Posts Tagged as "lgbt"

In Rep. McCarthy’s District, Two Communities Divided

November 14, 2013 / By
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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.

Op-ed: Where’s the ENDA Celebration? The case for getting wild over ENDA’s Senate vote.

November 14, 2013 / By
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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.

Obama’s Speech Gives LGBTQ Community Hope

May 15, 2012 / By
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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.

For LGBTQ Youth, Obama Announcement Better Late Than Never

May 10, 2012 / By
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South Kern Sol

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.

A New Miss California?

May 4, 2012 / By
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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. 

Bakersfield Pride an opportunity for advocacy

January 22, 2012 / By
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Adriana Garner/By JOSE 'PABLO' ANTONIO

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.

Bakersfield Pride a place for acceptance

January 22, 2012 / By
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A lot of love and support at Bakersfield Pride ./By CLARA BRUNO

by ANDRES GARCIA/South Kern Sol

 

 

BAKERSFIELD—On Oct.

“Coming Out of the Closet” At Their Own Pace

December 8, 2011 / By
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By Andres Garcia

 

Ed.Note: Names used in this report have been changed at the request of those interviewed, to ensure confidentiality.