Stuart Timmons is an acclaimed historian and award-winning author of “The Trouble With Harry Hay” and co-author with Lillian Faderman of “Gay L. A.: A History of Sexual Outlaws, Power Politics and Lipstick Lesbians” (winner of the 2007 Lambda Literary award for LGBT Arts and Culture).
Both his writing and research has appeared in numerous literary sources such as LA Weekly, The Advocate, Frontiers, Vibe, and Spin and his short stories have appeared in various anthologies. Stuart is a former board member & executive director of the ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives.
In 2007, Stuart was developing three walking tours of LGBTQ historic sites in Los Angeles. He finished tours of DTLA and Silver Lake, but experienced a severe cerebellar stroke in January of 2008 before he could complete his West Hollywood edition.
Stuart very much enjoyed being back on the scene in recent years after recovering from the stroke. His final years were enriched by family, a dedicated group of friends, grants from The City of West Hollywood’s One City One Pride, and organizations like The Lavender Effect and ONE Archives that will continue to carry forth his legacy.