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NHM Celebrates LGBTQ+ Pride Month

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A celebration of the LGBTQ+ community

The Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County are proud to join the nationwide celebration of LGBTQ+ Pride Month in June During this month, and throughout the year, we will share stories from the past and present, and recognize the thriving and diverse LGBTQ+ community that calls Los Angeles home. 

Stories from the Collections

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Angelenos Building Community

Help Us Document L.A.’s LGBTQ+ Past and Present by Sharing Your Experiences

These stories are just a few representations of LGBTQ+ stories in L.A.  In every neighborhood and community, LGBTQ+ individuals and organizations have historically shaped the city, and they continue to do so today. Visit ONE Archive’s Queer Terrains to explore a map of more historic locations. 

We also want to hear your stories! If you were to make a map of your LGBTQ+ L.A., what would you add? What places have shaped you and the communities you are a part of? Where do you see LGBTQ+ history being made today? 

Upload a photo on your Instagram story and tell us why that place is significant to you. Tag @NHMLA with #PrideMonth and your post could be featured on @NHMLA’s Stories!

Map of historic locations in LA for LGBTQ history