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North County Update

Showing our ‘Pride @ The Beach’ Oct 12

John Jones | North County Update On behalf of the North County LGBTQ Resource Center, we wish to welcome you to Pride @ The Beach: North County San Diego’s only LGBTQ Pride Festival. Created in 2007 by the North County Coalition, Pride @ The Beach offers delicious food, live entertainment, a children’s garden and various recourses and vendors.

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Our Jan. 25 Town Hall meeting: a community affair

Posted: January 25th, 2013 | Columns, Featured, North County Update | No Comments

Max Disposti | North County Update How many times have you participated to a Town Hall meeting? The tradition of gathering with fellow community members to openly discuss matters of importance is a historical one. If used properly, Town Hall meetings are one of the best tools to communicate with the community at large by encouraging live feedback and ideas for the future.

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Breaking the walls of political indifference

Posted: November 1st, 2012 | Columns, Featured, North County Update | No Comments

Max Disposti | North County Update
This year the North County LGBTQ Resource Center has surveyed the local North County candidates on LGBT issues.

A similar effort was attempted four years ago, but almost no one among the North County Democrats, Republicans and bipartisan candidates answered in support of LGBT families. In fact, they did not answer at all

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Pride @ the beach: five years and counting

Max Disposti | North County Update It was not long ago when, in a small Oceanside coffee shop, a few dedicated North County activists decided to revive what was once known as North County Pride. Tina Leight-Roades, Raphael Rubalcaba, Curtis Fitzgerald, Cliff Crawford and I gave life to an idea that sought to deliver more LGBT visibility for our North County families. After several years of North County Pride being celebrated in parks and hidden […]

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Interfaith Council of North County launched

Posted: August 9th, 2012 | Featured, North County Update | No Comments

Max Disposti | North County Update Being an LGBT person of faith in some geographical areas can be very difficult. Only a few years ago, finding a supportive LGBT church or congregation in North County would have cost you some research time. Today, a diverse range of interfaith communities are stepping up to make sure their messages can be heard everywhere. Despite being born and raised a couple of miles away from Vatican City, my […]

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Oceanside Freedom Days Parade a chance to show our Pride

Posted: June 28th, 2012 | Featured, North County Update | No Comments

Max Disposti | North County Update For many years, the Oceanside Freedom Days Parade has attracted thousands of participants throughout North San Diego County. In this occasion City officials, a variety of military ranks from Camp Pendleton and many other local organizations march with their colorful contingents and musical bands for the Fourth of July festivities. The parade supports our local military troops as well as their families. In 2009 and for the first time, […]

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We are family, too

Posted: April 20th, 2012 | Featured, North County Update | No Comments

Max Disposti | North County Update This year’s theme for the North County LGBTQ Resource Center’s upcoming Gala on May 19 is all about family. Family is when our service members, reunited with their loved ones, have to struggle with their affections to avoid making national news. Family is the thousands of couples hoping to have their unions finally recognized as marriage. Families are federal government employees that cannot take care of their spouses because […]

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Equality voters could change North County

Posted: March 9th, 2012 | North County Update | No Comments

Max Disposti | North County Update

Here we go, another election year. It is like politicians never stop campaigning. They bombard us with promises of a better tomorrow when many of us have been left with the worst: unemployment, bank’s going after our homes and a public system that can’t afford to educate our children.

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Respect for LGBT families from our health care providers

Posted: February 10th, 2012 | North County Update | No Comments

Max Disposti | North County Update Health care has always been high on the list of controversial debates. The broken system, the profit-driven insurance companies and the speculations of private providers and pharmaceutical companies have turned a fundamental human right into a struggle for equal access. As if these barriers were not already difficult to overcome, the skepticism towards the health care system becomes stronger among minority groups that have the misfortune of experiencing the […]

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