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Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Licorice Pizza’ Is a Fellini-Esque Love Letter to 1970s SoCal

A love letter to the San Fernando Valley of the 1970s, shaggy hair, waterbeds and the entrepreneurial spirit of its two protagonists, Licorice Pizza is Paul Thomas Anderson’s most accessible film since Boogie Nights, another Valley-set roundelay. Instead of porn and cocaine in the neon-bright ’80s, its attendant paranoia and[…]

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History
Queer People Rioted in 1959, a Decade Before Stonewall, at L.A.’s Cooper’s Do-Nuts

While many of us think of Stonewall as the first major fight for LGBTQ rights, there were predecessors, like the Cooper’s Do-Nuts Riot 10 years before

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Sex
Here’s What I Learned After Being Slut-Shamed at a Gay Bar

We see a lot of slut-shaming coming from the straight world, so shouldn’t the dynamic be different in our glitter and lube-infused world?

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History
Radical Faeries Have Been Pushing Queer Boundaries for More Than 40 Years

While now it’s mostly just an aesthetic, the radical faeries started out as a counter-cultural community — and changed the world for the better

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