Originally written by acclaimed author/historian Stuart Timmons (The Trouble With Harry Hay, GAY L.A.), and produced/directed by Jason Jenn, the tour first dazzled audiences in 2015 as part of the celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the City of West Hollywood’s incorporation in November 1984.
Timmons’ West Hollywood LGBTQ History Tour was in the process of being written as the final in a trio of walking tours (Downtown LA and Silverlake are the other two) when Stuart Timmons had a stroke in 2008.
It remained incomplete until a One City One Pride grant from the City of West Hollywood allowed Timmons and a small team (consisting of Jason Jenn, Robert Patrick, and Mike Che) to help finish his research, bringing it to a rousing completion as both a self-guided walking tour and a special in-person performance event.
It returned for two more invigorating performance art events during One City One Pride in 2016 and 2017. For 2021, the tour has been recorded as a collection of short films to be enjoyed by the public in perpetuity. This program is supported by the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division as part of the City’s One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival.