Anti-Bullying/Anti-Isolation APP Announcement

The App:  LGBT+ Anti- Isolation & Anti-Bullying Mobile App (I AM) Campaign  Using the “I Am” App campaign will provide San Joaquin County youth with mobile resources that will enrich and empower their lives.  We believe that this is the first of its kind social media app that will help youth find a safe LGBT+ space on campus, the ability …

Tracy City Council Candidate Targeted by Homophobic Blog

“With voters headed to the polls in just four days, it’s garden-variety mud that’s being slung in many a race.  Some say in Tracy, it’s worse.” “Friday night, the San Joaquin Pride Center rallied against hate and in support of the deputy district attorney at city hall.” Click here to read more:

San Joaquin Pride Center Honoring Four at Annual Event

Hatten, San Joaquin Pride Center executive director, said the center is not the only group advocating or contributing to the LGBT+ community. There are people who have or are doing wonderful work and the annual Pride Honors event is an opportunity to recognize and elevate those individuals’ voices and efforts. Click here to read more: https://www.recordnet.com/news/20190103/san-joaquin-pride-center-honoring-four-at-annual-event

Film Project Aims To Tell Stories of SJ’s Transgender Residents

As some of you may know, we held a film reception several weeks ago to announce Kyle Rynicki’s upcoming short film ‘Rooster’ featuring a Transgender lead character. His film, along with another upcoming film project by Chase Ybarra, is featured here in this article written for The Record. Check it out! https://www.recordnet.com/news/20180815/film-project-aims-to-tell-stories-of-sjs-transgender-residents

Aderholt Amendment & Rep. Jeff Denham

Last year Republican Jeff Denham reversed his vote to become the deciding vote that allowed workforce discrimination towards LGBT+ people. Now it looks like Denham is up to his old tricks and will help Republican’s in Congress take away even more of our rights. Making matters worse, there are local elected officials who still support Denham. Tracy Councilmembers Veronica Vargas and Juana …

Hellen Heels Hosts Stockton’s Second Drag Queen Storytime

Hellen Heels- AKA Jonathan Lopez, the creator and director of Drag Queen Storytime- hosts another successful Drag Queen Storytime event at one of Stockton’s public libraries. Stockton’s LGBT+ Youth were represented at this event, where tolerance, identity, and diversity were celebrated through the event’s storybook reading. Read more by clicking the link below to The Record’s news article featuring this …

Stockton Wins 5th All-America City Award

We did it! WE WON STOCKTON’S 5TH ALL-AMERICA CITY AWARD. We are so proud of Stockton for being recognized for the work of amazing community partners and our focus on equity. In this presentation we centered the most marginalized folks in our community and our youth, and through their work and stories we received this honor. We could not have …