Posts Tagged as "LGBTQ"

Debates erupt as Board denies addition of policy to disclose LGBTQ+ students’ gender identity

August 11, 2023 / By
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During their July 11 meeting, Kern County Board of Education Trustee Lori Cisneros reported that she was looking to have the board adopt this policy that was similarly passed in the Chino Valley School District that would require schools to notify parents and guardians, within three days of learning, if their child asks to be identified with a gender or name different from what was assigned at birth and if their child uses a bathroom or participates in activities that do not align with the gender provided on their student record. 

Bakersfield College holds second Consent Fair

April 4, 2023 / By
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Bakersfield College (BC) held its second annual Consent Fair which brought in over a hundred people and a handful of educational booths. 

Delano City Council reverses policy allowing the raising of LGBTQ+ flag at city hall

April 4, 2023 / By
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In June of 2021, the Delano City Council voted and approved the raising of the LGBTQ+ Pride flag at city hall.

Students speak at KHSD meeting in support of non-binary teacher who is receiving hate

February 9, 2023 / By
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Olive Garrison is a Bakersfield history teacher who, according to students who attended Monday’s Kern High School District (KHSD) Board of Trustees meeting, has been receiving death threats after an interview with The New York Times was published.

LGBTQIA+ Initiative and Office of Student Life hold a trans clothing swap at BC

November 22, 2022 / By
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Bakersfield College (BC) held its first official Transgender Clothing Swap for Trans Awareness Week. 

The event was hosted by the LGBTQIA+ Initiative and Office of Student Life (OSL).

COMMENTARY: Being black and part of the LGBTQ+ community 

July 7, 2022 / By
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From an early age, many nicknames were used to describe me in my family. My nickname was Ivy, stink, and poison Ivy.

Final season of groundbreaking series ‘Vida’ celebrates Latinx culture

May 8, 2020 / By
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Remember those scattered feelings of contentment and rage watching the series finale of “Game of Thrones”?

COMMENTARY: Delano’s Day of Action was the first stride towards an inclusive environment

July 2, 2019 / By
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Pride month events have taken place across nation for decades, but in conservative cities like Delano, demonstrations like Delano’s LGBTQ+ Day of Action held last month was not accepted by many in the community.

Delano to celebrate Pride Month with day of action

June 18, 2019 / By
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Delano’s LGBTQ+ Alliance is holding a day of action this weekend to celebrate Pride Month.

The event includes messages from speakers and a two-mile march, beginning at the corner of High Street and Cecil Avenue at the International Community sign.

South Kern Sol’s youth reporter recognized for advocating for LGBTQ justice in Kern

September 29, 2018 / By
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South Kern Sol’s youth reporter Chyna Patz has received a Community Champion Award for the 2018 The California Endowment Youth Awards, which recognizes the incredible work young leaders have undertaken.