The Library will be closed on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, in observance of Juneteenth.



Librarians wearing rainbow colored tshirts in front of a LGBTQIA banner
, November 21, 2023

Welcome to Rainbow Archives presented by the Los Angeles Public Library. In this podcast, we explore the remarkable journey of how the LA Public Library has championed services for the LGBTQIA community.

a person in a unicorn costume in front of a group wearing rainbow colored tshirts
, October 13, 2023

Welcome to Rainbow Archives, presented by the Los Angeles Public Library. In this podcast episode, we explore the remarkable journey of how the L.A. Public Library has championed services for the LGBTQIA community.

Photo collage of Juan Angel Reynoso
Salvadora Sosa Prieto, June 30, 2023

Juan Angel Reynoso is an Ipai-Kumeyaay 2Spirit storyteller, advocate, teacher, and holistic culturally-trauma-responsive practitioner. Juan was born and raised in San Diego, CA. He is a Native American Indian from the San Pasqual Band of Kumeyaay Indians.

Collage of four books about LGBTQIA experience

We celebrate LGBTQIA Pride Heritage Month in June! We are recommending recent critically acclaimed titles from the Social Science, Philosophy & Religion department collection which share the voices and history of this community.

Portrait of Anne Lister (1791-1840), by Joshua Horner, ca.1830

Anne Lister (1791–1840), often referred to as ‘the first modern lesbian,’ was a wealthy, independent British landowner, businesswoman, and prolific diarist.

Forman Brown seated at the piano at Turnabout Theatre. Brown's novel, Better Angel
Nicholas Beyelia, June 25, 2021

In 1987, an elderly gentleman named Forman Brown stepped inside the indie bookstore, A Different Light Books, at 4014 Santa Monica Blvd in search of a novel.

Portrait of Alan Mathison Turing
Daniel Tures, June 23, 2021

Alan Turing was born June 23, 1912, in London. He was an extraordinary man well ahead of his time, who was recognized early on as a genius by his peers.

black cat now and then
Kelly Wallace, June 21, 2021

Los Angeles has over 1,200 Historic-Cultural Monuments, yet only a dozen have been designated because of their association with the LGBTQIA community.

Collage of albums by LGBTQIA artists
Daniel Tures, June 16, 2021

Ever since the Stonewall riots brought the struggle for queer rights and representation to the forefront in June of 1969, June has been celebrated as LGBTQIA Pride Month.

Colorize vintage photo of Los Angeles Central Library with words "Library is now open"
Vince Zalkind, June 16, 2021

Happy Pride! If you’re here you probably already know who RuPaul is, you’re familiar with the political work of Harvey Milk, you’ve even got a Keith Haring art print on your wall…but do you know your local LGBTQIA trivia? Don’t let San Francisco get all the credit! L.A.