Raymond Anthony Andrade. Photo by Robert Eliason.


In a historic first, Pride flag is raised at Hollister City Hall

150 gather for nearly hour-long ceremony. 

Maxx D'Elia. Photo provided.

San Benito Lifestyle

Pride Month 2020: Maxx D’Elia

Hollister transgender man shares his journey of self-discovery.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

San Benito Lifestyle

Hollister raising Pride flag at City Hall

For the first time, officials will hold a ceremony showing solidarity with the LGBTQ community on the 51st anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Schools & Education

Gavilan College holds National Coming Out Day event Oct. 9

Rainbow flag will be raised at Gilroy campus for first time.

Staff of the LGBTQ Youth Resource Center helped put on San Benito County's first Pride event. Photo credit Becky Bonner.

Children and Youth

LGBTQ Resource Center hosts San Benito County’s first Pride event

The event included art made by youth members, a graffiti wall for people in attendance to sign, activities like karaoke, and speeches by organization members and supporters of the LGBTQ community.

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Children and Youth

LGBTQ youth support discussion to be held at San Benito High School

Discussion to feature education leaders and social justice groups

The Esperanza Center (file photo).

Schools & Education

LGBTQ Youth Resource Center and Safe Space Opening This Weekend

San Benito County's first-ever LGBTQ youth resource center and safe space opening on Saturday at the Esperanza Center in downtown Hollister

File photo of the San Benito County Free Library.

Schools & Education

Gender, Sexuality, and Identity Forum at County Library on Thursday

The public is invited to attend a discussion on gender, sexuality, and identity hosted by Gavilan College's Civic Engagement Title V program

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Children and Youth

LGBTQ Youth Resource Center and Safe Space opening in Hollister

Set to open with the start of the school year, it will be housed at the Esperanza Center in downtown Hollister


Government / Politics

Supervisors Barrios, Rivas hold town hall to discuss LGBTQ issues

Meeting featured city officials, county health officials and members of the high school Gay Straight Alliance Club

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Government / Politics

Supervisors will hold town hall meeting to discuss LGBTQ issues

Two members of the Board of Supervisors to hold town hall meeting to get feedback on proposed resolution "recognizing the need to discourage discrimination against the LGBTQ members of our community"