The Guide to LA Pride in Los Angeles

05/29/2013

Discover Los Angeles

Los Angeles has a long and rich history in the LGBTQ+ community, from one of the country's earliest Pride demonstrations at the Black Cat bar in Silver Lake in 1967, to the world’s first permitted parade advocating for gay rights that was organized in 1970 by Christopher Street West (CSW), an active voice for the LGBTQ+ community across Greater Los Angeles. CSW produces the LA Pride Parade and Festival every June in West Hollywood.

This year, LA Pride expands beyond its traditional weekend of events, featuring official LA Pride community and partnered celebrations across the city. Featured events are taking place at Dodger Stadium, Universal Studios Hollywood, the annual LA Pride Festival in West Hollywood, and culminates with the #ResistMarch.

Gay Los Angeles: Legendary Bingo

04/24/2013

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Legendary Bingo at Hamburger Mary’s in West Hollywood is a whole different animal. Inappropriate behavior is not only encouraged—it’s demanded. 

TAG-Approved Hotels in Los Angeles

03/15/2013

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By Mike Ciriaco

"I think businesses ought to treat their customers right. Even their gay customers," said Sean Penn's titular character in the film Milk. In the never-ending battle for LGBT rights, economic equality is synonymous with social equality, and in a capitalistic society, every purchase is like casting a ballot. Gay consumers make a political statement anytime they decide which airline to fly, on which fast food to chow down and which hotels to patronize.

This necessity for queer-friendly accommodations inspired San Francisco-based Community Marketing, Inc to create the TAG Approved Program. Founded in 1997, the TAG recognizes “LGBT-welcoming” hotels, resorts and B&Bs that meet acceptance standards by adding them to a directory—a cost-effective way to reach gay and lesbian consumers throughout North America. Although a boon to gay travelers, TAG's primary motivation was to benefit 'out' hotel employees.

Seek out the following TAG-approved hotels, located in these Los Angeles regions: Downtown, Hollywood, West Hollywood, LAX, Westside, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, San Fernando Valley and Pasadena.

Find out more about the TAG Approved Program and view a map of TAG-approved hotels after the jump.

TAG-Approved LA Hotels

03/01/2013

Discover Los Angeles

Founded in 1997, the TAG Approved Program rewards “LGBT-welcoming” hotels, resorts and B&Bs that meet acceptance standards by adding them to a directory—a cost-effective way to reach gay and lesbian consumers throughout North America. Although a boon to gay travelers, TAG's primary motivation was to benefit 'out' hotel employees.

Gay Los Angeles: East Side Style

12/11/2012

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LA's gay East Side has a sense of style all its own. To look the part while checking out the area, head straight to these establishments, all of which know a thing or two about looking 'hip.'

Gay Los Angeles: The Valley

12/10/2012

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The San Fernando Valley is home to a slew of shopping, eats and adventures that will make a ride over Mulholland Drive (or the roundabout 101 Freeway) well worth the effort.

Top Gay Stars of the Los Angeles Dining Scene

12/10/2012

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Oscar Wilde said, “After a good dinner, one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relatives.” If you’re in need of such a meal, these gay and lesbian culinary experts have a proven history of delivering LA’s best.

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