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    What It’s Like to Grow Up Queer and Purepecha

    Jun 23, 2016

    Paulina Rojas

    Beat Reporter Paulina Rojas interviews Alejandra Zamora, who describes her life as a LGBTQ activist and member of the Purepecha community in the eastern Coachella Valley.
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    What It’s Like to Grow Up Queer and Purepecha

    Jun 23, 2016

    Paulina Rojas

    Beat Reporter Paulina Rojas interviews Alejandra Zamora, who describes her life as a LGBTQ activist and member of the Purepecha community in the eastern Coachella Valley.
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    Rejecting Guidelines on Transgender Students Puts All Students at Risk

    May 20, 2016

    Dean Welliver

    School board trustees are bound by federal and state law to ensure quality education in a safe and welcoming school environment for all students. All students. Sadly, one member of the Kern High School District Board of Trustees is not fulfilling those duties.
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    Rejecting Guidelines on Transgender Students Puts All Students at Risk

    May 20, 2016

    Dean Welliver

    School board trustees are bound by federal and state law to ensure quality education in a safe and welcoming school environment for all students. All students. Sadly, one member of the Kern High School District Board of Trustees is not fulfilling those duties.
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  • wardrobe Gender & Sexuality

    With a Change in Wardrobe Came a Change In How I Felt

    Mar 25, 2016

    Aqeela Starks

    Growing up, my mother’s focus was on keeping her little girls presentable and on the right track. She really liked to dress me and my two sisters nicely, with our hair combed, clothes pressed and socks folded.
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    With a Change in Wardrobe Came a Change In How I Felt

    Mar 25, 2016

    Aqeela Starks

    Growing up, my mother’s focus was on keeping her little girls presentable and on the right track. She really liked to dress me and my two sisters nicely, with our hair combed, clothes pressed and socks folded.
    Continue to The kNOw Youth Media
  • gay_straight Gender & Sexuality

    LGBTQI Youth Find Support at Coachella Gay Straight Alliance Summit

    Feb 29, 2016

    Paulina Rojas

    Being a teenager can be hard, but being a teenager who is questioning their sexual identity can be even harder. That is especially the case in communities where such topics are rarely discussed openly.
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    LGBTQI Youth Find Support at Coachella Gay Straight Alliance Summit

    Feb 29, 2016

    Paulina Rojas

    Being a teenager can be hard, but being a teenager who is questioning their sexual identity can be even harder. That is especially the case in communities where such topics are rarely discussed openly.
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  • maynard_dog Gender & Sexuality

    How My Dog Helped Me Come Out to My Mom

    Jan 22, 2016

    Zyanna Maynard

    Lots of things are kept in closets: old clothes, umbrellas, and shoes. But one thing that should not be kept in the closet is your sexuality. One night when I was 14 I decided it was time to come out, but I didn’t know how to tell my mom. Then my dog Locs came into my room and it hit me
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    How My Dog Helped Me Come Out to My Mom

    Jan 22, 2016

    Zyanna Maynard

    Lots of things are kept in closets: old clothes, umbrellas, and shoes. But one thing that should not be kept in the closet is your sexuality. One night when I was 14 I decided it was time to come out, but I didn’t know how to tell my mom. Then my dog Locs came into my room and it hit me
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    Making it in the Film Industry as a Queer, Black Woman

    Dec 04, 2015

    Chelcee Bunkley

    The film industry is a notoriously tough one to break into, especially so for aspiring female directors. Numbers are so low that the A.C.L.U. has asked for an investigation into the hiring practices in Hollywood, suspecting gender discrimination. My own experience confirms this.
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    Making it in the Film Industry as a Queer, Black Woman

    Dec 04, 2015

    Chelcee Bunkley

    The film industry is a notoriously tough one to break into, especially so for aspiring female directors. Numbers are so low that the A.C.L.U. has asked for an investigation into the hiring practices in Hollywood, suspecting gender discrimination. My own experience confirms this.
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    'What is Pride' in Del Norte County?

    Aug 07, 2015

    Jacob Patterson

    Jacob Patterson of Redwood Voice and Gender Talk, an LGBTQ community group, asks “What Is Pride?” We aim to promote LGBTQ and gender equality, while discussing some of the themes surrounding Gay Pride.
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    'What is Pride' in Del Norte County?

    Aug 07, 2015

    Jacob Patterson

    Jacob Patterson of Redwood Voice and Gender Talk, an LGBTQ community group, asks “What Is Pride?” We aim to promote LGBTQ and gender equality, while discussing some of the themes surrounding Gay Pride.
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  • After SCOUTUS Marriage 07.06 Gender & Sexuality

    After Scotus Marriage Equality Ruling- LGBTQA Fight Far From Over

    Jul 06, 2015

    Jacqueline Hernandez

    Last month Supreme Court ruled marriage legal for all Americans, regardless of sexual orientation.I identify as a queer Chicana, which means I’m a woman, I’m brown and I’m part of the LGBTQA community. And I have to question, as a queer Chicana, is being able to marry my partner my biggest problem? No, it’s not.
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    After SCOUTUS Marriage 07.06

    After Scotus Marriage Equality Ruling- LGBTQA Fight Far From Over

    Jul 06, 2015

    Jacqueline Hernandez

    Last month Supreme Court ruled marriage legal for all Americans, regardless of sexual orientation.I identify as a queer Chicana, which means I’m a woman, I’m brown and I’m part of the LGBTQA community. And I have to question, as a queer Chicana, is being able to marry my partner my biggest problem? No, it’s not.
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  • j_saelua_samoan_transgender_500x279.jpg Gender & Sexuality

    Open Letter From A Samoan Caitlyn Jaiyah Saelua

    Jun 09, 2015

    Jaiyah Saelua

    aiyah Saelua was the first transgender soccer player to compete in a men’s FIFA World Cup Qualifier. In 2011, she was featured in the award winning documentary on her American Samoa team, “Next Goal Wins”. She writes an open letter on the subject of fa’afafine, or the third gender in Samoan culture.
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    Open Letter From A Samoan Caitlyn Jaiyah Saelua

    Jun 09, 2015

    Jaiyah Saelua

    aiyah Saelua was the first transgender soccer player to compete in a men’s FIFA World Cup Qualifier. In 2011, she was featured in the award winning documentary on her American Samoa team, “Next Goal Wins”. She writes an open letter on the subject of fa’afafine, or the third gender in Samoan culture.
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  • 11-18-14-mone-davis-pitching-600x350 Gender & Sexuality

    For Female Athletes, Double Standards Start At An Early Age

    May 26, 2015

    Karen Maren

    VoiceWaves asked high school athletes about their experiences with double standards, co-ed sports, and the hyper-sexualization of female players.
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    For Female Athletes, Double Standards Start At An Early Age

    May 26, 2015

    Karen Maren

    VoiceWaves asked high school athletes about their experiences with double standards, co-ed sports, and the hyper-sexualization of female players.
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    Meet This Generation of Long Beach Feminists

    May 13, 2015

    Doenna Anderson

    Get to know three Long Beach organizations who believe feminism reaches beyond fighting gender-based discrimination and seek to educate the Long Beach community about feminism’s intersection with many other social movements.
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    Meet This Generation of Long Beach Feminists

    May 13, 2015

    Doenna Anderson

    Get to know three Long Beach organizations who believe feminism reaches beyond fighting gender-based discrimination and seek to educate the Long Beach community about feminism’s intersection with many other social movements.
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