Author Archives: Judy Ornelas Sisneros

Judy Ornelas Sisneros

About Judy Ornelas Sisneros

I am a native Californian, born and raised in Bakersfield and eventually escaping to San Jose then San Francisco where I spent every free moment in punk and post-punk culture spaces before heading to LA permanently in 1989. I have also spent major time as an AIDS and queer street activist, which today along with my passion for punk/alternative music still informs my personal and social life. I love photography, film and playing punk/post-punk stuff on the bass. My LA Beat contributions are usually photos that give a glimpse into the vibrant art and music scene that makes Los Angeles such an amazing city to live in today.

Queer LA: Transgender Activists and Allies Gather in Unity in Aftermath of Military Ban

One of a number of small protests and rallies in response to the ban of transgender individuals inclusion in the U.S. military. This group of transgender activists and allies unite in community in West Hollywood Park after marching from Hollywood & … Continue reading

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RANDOM LA: Ugly American in Hollywood

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Queer LA: Shout It Out At the West Hollywood Dyke March!

  It’s pride month so naturally queers take to the streets to show off the pride we actually sustain 24/7 and 365 days of the year. On Friday June 9th in West Hollywood, it was the night for dykes to … Continue reading

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From Mudwimin to Intention Painting: The Abstract Artistry of S. Lee Robinson

Lee Robinson has taken quite a turn from San Francisco post-punk musician to Los Angeles-based abstract artist who has developed a style of painting she has dubbed “Intention Painting”. Robinson’s intention painting involves the writing or drawing of positive words … Continue reading

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Queer LA: Juno and Anne of the BAQAFN* visit So Cal

*Bay Area Queer Anti-Fascist Network Photo by Judy Ornelas Sisneros. All rights reserved.

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Women’s March Los Angeles: Images of the Trump Resistance

Los Angeles held the largest of the global sister marches to the national Women’s March in D.C., 750,000 and counting!! All images by Judy Ornelas Sisneros. All rights reserved.  

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On Exhibit Now: Scary Masks At Lethal Amounts!

Danny Fuentes, owner of Lethal Amounts, shows off some of the 150 Halloween masks included in his current gallery exhibit “The Art of the Halloween Mask”.  This show, curated by Mikey Rotella, includes some masks that date back to the 1960’s and … Continue reading

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Chicas Rockeras: Fundraiser a Big Success for Young Rockers

Last week’s energetic fundraiser at the Vortex LA for Chicas Rockeras, a rock camp based in southeast LA, brought some much needed funds for this day camp that hosted 50 young girls ages 8-17 last summer. The exciting bill was headlined … Continue reading

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Queer LA: Dre, Sandra and Sam at La Cuevita’s Sunday Service

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Random LA: Have Conga, Will Travel

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