Posts Tagged as "LGBTQ"

LGBTQ Teens Explain What Teen Pride Means To Them

May. 29, 2014 / By
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Teen Pride is an event that happens every year the Friday before the larger Long Beach Pride event that draws more than 30,000 people a year...

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...

NewsLongBeach: The Voices of UndocuQueers

Nov. 2, 2013 / By
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There’s a conversation underway in this country about immigration policies and its impact on those who live in the shadow of undocumented...

Undocuqueer Find Community in ‘Talking Circles’

Oct. 11, 2013 / By
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Young people are sitting in a circle at the beach, passing around Jarritos Mexican soda, joking about their secret crushes, and discussing where they would travel in the world if they could...

Local Community Group Wants LGBTers to Come As They Are for Photo Shoot

Sep. 14, 2013 / By
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Get Out LB founder and community member Sal Flores described his I Am photography project succinctly: “The purpose of is exactly what it sounds like: A celebration of who we are for who we are.”

In the eyes of Flores, campaigns similar in appearance—like the overwhelmingly popular NOH8 campaign that even Congressmember Alan Lowenthal has partaken in—are indeed beneficial and show a broader spectrum of LGBT allies and members...

Our Community: The Gay & Lesbian Center

Sep. 5, 2013 / By
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“Our Community” is a VoiceWaves project and community event that was showcased on Aug. 26. Youth reporters were tasked to explore their community through a camera’s lens, each picking one community-based organization to shine a spotlight on...

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...

Gay Marriage: What it Means for Immigrants in Long Beach

Jul. 8, 2013 / By
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On June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court tossed out a key provision in the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), allowing same-sex couples to marry in many states throughout the country...

DOMA: Youth Weigh In On Supreme Court’s Landmark Decision

Jul. 3, 2013 / By
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Photo: vpickering

by We’Ced Youth Media

Editor’s Note: Last week, the Supreme Court of the United States narrowly struck down the Defense of Marriage Act...