A bomb threat that interrupted a concert at the Alex Theatre in Glendale on Saturday involved a woman claiming her son was at the venue with a bomb, a theater spokeswoman said.

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles was beginning its 2 p.m. matinee concert when the stage curtain partially came down and an employee informed the audience of the threat. A phone call had come into the venue’s box office around 2:15 p.m. claiming a bomb was in the building, according to Elissa Glickman, chief executive of Glendale Arts.

When Bradford Nordeen returned to Los Angeles a few years ago after a five-year stint in New York City, he was struck by how L.A.’s LGBTQ identity had changed. Many of the social spaces he once frequented had closed their doors.

“What was gone in the short amount of time I was gone was really significant,” he said, changes he attributes to gentrification, the rise of online dating apps and the enduring impact of the AIDS crisis. “To be able to see it turn over so quickly is really kind of stunning.”

Marc Jacobs is celebrating Pride 2018 by coloring outside of the lines.

Today, Marc Jacobs Beauty released the #GratefulNotHateful campaign, a social media initiative aimed at extending Pride beyond the parade. Inspired by Jacobs’ everyday outlook, the hashtag accompanies campaign images and videos — available on Marc Jacobs Beauty’s social media accounts — that feature Jacobs, as well as a group of models and social media stars who are members and supports of the LGBTQ community.

Long before West Hollywood became a safe haven for the gay community, there were few places in Los Angeles where gay people could eat and drink freely without harassment. Santa Monica Canyon was one of those places.

During the ’60s and ’70s on the small strip leading up from Pacific Coast Highway and the city’s only gay beach, you could enjoy a prime rib dinner and stiff martini at the Golden Bull restaurant, and then stumble two doors down to the S.S. Friendship for some after-dinner dancing and dalliance.

The Varsity Gay League (VGL), with the help of donations from L.A. City Councilmember Paul Koretz and the Los Angeles Dodgers raised $16,000 on Gay Pride weekend to be used to improve security at Poinsettia Park.

The money, which exceeded VGL’s initial goal of $10,000 was donated to the Los Angeles Parks Foundation c/o Poinsettia Parks Friends. VGL used its annual DragBall tournament to promote the charity.

“It would be nice to get credit,” said Lynn Segerblom, a tie-dye artist who concocted the dyeing process for the giant flags and who was then known as Faerie Argyle Rainbow.

The design and sewing of the first rainbow flag often is solely credited to the self-described “gay Betsy Ross,” Gilbert Baker — a well-known activist and drag queen who died last year — with little or no mention of the artists and volunteers who helped that summer.

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