Tricia's Gay Guide to Los Angeles
By OUTTraveler Contributer
Originally published on PlanetOut.com/travel
Name:Tricia Riley Hale
Profession: Graphic Novel Writer/Animation Artist
City/town: Los Angeles, CA
Relationship status: Happily entwined
Tricia Riley Hale
What was the best lesbian date you went on in your town? What did you do?
Best dates are always about the conversation. My first date with my first girlfriend. We met at Priscilla's Coffee and stayed there until it closed. Then we walked over to Bob's Big Boy and talked until about 2am. It was sort of fun because we're both 5'10 and blond so everyone would come by to talk to us.
Does your town have a lesbian bar or bars? If so, what's the atmosphere like?
"The L Word" mentions our bars, like Falcon, and others, and Illeane Chaiken, supposedly bases the show on the general crowd and club life in town. I would say it's pretty accurate.
If you could open a club/bar for lesbians in your town, what would it be like? What would you name it?
I would have to call my club, Slit My Wrists, because making that much drama my life profession would make me want to take a quick exit. Remember, we're talking about lesbians here.
Does it seem like there is far more things to do for gay men than for lesbians in your town?
Gay men go out more. They are perpetually single and so always on the hunt. Women nest for 3-4 months until they break up and go looking for the next Miss Right.
If you had lesbian friends visiting from out of town for the first time, what are some "must-dos" you'd recommend?
East/West is the chic, upscale Thursday night and Truck Stop is the down and dirty Coyote Ugly style Friday night. They would be entertained.
What was the last vacation you took? Where did you go?
I am about to go to Phuket and Krabi in Thailand and explore the Southern beaches.