LGBTQ Historic Places in LA: Screening and Panel Conversation

When: Thursday, April 20, 6:30 – 8:30
6:30 pm: check-in begins
7:00 pm: program begins

Where: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
909 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Click here to register.

We hope you can join us for this special screening and panel conversation at ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives. The event will showcase three short films spotlighting significant LGBTQ spaces and civil rights stories, and a special panel conversation will follow.

The films showcase the following locations: The Black Cat (Silver Lake), The Woman’s Building (Chinatown), and Plummer Park, Great Hall/Long Hall (West Hollywood). The event will also explore other LGBTQ historic places throughout Los Angeles.

Panelists to be announced!

Registration fee: $5. Proceeds will go towards funding future activities highlighting more of L.A.’s LGBTQ historic places.

About the Films

LGBTQ Historic Places in L.A. is a film project that aims to bring together a diversity of stories, perspectives, and experiences that reveal the layered historic and cultural importance of LGBTQ places throughout L.A. County. The films are the Conservancy’s latest addition to our Curating the City: LGBTQ Historic Places in L.A. microsite, launched in 2015.

Released in partnership with KCET, each of the three short films showcase a different location—The Black Cat in Silver Lake, The Woman’s Building in Chinatown, and Plummer Park, Great Hall/Long Hall in West Hollywood—and features on-site interviews with community members, as well as archival footage and ephemera. Each film tells part of a broad story about LGBTQ places, as well as their enduring value and increasing relevance today.

The films were made possible through funding provided by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and produced by local media studio, FORM follows FUNCTION.

The Conservancy plans to expand the film series in the future.

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