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Use this map to explore historic places important to our LGBTQ heritage.

Please note: Although some places on this map have been advocacy issues for the Conservancy, there is no direct correlation between the map and our advocacy activities. 

Just because a place is, or isn't, on this map does not mean that it will, or won't, be an advocacy issue for the Conservancy at some point. 

Similarly, this map represents a cross section of LGBTQ historic places in Los Angeles County and is not an exhaustive list of places that are important in the history of the LGBTQ community. As more information is uncovered, new content will be added over time. Do you know of a place that should be included? Let us know!

To start exploring, click anywhere on the map or use the search and filter fields right below it. Your results will appear below this text.

Or, browse through the buildings listed below, in no particular order.

Photo by Laura Dominguez/L.A. Conservancy

Paramount Pictures

Paramount Pictures reveals the evolution of Hollywood film studios in the twentieth century and is home to a rich collection of historic buildings.
Photo by Laura Dominguez/L.A. Conservancy

Metropolitan Community Church

The Metropolitan Community Church provided LGBTQ Christians and other religious groups with a safe and inclusive place for worship.
Photo by Laura Dominguez/L.A. Conservancy

Bob Mizer Residence and Studio

Photographer Bob Mizer founded one of the first erotic art publications from his studio and home in Pico-Union in the 1940s.
Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Tom of Finland House

Artist Tom of Finland played an important role in changing public perceptions of erotic art in Los Angeles.
Photo by Trudi Sandmeier

Isherwood-Bachardy Residence

Renowned author Christopher Isherwood lived here with his partner Don Bachardy for the last thirty years of his life.
Photo by Laura Dominguez/L.A. Conservancy

Club Ripples

Since 1972, Club Ripples has been an important social and political center in Long Beach's LGBTQ community.
2218 E. First St., formerly home to Redz. Photo by Manuel Huerta/L.A. Conservancy

Redz (Former)

One of the few lesbian bars to cater to Latinas opened in Boyle Heights in the 1950s.
Hollywood Boulevard east of Highland Avenue, near the parade's starting point. Photo by Laura Dominguez/L.A. Conservancy

Christopher Street West / L.A. Pride Parade

Christopher Street West spearheaded the world's first LGBTQ pride parade in Hollywood in 1970.
Photo by Laura Dominguez/L.A. Conservancy

Samuel-Novarro Residence

During the 1930s, gay silent film star Ramon Novarro lived in this dramatic Lloyd Wright-designed hillside residence.
Photo by Laura Dominguez/L.A. Conservancy

Lincoln Heights Jail

The Art Deco Lincoln Heights Jail was infamous for having a separate wing to house its high numbers of gay inmates.

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