Some think the only gay activity in Gay Los Angeles is going to a bar. Now you know there are sports teams and social groups here too! The most popular gay sport in Los Angeles is softball , with teams, and bowling, with 80 teams. The most popular social group is the car club, with members. Roller skating night has been going on for 26 years, and the ice hockey team was the first gay team in the USA 28 years ago. Each Labor Day weekend, we host The WeHo Sports Festival at UCLA with competing sports such as basketball, dodgeball, flag football, ice hockey, water polo, swimming, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball.
JULY - Los Angeles GAY Sports, Athletics and Social Groups
One of the first recorded mentions of male same-sex social activity in Los Angeles was at the Vienna Buffet , which from — was a restaurant with live music in Court Street, roughly the site of the Los Angeles City Hall today. From —, the venue was the where scandal occurred, as did gatherings of gay men including "she boys". The riots and protests subsequent to the raids on Sunset Strip in were preceded by a long history of violent outbursts between the Los Angeles Police Department and the public - also known as the Sunset Strip Curfew Riots. Draconian police tactics eventually led the LAPD to seek out and aggressively monitor bars with predominately gay clienteles, including the Black Cat Tavern and The Patch. Protests reacting to these police raids - organized by P. Pat Nordell was born and raised in Wheaton, Illinois.
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