LOS ANGELES — ONE Archives — the world’s largest depository of LGBTQ historical materials — will host a celebration of life for award-winning writer and activist Stuart Timmons, who died in January.
It’s fitting that ONE Archives will host the event — Timmons is a former executive director and board member. Timmons spent many hours at the archives when he and Lillian Faderman researched their 2006 book “Gay L.A.: A History of Sexual Outlaws, Power Politics, and Lipstick Lesbians.”
The celebration of life will take place on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the archives on the USC campus.
For decades, Timmons asserted that the City of Angels — which had been overshadowed by San Francisco and New York as flashpoints of early LGBTQ activism — deserved more credit for its pioneering role that helped lead to the dawning of the LGBTQ civil rights movement. Faderman and Timmons spotlighted those historical events in their book.