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."

Fred 62 interior at night

Gay Los Angeles: 24-Hour Diners

11/18/2014

Frontiers LA

One of the reasons to visit Los Angeles is that there's just so much to do here - celebrity sightseeing, shopping on Melrose or Rodeo Drive, sunbathing in Venice, nightclubbing in Hollywood. With so many activities to check off your to-do list, when will you find the time to eat? Fortunately, L.A. has diners open 24-7 in nearly every neighborhood. We've listed some of the best late-night restaurants in the city.

The Abbey Food & Bar

LGBTQ Nightlife in Los Angeles

07/17/2014

Discover Los Angeles

LGBTQ nightlife in Los Angeles is incredibly diverse and offers something for everyone, whether you check out the hot spots in West Hollywood, explore the historic Silver Lake area, or feel the energy of Downtown L.A. Discover these can't-miss, LGBTQ-friendly favorites and tell your friends back home that there's no place like LGBTQ Los Angeles.

Gay Los Angeles: Romantic Dining

03/14/2014

Frontiers LA

It's time for your romantic L.A. getaway - you’ve got the roses, you’ve got the chocolates, you’ve got your lucky pair of undies on - now it’s time to figure out your dinner plans. We’ve put together a special evening just for you, starting with champagne and ending with cupcakes. Anything that comes in between (or after) is just a bonus.

Starline Tours LGBT Itinerary for Los Angeles

02/03/2014

Discover Los Angeles

Starline Tours is featuring a new LGBT Itinerary for Los Angeles, providing an insider’s guide to experiencing the many LGBT faces of LA. Using the Starline CitySightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off service, LGBT visitors can enjoy touring the city from the unique viewpoint of an open-top double-decker bus. With this itinerary, LGBT visitors can cover a week’s worth of excitement in 48 hours and go back home with unforgettable memories from one of the world’s most dynamic and LGBT-friendly cities.

The LGBT Itinerary features many locations of interest to LGBT travelers, along with the corresponding Hop-on Hop-off tour routes and stops numbers, and is downloadable from the Starline CitySightseeing website. Discounted 48-hour unlimited tickets may be purchased in advance at www.citysightseeingla.com.

Following are a few of the highlights featured in the Starline Tours LGBT itinerary, with stops spread out along the main Starline Hop-On Hop-Off routes.

Discover LGBTQ History in Los Angeles

06/04/2013

Discover Los Angeles

Los Angeles has a long history of acceptance and groundbreaking advancements in the LGBTQ movement, including the world’s first LGBTQ parade in 1970. Along with the vibrant and active LGBTQ community, the City of Los Angeles celebrates LGBTQ Heritage Month every June. Explore Los Angeles through the lens of L.A.’s pioneering LGBT history.

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.

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