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Somewhere over this rainbow

Somewhere over this rainbow

Casey Peuser,
Online and Social Media Editor

July 5, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion, Showcase

At the risk of fulfilling the stereotype, lately I’ve found myself identifying with the great Judy Garland in wishing that I, like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, was somewhere over the rainbow. By ‘rainbow,’ I’m referring to LGBTQ Pride.  And by ‘over,’ I mean discouraged by the lack of...

El orgullo de Oakland para cerrar el verano

El orgullo de Oakland para cerrar el verano

Ira Lazo,
Contribuyente

August 24, 2016


Filed under Spanish

Cada seis meses, el personal del gimnasio gay de Oakland presenta un programa de sensibilidad gay, en la que la comunidad local y los entrenadores personales tienen la oportunidad de hacer preguntas difíciles o incómodas sobre el espectro del género. Comienzan cada entrenamiento con una introdu...

Orlando at forefront of SF Pride

Orlando at forefront of SF Pride

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

June 29, 2016


Filed under Metro

Metal detectors marked every entrance and bag sizes were scrutinized down to the inch at San Francisco’s annual Gay Pride Celebration last weekend, according to a celebration security report. The statement also disclosed a list of prohibited items, including weapons, portable speakers and e-cigaret...

Vigil in SF’s Castro mourns Orlando massacre victims

Vigil in SF’s Castro mourns Orlando massacre victims

Evan Sernoffsky, Lizzie Johnson and Nanette Asimov,
San Francisco Chronicle

June 22, 2016


Filed under Metro

The mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando comes as the Bay Area prepares for huge Pride celebrations, including this month’s San Francisco event that is expected to draw about a million people into the city. The LGBT community’s pride has grown alongside rising acceptance of same-sex marriage...

Orlando nightclub shooting: 50 killed, 53 injured; gunman identified as Omar Mateen

Orlando nightclub shooting: 50 killed, 53 injured; gunman identified as Omar Mateen

Christal Hayes, Gal Tziperman Lotan, and Matt Pearce

June 12, 2016


Filed under Metro, Showcase

The United States suffered the worst mass shooting in its modern history early Sunday morning when 50 people were killed and 53 injured in Orlando, Fla., after a gunman stormed into a packed gay nightclub, officials said. The gunman was killed by a SWAT team after taking hostages at Pulse, a popular...

Must see Black History Month films

Must see Black History Month films

The Pioneer Staff

March 12, 2015


Filed under Blog

Here’s a list of films to watch during Black History Month that help to explore and celebrate the depths of the African American experience throughout history. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? (1967) The Drayton’s daughter brings home her African American fiancé, forcing her parents to reeva...

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