End Bully

When Gilbert Baker designed the first Pride flag in 1978 he was intentional about the meaning behind each color. Purple symbolizes the spirit. In 2010, a surge of LGBTQ teen suicides in the media related to bullying inspired, then teenager, Brittany McMillian to start…

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I’m gay!

This Saturday is the 21st anniversary of Matthew Shepard’s death. His brutal murder in 1998 shook our community to our core. As we mourned and raged, we organized to ensure that his story was told in the national media and we worked to pass…

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Let’s talk about sex.

17 years ago when my husband was admitted to the hospital, I stayed continuously by his side. Every day, my employer called me to come back to work stating, “Doesn’t he have family that can take care of him?” Of course, I was his…

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End AIDS. End Stigma.

I distinctly remember the homophobic bullying I experienced as young person, starting in the 3rd grade, being connected to a narrative that the only future I had in front of me was one in which I contracted HIV, died of AIDS, and burn in…

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Stop Killing Us

If you joined us at the Spirit of Stonewall Rally this year you know how powerful it was. Black trans artist Mila Jam opened up the event by singing the national anthem, while an honor guard comprised only of trans service members and veterans presented the…

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Celebrating our Stonewall Generation

Here are Pride we’re already in the process of planning for next year’s big event, and as we look back over the last year, one of the things I’m most proud of is that as we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots,…

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Hate vs Love at the Chula Vista Library

By now you have probably heard about the nationally known hate group “MassResistance” with ties to anti-LGBTQ, anti-immigrant, and white supremacist activists and values who are bringing their hateful disregard for diversity and our community to a Chula Vista Library event designed to inspire…

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