Last week I attended the Roseville Joint Union High School District Board Meeting. Pictured here are Board members Heidi Hall (Clerk), Pete Constant (President), Julie Hirota (VP), Superintendent John Becker, and speakers Natalie Robbins (President of the Roseville Secondary Education Association), and Barb Brass of PFLAG. Purpose The meeting was almost entirely dedicated to the nearly two hours of public discussion around a proposed parental notification policy. Like other policies that have recently passed in the State, including nearby Rocklin […]
More to come on my day in East Los Angeles soon, but for now here is my photo gallery from my visit there in early September. Equipment Here’s the equipment I brought: * * * All photos are copyright Chris Allan and cannot be used without my written permission. Please contact me for usage rights. Thank you for reading my blog post “A Day in East L.A.. ” To learn more about me and my work, please see my About page.
After a busy calendar of events this past June, Nevada County wrapped up their Pride celebration with their first ever festival on Sunday, August 6. Held in downtown Nevada City’s Miners Foundry Cultural Center, the event had attracted over 300 people by late afternoon. “Nevada County Pride has been around for about 40 years. Originally, it was potlucks at private member’s homes, mostly gay men,” commented Nevada Pride chairperson Rick Partridge, “And the communication back then was done by postcard! […]
LIMA, PERÚ – June 25, 2022 – MARCHA DEL ORGULLO Pride in Perú: Marcha del Orgullo celebrates 20 years Aside from one colorful clothing ad and the outside of a popular gay club, I had not seen any signs of Pride in Peru during my stay in Lima. Por supuesto, I knew that queer culture existed in this massive South American capital city of over 13 million. I’d read that even though the country had yet to legalize same-sex unions […]
SANTA ROSA, CA – JUNE 4, 2022 – SONOMA COUNTY PRIDE The older I get, the more I enjoy smaller. Prides. They seem to be one of the big trends right now too – beyond the big cities, we are gradually seeing many smaller communities hosting their own home-grown Pride events. Sonoma County Pride was like a cross between a small-town July 4th parade and a mini-Mardi Gras. De and I headed out early for the two-and-a-half hour drive from […]
SACRAMENTO, CA, U.S.A. – OCTOBER 9, 2021 On Saturday, October 9, 2021 Sacramento celebrated National Trans Visibility Day at Crocker Park. The first-ever event included a march around the park and a program with a variety of community leaders, activists and organizers. Why Sacramento? For the first time since the March started in 2019, the event was held outside of Washington D.C. The organization chose Orlando as the primary host city this year, but also added several satellite cities. Those […]