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May 2019

May 12 @ 8:00 am - June 30 @ 5:00 pm
Hollywood Museum, 1660 N Highland Ave
Hollywood, CA 90028 United States

REEL TO REAL: Portrayals and Perceptions of LGBTQs in Hollywood

With more than 500 artifacts and spanning 100 years, this exciting exhibit is a salute to the LGBTQ community’s contributions to the entertainment industry. It is  an educational, entertaining and, informative retrospective of LGBTQ images in film, TV, and new digital platforms featuring costumes, props, photos, and iconic imagery all telling the story of the milestones and influence that LGBTQ characters and plot lines have had in Hollywood from early stereotypes in silent films to modern-day representations.   Wednesdays –…

May 17 - September 8
Long Beach Museum of Art, 2300 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90803 United States

Patrick Angus: Voyeur

This May, the Long Beach Museum of Art presents a large-scale retrospective of the work of American painter Patrick Angus. The expansive exhibition of paintings and works on paper allows intimate insights into the development of Angus’s body of work, revealing a window to his personal life and the New York City gay scene. In 1992, the artist died from complications related to AIDS. Since the first presentation of his work at the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany, Angus’s artistic achievements have…

May 17 - September 8
Long Beach Museum of Art, 2300 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90803 United States

Bob Mizer: Vintage Physique

During the span of a nearly 50-year career, American photographer and filmmaker Robert Henry Mizer (b.1922 – d. 1992), universally known as Bob, has been pushing boundaries in both subject matter and medium. Famed for his groundbreaking publication, Physique Pictorial, which launched its first issue in 1951, Mizer’s unique portrayals of male figures are not only instilled with his passion but also reflect and challenge societal notions of masculinity of post-war America.   Thursdays 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Fridays…

May 22 - June 30
West Hollywood, Santa Monica Blvd. and La Cienega Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA United States

One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival

Each year the City of West Hollywood celebrates LGBTQ Pride through art and history, focusing on telling the stories of our community and history. Events take place from Harvey Milk Day (May 22) to June 30. This year the theme is ‘Love is Love.’   Check the website for dates, locations, times, and prices.

May 22 - June 30
West Hollywood, Santa Monica Blvd. and La Cienega Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA United States

Everyone Deserves (A) Love (Poem)

On this 50th anniversary of Stonewall, West Hollywood will transform into a literary salon of love, with a diverse group of queer poets on typewriters helping residents convert their unique love stories into poetry. Anyone may commission and take home a love poem from a testament to the idea that love is love, and every love story is worth a poem.    May 22, 6:30 p.m., at the One City One Pride kickoff June 7, 6:00 p.m., at the Dyke…

May 24 - October 11
West Hollywood Library, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States

Where Love is Illegal

Being LGBTQ is still illegal in 70 countries, and our communities face discrimination, persecution, and violence around the world. Award-winning photographer Robin Hammond’s Where Love is Illegal project has documented the stories and images of many individuals from these countries. Robin Hammond has dedicated his career to documenting human rights and development issues through long-term photographic projects. He has won numerous awards for his work, including four Amnesty International Awards and several other prestigious prizes.

May 30 - June 23
Greenway Court Theatre, 544 N. Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States


A National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere about coming of age and coming out. After graduating from high school, Natalie gets a summer internship working for Jean, her elderly neighbor, on a special project: creating a DIY retirement home for Jean and her two best friends. She helps them set up shop inside Jean’s garage, the former home of Jean’s ex-husband’s Bruce Springsteen cover band, and plan for the next chapter of their lives together. HERLAND is a queer…

June 2019

June 1 - June 30
Santa Monica, 2424 Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90405 United States

SaMo Pride “Miles of Pride” Celebration

For the month of June, The Pier, Santa Monica Place, Third-Street Promenade, and surrounding businesses will celebrate Pride month with an incredible light installation that spans miles of city streets and lights up the sky with a rainbow of colors. The installation, dubbed “Miles of Pride” will serve as a backdrop for a full calendar of events that bring together community, families, and supporters from around the world. With a focus on family-friendly art, events and community connection, City partners…

June 1 - July 13
ace/121 gallery, 121 N. Kenwood St.
Glendale, CA 91206 United States


glendaleOUT is a multi-venue LGBTQIA-based event in collaboration with local chapters of Gay Straight Alliance in the Glendale Unified School District. glendaleOUT is about continuing the queer narrative in Glendale with more voices, more generations, and a broader community reach. It utilizes the process of “coming out” as a means of claiming public space as ourselves in Glendale.   Tuesday – Thursday and Saturday 1:00 -4:00 p.m.

June 2 - September 8
Craft Contemporary, 5814 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States

On the Inside

On The Inside is a group show of LGBTQ+ artists who are currently incarcerated. The art is made from basic materials the prisoners have access to behind bars: mostly letter-sized paper, dull pencils, ball-point pen ink tubes (the hard shell is deemed too dangerous), and unlikely innovations such as using an asthma inhaler with Kool-Aid to create an air brushed painting.   Tuesdays – Fridays 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. First Thursdays…


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