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If A Hate Crime Could Happen To Jussie Smollett, It Could Happen To Me

“The truth is any queer person — and especially a queer person of color — can be the victim of this type of violence, and I know this firsthand.” YR … Continue reading

February 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

Dan Guerrero Returns to His Eastside Roots in ‘Gaytino!’”

Performer, educator, and activist Dan Guerrero returns to East Los Angeles this November to perform his critically-acclaimed show “Gaytino! Made in America.” The show addresses Guerrero’s identity as both a … Continue reading

November 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

How My Dog Helped Me Come Out to My Mom

When The kNOw’s Zyanna Maynard realized she was bisexual, she knew she wanted to somehow tell her mom. So she recruited her trusty friend, her dog Locs, to help her … Continue reading

November 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

In Their Own Words: Beyond The Binary

Four non-binary teens and young adults share their gender experiences with Youth Radio. They talk about everything from love and dating to coming out. “I struggled a lot with the … Continue reading

June 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Honoring LGBTQ+ Ancestors as a Celebration of Pride

Every June, Pride sweeps through American cities as members of the LGBTQ+ community celebrate their identities. But Youth Radio’s Adina Goldstein doesn’t want anyone to forget just how far the … Continue reading

June 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Local LGBTQ Youth Share Their Experience Living In A Conservative County

June is Pride Month, and communities across the nation are celebrating their LGBTQ+ people. In Kern County, youth reporters asked teens what it was like to live in Kern with … Continue reading

June 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

May 31, 2018 · Leave a comment

‘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 … Continue reading

April 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

January 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

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. … Continue reading

November 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

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