Gender Reel Film Festival Brings Trans-Focused Cinema and Art to Long Beach

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While the trans* community is getting a plethora of much-needed exposure, this isn’t to say that advocates haven’t been long at work in developing exposure. This includes the country’s only coast-to-coast festival dedicated to trans* film and performance, Gender...

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Pink Party Moves to Heart of Downtown with ‘Rue le Cirque’ Theme

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After several years of being hosted by the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) in venues ranging from the Pike below the ferris wheel to the East Village Arts District, the Pink Party takes on a whole new dimension, as the...

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‘No Rainbows, Just Rock’: Underground Queer Music Fest to Hit Downtown Long Beach

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The Cut&Paste Rock&Roll Festival is now in its fifth year of celebrating an all-ages, queerer underground pride that has—in the words of co-founder Annie Parkhurst—"no rainbows, just rock."

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Historical Society to Host Forum Discussing the First Year of Its LGBT History Project in Long Beach

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Coming Out in Long Beach, a massive undertaking by the Historical Society of Long Beach (HSLB), has just marked its first full year with its doors open to the public. This unique project is the first of its kind, attempting...

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LGBT History: The Gay Bar As Church

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Long before the LGBT community reaped the benefits of the Stonewall revolution, there was one place and one place only they could commune: the bar.

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QFILMS 2013: Major Features Lineup Announced

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This year's QFilm Festival, the annual celluloid buffet of everything within the LGBTQ filmmaking community that attracted over 1,200 people last year alone, has announced its features lineup while simultaneously celebrating its 20th anniversary.

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Hundreds Come Out for Marriage Equality Celebration

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Hundreds of Long Beach citizens--gay, straight, and everything in between--gathered at The Grand Event Center yesterday evening to celebrate not only the U.S. Supreme Court's shut-down of DOMA's discriminatory policies towards LGBTQ couples, but to also celebrate the Court's...

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Queer Film Exploring Art and Porn to Screen at Art Theatre

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The word porn evokes political sentiments. After all, sex in and of itself is political. And artists A.L. Steiner and A.K. Burns are bringing their politically-charged sex film, Community Action Center, to Long Beach.

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