Steve Terradot learned how to play pool in the back room at the Boulevard bar in Pasadena in 1981. “I wanted to work in the gay community,” said Terradot, who moved to Los Angeles from Hacienda Heights in the late 1970s. Over the years the Boulevard became a safe haven for the gay community in the area and an alternative to the West Hollywood bar scene. Customers Mark Chou, left, and his partner Mark Lanza, right, flank owner Steve Terradot inside the Boulevard gay bar in Pasadena. AdvertisementSteve Terradot places rainbow flags in their holders above the front entrance to his Pasadena gay bar, the Boulevard.
Source: Los Angeles Times June 10, 2021 13:52 UTC