#1063 Black Cat Tavern


#1063 Black Cat Tavern

Site information:

3909 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles

34.092004, -118.279809

Plaque information:

Private plaque (City of LA plaque)

Plaque text:

The Black Cat

Site of the first documented LGBT civil rights demonstration in the nation held on February 11, 1967

OHP information:

Black Cat Tavern, located on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, was the site of the first LGBT civil rights demonstration in southern California. Following arrests of fourteen men on New Year's Eve 1966 at the Black Cat Bar for kissing, several hundred people protested at the Black Cat on February 11, 1967. The legal battle resulting from the Black Cat arrest laid the groundwork for California LGBT rights organizations to overturn California's sodomy laws.