LA Weekly - The San Fernando Valley may not be the first "gayborhood" one thinks of in Los Angeles, but maybe it should be. West Hollywood is, of course, the biggest and best-known, while downtown L.A. is the up-and-coming, rapidly expanding region in terms of ragers and residents. Silver Lake has both the history and a handful of great bars to keep it in the running, and Long Beach has some fun LGBTQ options but is so far that it’s practically another state.