Thomas Lick (Vanguard)
Posts by Thomas Lick (Vanguard):
The Paradoxical Nature of Gentrification in Long Beach’s GayborhoodWhen it comes to gentrification and the LGBTQ community, there seems to be two conversations — how so-called “gayborhoods” invite gentrification and how gentrification threatens gayborhoods’ existence.
A PSA from Petty RooseveltAnnoyed with today's youth using slang? Protestors blocking roads? Millennials in general? If so, this article's especially for you.
Long Beach People’s State of the City: 30 Days LaterWe look back on the event to ask, how are you continuing to make positive change?
What My Twenties Have Taught Me So FarA personal reflection on adulting, self-care, and seizing the moment.
Art Isn’t Easy: The real struggle Long Beach artists faceThree Long Beach artists debunk the myth that making a living through art is frivolous work. We soon discovered that art isn’t easy.
Dating a White Person Is Hard: Why I Choose to Struggle Through It"I have learned that there’s a point we reach when we’re faced with the most unbecoming and intimate truths about our friends and loved ones. At that point we decide to accept these truths or abandon the relationship."
Queer Rock Camp Debuts In Long BeachThis year marked the debut of Long Beach-based Queer Rock Camp, the first and only of its kind in California.
Local Queer Artists Shine At Feminist Spoken Word TourThe nationally touring spoken word showcase Sister Spit was equal parts rowdy, uplifting, and unyieldingly hilarious, as some of the best and zaniest LGBTQ artists shared their stories with an eager Long Beach crowd.
Honoring Non-Traditional Dads On Father’s Day
Father’s Day is a time for celebrating our fathers; the men that have devoted their lives to giving us the best shot at a happy and healthy life of our own...
Confessions of an E-Cig Salesman
As a 20-something-year-old student, I’ve endured my share of odd jobs in the pursuit of work experience and a little extra cash...
Celebrating Gospel Music In North Long Beach
This is one in a series of reports by VoiceWaves on A LOT, a community-wide initiative presented by the Arts Council for Long Beach in collaboration with partners throughout the City of Long Beach, California...