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Exterior of The Abbey in West Hollywood

The Abbey: The Story of an L.A. Icon

06/09/2016

Elina Shatkin

When David Cooley decided to open The Abbey in 1991, the bar scene in West Hollywood looked much different than it does now. Cooley, an Ohioan by way of Las Vegas, moved to the city in 1981, at the start of the AIDS crisis. "When I was coming to bars on Santa Monica Boulevard, it was not as open," he says. "There were no front patios where you could have a cigarette. It was all behind closed doors and through back alleys."

Gay Los Angeles: Legendary Bingo

04/24/2013

Frontiers LA

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 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

Frontiers LA

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

Frontiers LA

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.

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