For as long as anyone can remember, Los Angeles has been openly bashed by pundits, writers, comics and curmudgeons. It used to be for the smog; now it’s for the Kardashians, carmageddon and the Lakers. (Alright, some shots are valid.)
We take great offense when our town is taken to task for purported lack of history, significant contributions, style or beauty. Angelenos know that L.A.’s true magnificence is long and could be parsed a million different ways.
For this design and architecture-focused issue, we’ve put our own twist on a must-see list: Whether designed by LGBT architects, the former home of a gay icon or simply fabulous in just the right way, here’s our list of L.A.’s inspiring gay design landmarks.