Passport Gay LA Quiz

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1) What is the oldest film festival in Los Angeles, the world capital of cinema?

A.     Downtown LA Film Festival

B.     Los Angeles Film Festival

C.    OUTFEST Los Angeles

D.    Pan-African Film Festival

2) Which of the two following L.A. museums recently jointly acquired the complete archives of iconic gay photographer Robert Mapplethorpe?

A.     Annenberg Space for Photography and California African America Museum

B.     Fowler Museum at UCLA and Skirball Cultural Center

C.    Hammer Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

D.    J. Paul Getty Museum and Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

3) Los Angeles is the birthplace of which of these LGBT institutions:

A.     The acronym PRIDE, now commonly used in conjunction with gay celebrations worldwide

B.     The Advocate, the oldest and largest LGBT publication in the U.S.

C.    The first ongoing gay rights group in the nation

D.    The first office of the national advocacy group Parents and Friends of Lesbians And Gays (PFLAG)

E.     All of the above


1. C. Outfest, that nation’s largest LGBT film festival celebrates its 31th anniversary in 2013.

2.  D. The J. Paul Getty Museum and LACMA jointly acquired Mapplethorpe’s archives in 2011.  Together, they are preparing major retrospectives of the artist’s life and work at each museum in 2016.

3. E.  The Advocate was first published as a local newsletter by the activist group PRIDE (Personal Rights in Defense and Education) in Los Angeles. The nation’s first sustained gay rights group, The Mattachine Society, was founded in 1950 by Harry Hay, considered the “Father of the Gay Rights Movement.” The first PFLAG office was established in Los Angeles in 1981 under founding president Adele Starr.


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