Welcome to the first of hopefully many in our Queer Girl City Guides 2. This Los Angeles City Guide has been a massive group effort, building off a city guide co-authored two years ago by two incredible Autostraddle readers, Jill and Al. Image: The all-female automotive team at a gas station in Hollywood, Los Angeles has been very gay for a very long time. Most of these natives were relocated, dislocated or wiped out by invading settlers.
A Different Light (bookstore)
Queer Girl City Guide: Los Angeles | Autostraddle
The independent bookstore seems to be a dying breed. That is even truer of the specialty independent: the bookstore that services a specific clientele, with curated offerings to fit the community. The places are treasure troves of rare and under-appreciated books. They are where you can find the entire breadth of gay YA, every trans autobiography, and all the lesbian graphic novels your heart desires. More than that, they stand as community pillars, providing access to the representation which we so often thirst for. Somehow, I managed to find 50 queer bookstores to visit this Pride Month. Recently, the Ann Arbor—based bookstore Common Language took to social media to lament their lack of customers.
73 Lesbian-Owned Businesses and Queer Shops To Support This Holiday Season!
Since , this post has only been updated once, in mid, just to indicate which stores are out of business. It will be renovated entirely before the holiday season. We offer discounted rates to queer-owned businesses and are working on a dedicated listing page as well.
Leigh was impressed enough with Laurila's knowledge of LGBT literature and business acumen that in he suggested they look at opening a specialty bookstore in the USA. It was felt that the Los Angeles gay and lesbian community both needed and was able to support a specialty gay and lesbian bookstore. Leigh remained in Ontario, where he was a corporate lawyer for Texaco 's Canadian division. His ideas and enthusiasm were infectious and help make the first year very successful. For 22 years the store were immensely successful and influential.