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Bakersfield College students perform LGBT play “The Boys in the Band”

Charr Davenport, Reporter

November 25, 2018

Filed under Campus, Features

The Bakersfield College Performing Arts Theater Department presented the controversial 1968 play “The Boys in the Band” from Nov 14 - 17. More importantly, the cast and crew made an effort to help educate people about the LGBTQ+ community after each show. “The Boys in the Band” is a play about Michael (played by Robert Montero-Blanks), a gay man who is throwing a...

BCSGA hosts pre-commencement celebration for LGBT students that will graduate in Spring

Paige Atkison, Reporter

May 2, 2018

Filed under Campus

The Bakersfield College Student Government Association (BCSGA) is hosting a Lavender Pre-Commencement Celebration for LGBT students graduating this spring. “Lavender Graduation is a cultural celebration that recognizes LGBTQIA students of all races and ethnicities and acknowledges their achievements and contributions to the university as students who survived the college...

“First Girl I Loved” inspires discussion about sexual identity and more

Paige Atkison, Reporter

April 15, 2018

Filed under Campus

Bakersfield College hosted a showing of the film “First Girl I Loved,” followed by a discussion with the filmmaker on Thursday, April 12. The film screening was hosted by the Bakersfield LGBTQ and Helen Acosta, faculty coordinator and the chair of the Communication department. “First Girl I Loved” is an independent film that follows the high-schooler, Anne, played...

LGBT community gathers for the 12th annual Bakersfield Pride event

LGBT community gathers for the 12th annual Bakersfield Pride event

Rhiannon Stroberg, Features Editor

October 21, 2015

Filed under Features

  Bakersfield’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community and their supporters united as one at the 12th annual Bakersfield Pride...

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