The Renegade Rip

Being part of the LGBTQ+ is hard in a conservative family

Mariah Arviso

Mariah Arviso, Media Editor

September 4, 2020

The fact that I built up the courage to write this is funny to me. If anyone that I know reads this, then this is my way of coming out to you. It has never...

Tastries same-sex wedding cake case holds rally

Paige Atkison, Reporter

February 11, 2018

Hundreds gathered in front of the Kern County Superior Court to pray and voice their support for local bakery owner, Cathy Miller, before her hearing Friday, Feb. 2. Miller, owner of Tastries Bakery, faces a civil suit from the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing after she refused to make a wedding cake for same-sex couple Mireya and Eileen Rodrigue...

Guests pose and smile as Vice Mayor and Ward 4 councilman Bob Smith cuts the ribbon
for the opening of the newAnnex of the Gay and Lesbian Center in Bakersfield.

The LGBTQ center hosts ribbon and open house celebration

October 23, 2017

The Gay and Lesbian Center of Bakersfield held an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony on Oct. 12 for the Annex, their new second facility. The location...

GSA winter wonderland

Myrissa Johns, Reporter

December 4, 2013

A performance by music artist Vinita was among many activities provided at Bakersfield College’s Gay Straight Association’s winter formal on Nov. 22. Griselda Delgado, treasurer and former vice president of GSA, was a key player in the planning of the formal, alongside the president of GSA, Trina Goree. According to Delgado, the formal was held in order to promote e...

LGBTQ community in Bakersfield celebrates pride at Stramler Park

LGBTQ community in Bakersfield  celebrates pride at Stramler Park

Daysi Meza, Reporter

October 17, 2012

The ninth annual Bakersfield Gay Pride Festival 2012 was held at Stramler Park on Oct. 13, in an effort to bring the gay community together in an event...

GSA hosts dance for LGBTQ students


November 30, 2011

Students and friends from Bakersfield College, California State University Bakersfield and various high schools dance during the Bakersfield College Gay Straight Association’s 2011 Winter Formal: Alice’s Masquerade at the Metro Galleries, located at 1604 19th St. on Nov. 18.

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