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Category: Gender and Sexuality

San Jose Joins National Pink Out Day After Republicans Push to Defund Planned Parenthood

With the House of Representatives pushing to defund Planned Parenthood, a national non-profit organization that provides health services and is used by close to 3 million Americans, San Jose residents joined the first-ever national Pink Out Day to support Planned Parenthood and reproductive freedom. Check out what folks had to say from the rally in front of a local Planned Parenthood clinic.

An Open Letter from a Samoan ‘Caitlyn’- Jaiyah Saelua

Jaiyah Saelua is the first "transgender" soccer player to compete in a men's FIFA World Cup Qualifier in 2011, she was featured in the award winning documentary following her American Samoa team, "Next Goal Wins". With the recent media buzz of American olympic athlete Bruce Jenner's transition gracing the cover of Vanity Fair magazine, she writes an open letter on the subject of fa'afafine, and the third genders in Samoa and the South Pacific to her community.

"Alway Have Something Nice To Say To The Rocks"

I was blessed to be in Oahu for a week, there is only 18% of native hawaiians left on island and 40% of the homeless population are kanaka maoli. Kanaka Maoli, the natives of the land still exist

"The Legalities of Being"

San Jose Poet Yosimar Reyes teams up with Julio Salgado on his piece "The Legalities of Being"

When A Community Leader Is Falsely Arrested

When San Francisco Police officers falsely arrested 19 year old Latina superstar Elvira Zayas, they didn't realize how much community would come in force in efforts to support her release. While the trial continues, so does the support from the community of artists, community leaders, and caring members who fight for her arrival home.

Youth Speaks Presents "Queeriosity"

Queeriosity is a literary arts and performance event that creates a safe space for LBGTQ youth to speak their truths to a supportive group of their peers and allies. If you’ve ever felt your identity overcrowding the tiny boxes, Queeriosity is for you.

A Little Bit of Spirit

On the eve of the Trans March in San Francisco, the Two Spirit Movement hope to bring their native beliefs around sexuality to the forefront.

Photo Essay: Miss Hispanidad 2012 Fantasy

Miss Hispanidad Gay is a yearly pageant where cross-dressers from all around California come to participate in a 4 week long competition. This photo essay covers the 3rd week of the pageant, the contestants display "Fantasy."

Photo Essay: Miss Hispanidad Gay 2012

Miss Hispanidad Gay is a yearly pageant where cross-dressers from all around California come to participate in a 4 week long competition.

Queer Conversations with "UndocuQueer" Julio Salgado

San Jose Poet Yosimar Reyes brings to you another episode of queer conversations with artist/activistundocuqueer Julio Salgado, the mastermind of DreamersAdrift.com.
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