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Local artists jam with Chico LGBTQ community for pride week

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

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 of inclusion for people of all kinds.The evening began with the experimental Bay Area-based a...

‘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 created by the Stonewall Youth Group, an organization geared towards giving LGBTQ youth a safe spac...

Chico State’s drag show rocks the Bell Memorial Union

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

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 Thursday for Chico State’s fourth annual Drag Show. The show featured a supportive crowd with enough energy to give everyone ...

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Performer Tucker Noir entertains onlookers with dance rendition to

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....

Black Fong pumps up the funk at The Maltese

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

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 with prominent and clean guitar chords. Lead vocalist and guitarist, Jack Dammit International, ap...

Chico Pride attendees ashamed of Mormon vendor

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

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 vendor in particular. Saturday’s Pride festival took place in City Plaza featuring booths and...

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