By Erika Villaseñor for South Kern Sol
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — While national LGBTQ organizations are joining forces with immigrant rights activists to push for immigration reform, in the conservative town of Bakersfield, Calif., the two groups remain more divided than ever.
By Daniel Zingale
Four months after the greatest Supreme Court victory for LGBT Americans in history, we won our greatest legislative victory in the United States Senate: passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would make it illegal to fire someone for no other reason than being gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender.
By ANDRES GARCIA/South Kern Sol
BAKERSFIELD – Local LGBTQ community is left a little uncertain after United States President Barack Obama announced of his support for same Sex Marriage.
By BERENICE SANCHEZ/South Kern Sol
On Wednesday, people across the nation tuned their television sets to an exclusive White House press briefing, where they heard Barack Obama utter a sentence that no previous President had ever dared: “I think same sex couples should be able to get married.”
It’s about time President Obama made it clear which side he’s on.
Written by Anthony Nget, VoiceWaves Journalist.
Tiaras, ball gowns, swimsuits—these feminine items are what people think of when conjuring the image of a beauty queen.
by Gibran ‘Gibz’ Moncayo/South Kern Sol
BAKERSFIELD–The Bakersfield Pride Festival was filled with booths, people, and of course, a sea of the rainbow from flags hanging or waving and products with the rainbow print on them.
by ANDRES GARCIA/South Kern Sol
By Andres Garcia
Ed.Note: Names used in this report have been changed at the request of those interviewed, to ensure confidentiality.