By Andrew Alvarez
Kern county is a place where social change is infrequent while conservatism is common.
BY: Andrew Alvarez
LGBTQ history is brushed off, often regarded as an off-limit topic that’s impolite to broach.
By In the 661
Bakersfield youth and LGBTQ activist Chyn Patz tells her story to us on In the 661: Youth Voices for Kern.
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.
By: In The 661
Gloria Garcia of California Rural Legal Assistance talks about the work the law firm does and the upcoming LGBTQ Youth Summit.
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.
By Marcus Castro
Editor’s Note: This story is part of an ongoing South Kern Sol series of profiles of local social justice activists and organizers.
By Randy Villegas
Residents of Kern County packed a theater room at Maya Cinemas on May 17 to watch “Raising Zoey,” a film that illustrated just how important family support is to transgender kids who are going through transition.
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.