I am a graduate student at USC researching and writing about queer (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender) history in Los Angeles. I'm particularly interested in the geography of queer life during the 1930s-early 1970s - where the bars and/or cafes where, where people lived, where cruising happened, where police harassment was focused, etc. I am also interested in connections between gay politics & other progressive issues - racial justice, labor, etc. - during this era.
I am definitely interested in Echo Park, but also LA as a whole.
Any resources, or anyone who remembers the era, would be very much appreciated!
I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Hello. You might want to check with the Tom of Finland Foundation. They are actually based in Echo Park on Laveta Terrace.