LGBTQ Folks And Allies Gather For Unconditional Love Rally

Lincoln Heights’ Plaza de La Raza hosted 13 organizations for the second annual Unconditional Love Rally. Students, teachers, parents, and other community members discussed LGBTQ+ identity and acceptance, as well as other topics such as immigration and gun violence. “LGBTQ students need to see themselves celebrated. They are scientists, they are mathematicians, they are writers, […]

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‘Bending Genders’ Art Gallery

In his most recent photo series, photographer Alister Oliver breaks pop culture gender stereotypes by mixing gender-nonconforming aspects in his photos. Oliver hires primarily transgender models to break traditional views on gender roles. “His photography has taken him to different LGBTQ+ schools as a guest speaker and allowed him to meet some interesting people.” Read […]

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Invisi-bi-lity and Erasure

Despite having their own letter in the initialism “LGBTQ,” bisexuals are still largely stereotyped and misunderstood, even within the queer community. The kNOw’s Johnsen del Rosario explains some of his own encounters with people questioning his sexuality, as well as ways that bisexuality can lose its taboo. “We’re not confused, it’s not a pit stop, […]

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Learning About LGBTQ History Helps Queer Feel Safe, Panelists Say

History textbooks describe the accomplishments of history’s most influential figures, all the way from kings and presidents to civil rights leaders. Yet LGBTQ+ figures are rarely included in classroom education. At a recent event in Boyle Heights, community members gathered to discuss the importance of LGBTQ+ history. “We need to create a safe space for […]

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