Monday, March 4, 2024


A holiday ode to the queer bars of Long Beach’s Gayborhood—and every queer bar in the world

The holidays can be a convoluted emotional bag for those within the queer community—and this is a dedication and reminder that whether surrounded by love or still searching to find some form of it, our bars are more than just bars: They're our churches.

Long Beach Pride will return to historical May date come 2024

After a series of community meetings following a lack of expected attendance numbers at this year's awkwardly timed August Pride festival, organizers are returning the celebration to its historical May date.

A gem of queer history lost: Long Beach LGBTQ+ pioneer Bob Crow dies

After a struggle with stage four lung cancer, Long Beach gay pioneer Bob Crow—one of the founding members of Long Beach Pride, Long Beach's largest event minus the Grand Prix—has died at the age of 78.

Long Beach Pride to have a first of its kind, thanks to Jewels: A stage entirely dedicated to the art of drag—all types of...

In what is thought to be a first of its kind, as the country continues to battle over the art of drag, Long Beach Pride is doubling down with a stage dedicated entirely to drag during its two-day festival.

The appearance of Long Beach butch queer Angie Evans on RuPaul’s Drag Race is much more important than it seems

Queer unity can often be filtered through a rose-tinted lens—but for a show as campy as RuPaul's Drag Race can be, this particular episode featuring a Long Beach business owner seizing her vulnerability opens the door for many future, rich conversations for queers.

After a coordinated homophobic clash, Casita Bookstore in Long Beach continues to thrive by loving everyone

The bookstore's entire aura is about letting kids be seen and represented as they wish to be—an irony considering a group of men coordinated an incident to tell them they were going to hell because a drag queen was reading books to children about empowerment, strength in self-identity, and being an overall good person.

Long Beach deserves a designated LGBTQ+ district—and it’s more than just the naming of it

The city's proposed LGBTQ+ district is not only a long time in the making from a political perspective, but one in which queer history is intimately attached to a public project like never before in Long Beach.

Drag star Tammie Brown performs for Wilson High students—and makes history to do so

She's one of the most influential figures in the art of drag—but she is never too famous or too busy to take a walk in nature with the kids.