Summit gave LGBTQ youth a space to be themselves

March 16, 2018 / By and
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Dean Welliver, News

Zoey Luna began discovering herself in middle school.

The transgender Latina was assigned male at birth, but realized during her adolescence that wasn’t her identity.

Kern County to Host Third Annual LGBTQ Youth Summit

March 6, 2018 / By
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South Kern Sol

On Saturday March 10th, the Kern County LGBTQ Youth Roundtable will host the third annual LGBTQ Youth Summit for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning and straight allied youth, parents, teachers, and community members.

Female leaders hope to ‘inspire, empower’ women with march

January 12, 2018 / By and
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South Kern Sol, News Report, Dean Welliver

Millions of women will band together next week in cities across the nation in a monumental march for female empowerment as they plan to flex their political might — and for the first time, Kern County will take part.

Kern County Youth Welcome 2018 With Resolutions

January 6, 2018 / By and
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South Kern Sol, Sol on the Street, Dean Welliver

The beginning of a new year is a time where many people reflect about their experiences from the previous year and make goals for what they would like to accomplish in the upcoming year.

Queer Trans Youth Summit Teaches How To Better Your Community

December 12, 2017 / By and
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South Kern Sol, Community Voices, Chyna Patz

On Nov. 17-19, I attended the 3rd Annual Queer and Trans Youth Leadership Summit with three other LGBTQ youth from the Dolores Huerta Foundation youth group: Teens 4 Equality.

Health 4 All Must Not Exclude Transgender Population

July 21, 2017 / By

South Kern Sol, Dean Welliver

Gender dysphoria is a condition of significant distress and discomfort with one’s sex assigned at birth not aligning with the gender that one identifies with, a condition that many transgender and gender nonconforming individuals experience.