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Los Angeles City Historical Society Webinar on ONE Archives Foundation

The LA City Historical Society presents a webinar and Q&A on ONE Archives Foundation, the oldest active LGTBQ organization in the US, based in West Hollywood

Los Angeles City Historical Society is hosting an online talk with ONE Archives Foundation, the oldest active LGTBQ organization in the US, based in West Hollywood. The webinar is Thursday, June 8, 2023 from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm. This is a free event but registration is required.

Founded in 1952 as ONE Inc., the publisher of ONE Magazine, ONE Archives Foundation is dedicated to telling the accurate and authentic stories of LGBTQ+ people, history, and culture.

ONE will present on LGBTQ histories of Los Angeles, including the leading role the organization itself has played in documenting history and securing freedoms for the LGBTQ community.

During World War II, widespread social changes gave way to the rise of queer communities in urban centers, especially in port cities like Los Angeles. Young men and women embraced newfound personal freedoms, even as medical institutions and government policies targeted homosexuals as psychological and moral deviants. This shift provided the conditions for a shared sense of identity and a movement for civil rights.

Key events that will be covered are the 1958 Supreme Court free speech case ONE, Inc. v. Olsen, the 1959 Cooper’s Donuts Uprising against police discrimination, and the transgender activism of Sir Lady Java in the 1960s.

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session. The webinar will be recorded and published on LACHS website. The LACHS welcomes donations if you would like to support our programs. Visit The LACHS website for more information or contact them by email at [email protected].

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Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard is the co-editor and publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.

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