t been shy about showing off his assets on social media. The 29-year-old previously went skinny dipping and stripped...

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