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The Past and Future of Three of LA's Historic But Threatened Gay Nightclubs

Los Angeles is home to many sites that have played an important role in the city and country's LBGT civil rights history—from Huntington Park to Echo Park and Silver Lake, the LA area has bars, clubs, houses, and staircases that are reminders of the early days of the gay rights movement and a heightened visibility for LGBT Angelenos. But three such sites have been put in jeopardy recently, threatened by development or a change in ownership. Here we look at West Hollywood's The Factory, Hollywood's Circus Disco, and Jewel's Catch One in Arlington Heights, what makes them so significant, and how they could be (or could have been) lost forever.

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