Posts Tagged as "LGBTQ"

Chyna Patz on In the 661

March 17, 2018 / By
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By In the 661


Bakersfield youth and LGBTQ activist Chyn Patz tells her story to us on In the 661: Youth Voices for Kern.

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.

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.

Life Experiences Help LGBTQ Organizer Find True Calling

August 3, 2017 / By
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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.

“Raising Zoey” Shows How Family Support Means An Abundance

May 22, 2017 / By
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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.

Obama’s Speech Gives LGBTQ Community Hope

May 15, 2012 / By
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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


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.