The Orion

GSEC Coordinator Abraham Trujillo and a lineup of performers. Photo taken by Sel Hartman

Drag is for everyone

Samanta Sanchez, Reporter // November 2, 2022

Men dress up as women, women dress up as men and people who are neither dress as either.  There are so many misconceptions about drag. Most people think that drag is only for people that identify...

Wizard Apprentice giving an interesting performance, combining music, visuals, and movement.

Local artists jam with Chico LGBTQ community for pride week

Danielle Kessler // August 29, 2019

Blackbird Café held a concert dedicated for Chico’s pride weekend on Saturday.It was a night of music spanning all genres and featuring local and out-of-town artists, encapsulating an environment...

The Future is Now gives young LGBTQ artists a platform

‘The Future is Now’ gives young LGBTQ artists a platform

Melissa Joseph // August 27, 2019

1078 Gallery partnered with Pedal Press, a Chico-based printing press company, to host an art show focused on giving LGBTQ youths the opportunity to showcase their talent on Sunday. The art exhibit was...

Susie Quite and Psycho Chix performed a unique burlesque. Photo credit: Dominique Wood

Chico State’s drag show rocks the Bell Memorial Union

Grant Schmieding // October 13, 2018

Shiny wigs, high heels, capes and colorful lights awaited the line of students stretching out the door and down the street. Over 1,000 students and community members filled the Bell Memorial Union auditorium...

Performer Tucker Noir entertains onlookers with dance rendition to Singing in the Rain during the Stonewall Chico Pride celebration in the downtown plaza on Saturday. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Photo of the day

Olyvia Simpson // August 27, 2018

Performer Tucker Noir entertains onlookers with dance rendition to "Singing in the Rain" during the Stonewall Chico Pride celebration in the downtown plaza on Saturday.

From left: Greg Spont, keys; Jerry Morano, congos; Scott, drums; John McKinley, lead vocalist/guitarist; and Susan Guevara and Cherianne Brandt Pollastrini rock the audience at The Maltese on Saturday August 22. Photo credit: John Domogma

Black Fong pumps up the funk at The Maltese

Tom Sundgren // August 27, 2015

A red curtain backdrop lit up by stage lights cut through every other color on stage when the soulful Black Fong hit the stage for a Pride celebration.The intro tune kicked off with a dreamy, spacey feel...

San Francisco performer, Mahlae, comes out to Chico Gay Prides Variety Show Friday night. Photo credit: Emily Teague

Chico Pride attendees ashamed of Mormon vendor

Jenice Tupolo // August 24, 2015

Stonewall Alliance, a local non-profit organization, celebrated its 25th anniversary of Chico Pride this weekend. Although the event was intended to be all-inclusive, some attendees were offended by one...

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