Writer and activist Jasmyne Cannick blogs that her neighborhood of Historic West Adams is more than big houses and the Ray Charles studio:
I kid you not, most of the staff at my local Starbucks are Black lesbians. Very cool. Most of my friends live in or near West Adams, and they’re Black and gay. When I walk in the neighborhood I am always seeing gay stickers on cars. Then there’s the fact that the oldest Black gay nightclub is right here too, Jewel’s Catch One. Seems awfully gay to me. Add to that, everywhere I go in my neighborhood, I see family.
So I am officially proclaiming West Adams as a Black gay friendly neighborhood, as if it hadn’t already been dubbed that, lol. I thought, I’d make it official.
Eddie North-Hager agrees at his Leimert Park site, subtitled The Soul of Los Angeles.