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: 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

All images by Judy Ornelas Sisneros. All rights reserved.

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Random LA: Have Conga, Will Travel

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Queer LA: J. Morrison of Homocats at Cat Con LA 2016

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Queer LA: Jen at Book Show, Highland Park

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Bashing Back with Rock: Queer Rock Explosion – Night 2!

The Queer Rock Explosion Night #2 was a party in a pre-Orlando gay mass murder world, at least for most of the night, for most of the crowd out to enjoy pride weekend with friends at the Viper Room in West … Continue reading

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We will NOT be Silenced: The Sunset Strip’s Queer Rock Explosion – Night 1!

To celebrate Pride month this year, queer rockers traveled to the Viper Room on the Sunset Strip this weekend to attend the first ever “Queer Rock Explosion”, a two-day festival of classic, metal, synth, indie and alt rock queer bands…never so many … Continue reading

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