Before the internet, young gay men looking for answers would often read in secret, or pilfer books and magazines out of shame. On Saturday, as a preview to the One City One Pride queer arts festival, gay men read from texts that were stolen or forbidden in their youth.
Readers included writer/actor Clint Catalyst, novelist Bernard Cooper, performer and personality Jonny McGovern, and comedy writer Bruce Vilanch. The event was organized by local poet Steven Reigns and West Hollywood Councilmember John D’Amico gave opening remarks.
Below, see photos from freelance photographer Jon Viscott.
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