The Orion

Chico Pride festival encourages sustainability and reflects on history

A group of local teens display their LGBTQ+ pride Saturday.

August 27, 2018

Various community members united for the Stonewall Chico Pride 2018 at the downtown plaza Saturday morning to support sustainable practices. The celebration marked the 24th year the Stonewall Alliance celebrated Pride in Chico. Chico Pride is a four-day schedule that started last Thursday. The...

Chico State Gender and Sexuality Equity Center hosts fifth annual Trans Conference

Elena Rose Vera was the first speaker at the fifth annual trans conference. She spoke on the rich history of trans people. Photo credit: Josh Cozine

Josh Cozine

April 15, 2018

The theme of the fifth annual Trans Conference, "Existence is Resistance," was reflected by a variety of speakers Saturday on campus. The conference took place in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium from 10 a.m until 4 p.m. A tabling event was held for an hour while people signed in, with community an...

Stonewall Alliance hosts teen dance for Trans week

Stonewall Alliance put on the dance at First Christian Church Saturday night from 7-10 p.m. Photo credit: Josiah Nicholl

Josiah Nicholl

April 8, 2018

Stonewall Alliance, an organization committed to providing support for the LGBTQ community, partnered with CAVE on Saturday to host a free dance for teens. The Stonewall Trans Week Team Dance lasted from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. at the First Christian Church and was for teens aged 13-18. The theme of the da...

Chico Pride returns to celebrate LGBTQ community

Dana Daniell, a long-time attendee of Chico Pride. Photo credit: Jae Siqueiros

Cassandra Porter and Jae Siqueiros

August 24, 2016

Rainbow colors, booming music and smiling faces filled the Chico City Plaza this Saturday afternoon for the Pride Festival. The event was hosted by the Chico Stonewall Alliance, a non-profit agency committed to cultivating a safe, open and inclusive environment for all members of the LGBTQ community....

Chico shows its Pride

Chico Pride featured a drag performance in the fountain Photo credit: Elizabeth Helmer

Kyla Linville

August 22, 2016

Stonewall Alliance Center presented the 26th annual Chico Pride Festival on Saturday with the theme “Let’s Go Together." About 100 vendors from different businesses, cultures and religions crowded together at Chico City Plaza downtown. The event featured live music, performances and guest sp...

Community members upset by Mormon guest appearance

Whitney Urmann

August 26, 2015

One community organization, Mormons Building Bridges, maintained a booth at Chico Pride, spurring a few Pride attendees to express their frustration to Stonewall Alliance Center for allowing the group to table even though the Mormon church hasn't been welcoming to the LGBTQ+ community. It's disappoi...

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...

Trans Week art show to give insight to trans experience

Greta Gordon

March 13, 2015

Stonewall Alliance has always been a place for people of the LGBTQ+ community to express themselves, and now they can through a whole new medium: art. To kick off its Trans* Week celebration, Stonewall will be presenting an art exhibit at 1078 Gallery on March 19 through April 4 with art about the trans experie...

Transgender advocates support LGBTQ+ community

Conner Wenzel (left) facilitates the transgender support group at the Stonewall Alliance Center and Ian Ruddell works as the Outreach and Education Coordination. The center is marking its 25th anniversary this year. Photo credit: Dj Morris

Dj Morris

January 24, 2015

Chico's Stonewall Alliance Center is celebrating and reflecting upon 25 years of acceptance, strength and support for individuals in the community. The center helps and provides resources for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, intersex, queer, questioning and ally community. T...

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