Posts Tagged as "LGBT"

LGBT Hate Crime in Queer-Friendly Long Beach?

Aug. 18, 2017 / By
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“I never thought it would happen here in Long Beach.”

Dirt, Sweat, and Kickball — Long Beach’s Queer League is Tough

May. 20, 2017 / By
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The league’s not only competitive. It’s bringing all sexualities together.

Help Us Document the Rise in Hate Crimes

May. 12, 2017 / By
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Hate crimes are rising, but documenting them may help stop them.

Here’s What’s at Stake for LGBT Youth if Obamacare is Scrapped

May. 3, 2017 / By and
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Facing stigma, homelessness, and living off "survival crimes" such as sex work, many LGBT youth may lose critical services if Obamacare is repealed.

‘Disgusted’ and ‘Betrayed’ — LBUSD Trans Students on Trump’s New Restroom Rules

Feb. 26, 2017 / By
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Transgender students say they feel supported in some Long Beach schools, but not all.

Q Film Festival Screens Rarities, Runs Through Weekend

Sep. 11, 2015 / By
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The Center of Long Beach and the Art Theatre are holding the 22nd annual Long Beach Q Film Festival Thursday through Sunday, in an event catered to one of the largest LGBTQ communities in California. The films at the festival are not available on DVD and are not screening at major theaters.

Local Queer Youth of Color at the Forefront of Transgender Rights Movement

Mar. 24, 2015 / By
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Thanks in part to GSAN activism, trans and queer youth across Southern California are demanding that political leaders speak out about the pervasive violence targeting trans women of color, and that investments be made specifically benefiting transgender leadership of color.

Why Do Male Athletes—Gay or Straight— Get More Attention Than Female Athletes?

May. 23, 2014 / By
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Photo Courtesy of Getty/Reuters

Being on a sports team comes with camaraderie and often times, teammates can become really close, like family...

How To Be A Good Trans Youth Ally: Tips From An LB Youth

Feb. 28, 2014 / By
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The first time I told a therapist that I was transgender at 15-years-old, I was immediately asked, “Aren’t you too young to know that?”

Many agree that the teenage years are rife with adults telling us that they are not yet prepared to have autonomy over our own lives, bodies and choices, but for transgender teens, this treatment can be even more detrimental. ..

Floridians Fight for LGBT Workplace Rights

Nov. 29, 2013 / By
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Florida Courier/New America Media, News Report, Penny Dickerson

Gay rights took a leap forward when the U.S...

Queer Youth Radio: Trans 101

Jul. 20, 2013 / By and
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Youth reporters explored the question of transgender identity and community support in Long Beach. Reporters interviewed three trans community members about what it means for them to be transgender and what they would like to see in the city...

Queer Youth Radio: Exploring Poly Relationships

May. 1, 2013 / By
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What is polyamory and why is significant to young LGBTQ folks in Long Beach?

After a facilitated workshop by Los Angeles-based collective, Beautiful Struggle: The Open Hearts Project, youth in Long Beach got together to answer this question...