Discovering L.A.'s LGBT History on a Double-Decker Bus
By Neal Broverman
One of Los Angeles' most-famous bus tour companies, Starline Tours, is now offering a trip tailored for LGBT visitors.
As part of their LGBT itinerary, Starline's ubiquitous red double-deck buses will stop at about a dozen and a half museums, restaurants, and bars that hold specific interest to LGBT travelers. Stops include the Hollywood History Museum, the ONE Archives Gallery & Museum (which studies L.A. LGBT history), the Abbey bar, the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Chinese Theatre, Rodeo Drive, the downtown Fashion District, The Standard Hotel, and Will Rogers State Park. There are other interesting stops, though the tour does exclude the Black Cat — a Silver Lake bar that spawned gay riots two years before Stonewall and is now a trendy gastropub.
The itinerary's stops can be accessed via the bus's four different color-coded routes. The "hop-on hop-off" routes allow visitors to explore specific points of interest. Click here for more info.