Tom & Colleen Boardman

donated 2017-02-13 16:33:07 -0800

Red Carpet 2017

Thank you for joining our big party. Please note: We strongly suggest you show up for your red carpet experience between 4 pm and 5 pm. We look forward to seeing what you will be wearing. 

Free parking lots (because its Sunday) at California and Weber or Sutter and Market St. 

Troubling purchasing your tickets? Contact Nicholas at (209) 466-7572 or emailing info@sjpridecenter.org 


donated 2016-11-16 17:44:22 -0800

Honors16tix

Thank you for purchasing tickets to our 2015 awards ceremony. Please use the below form to complete your ticket purchase. We look forward to seeing you there. 


signed Safe Schools 2015-05-15 13:41:28 -0700

Safe Schools Campaign

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05/5/15 Update. San Joaquin Pride Center issues press release on Safe Schools For LGBT Youth. Click here to read it. 

The San Joaquin Pride Center's Youth Stakeholder Committee needs your help. We are seeking students and parents from each school district in San Joaquin County to present our petition calling for the increased funding of anti-bullying programs that specifically address LGBT issues in our schools.  If you are willing to join our movement, please contact our Pride Center at (209) 466-7572. Thank you!

You can also print a letter version of the language and send it directly to your school district by clicking here to download a Word version of the document. Note: With District's engaging in budget discussions now. Here's a schedule of meetings where your voice can be heard. 

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 Click here for phone and email info for each district. 

67 signatures

 


 Safe Schools Petition

 

On behalf of San Joaquin County’s LGBT youth,

  • We urge you to strengthen our District’s support for our LGBTQ youth by increasing current funding for anti-bullying programs via the Local Control Funding Formula.
  • We call on you to ensure that these prevention and support programs specifically address the challenges our LGBTQ youth face in regards to bullying.
  • Finally, we also ask that you maintain compliance with AB9 audits and that you provide the San Joaquin Pride Center with the name and contact for each school’s administrator appointed to handle LGBT bullying complaints or an LGBTQ liaison that can work with our local LGBT community and make sure our LGBTQ youth are receiving the support they need.

 

We strongly feel that these reasonable measures can easily be funded through LCAP under the State Priority of School Climate or by adopting a local priority.

For the full text of the petition as it will be presented to the school districts, click here


signed LGBT Language 2015-03-20 17:16:20 -0700

LGBT Language

On March 11th, due to an increase in anti-LGBT rhetoric in our local public debate, four local LGBT organizations released a letter calling on the resignation of any elected or appointed official who engages in LGBT hate speech. (Click here to read petition.) It was discovered that one of the biggest offenders had recently been appointed by Councilwoman Christina Fugazi as her intern--even after two Record Reporters called this individual out for his racist and homophobic rhetoric. Now, this same person is being considered to be appointed to Stockton's Charter Review Commission, a very important committee that is tasked with updating our City's Constitution. Here are our concerns:

1)  We have seen an increase in the use of phrases like "gay pride mafia" or "rainbow mafia" when referring to local LGBT organizations or movement. This is inappropriate and unacceptable; and it's shocking to hear it come from political activist, candidates for office or elected officials themselves. Webster dictionary defines mafia as "a criminal organization". Comparing those in the LGBT movement who are advocating for equality as "criminal" is homophobic, intolerant and hate speech.

2) Referring to anyone as anything other then their gender is unacceptable. Doing it once is wrong and doing it repeatedly shows how unfit for public service an individual is.

3) Articulating one's position on policy, politics and public figures is a constitutional right, however, when you use words in a way that promotes racism, homophobia and to bully, you have crossed a line. 

4) What message does tolerating this type of behavior say to our city's youth? When a recent survey illustrates that 83% of our LGBT youth in San Joaquin County have heard anti-LGBT slurs and that same percentage have contemplated suicide---appointing individuals who use this type of hate speech to work on behalf of Stockton sends a message that homophobia and bigotry are accepted behaviors.
Please call or email your Councilmember and demand that they not appoint individuals who use hate speech and homophobia in their rhetoric.  (Click here for a Word version of petition for snail mailing or emailing.)

Mayor Anthony Silva

Phone: (209) 937-8499

Mayor@stocktongov.com

 

Vice Mayor Christina Fugazi

Council District 5

Phone: (209) 937-8244

dist5@stocktongov.com

 

Councilmember Elbert H. Holman, Jr.

Council District 1

Phone: (209) 937-8244

dist1@stocktongov.com

 

Councilmember Dan Wright

Council District 2

Phone: (209) 937-8244

dist2@stocktongov.com

 

Councilmember Susan Lofthus

Council District 3

Phone: (209) 937-8244

dist3@stocktongov.com

 

 

Councilmember Moses Zapien

Council District 4

Phone: (209) 937-8244

dist4@stocktongov.com

 

Councilmember Michael Tubbs

Council District 6

Phone: (209) 937-8244

dist6@stocktongov.com

 

102 signatures

 

Stockton City Council

425 N. El Dorado St.

Stockton, CA 95202

 

March 18th, 2015

 

RE: LGBT Hate Speech

 

Dear Stockton City Council:

Bigotry against the LGBT community is still enshrined in the law in most of the United States. Elected officials and politically active, engaged citizens may be able to shrug off the effects of hate speech, but it is nevertheless unacceptable, and contributes to an atmosphere of intolerance that at best discourages political participation, and at worst can be deadly. It is unacceptable to use slurs against the LGBT community; to deride non-cissexual orientation; to deliberately confuse the genders of LGBT people in order to mock them. If any of the above were directed towards any other group of minority they would be considered so outrageous as to demand immediate refutation.

Due to bullying and non- acceptance, our LGBT youth are our most at-risk demographic. They are in danger from others, whose hatred proceeds from hate speech to actual violence, and, sadly, from themselves, having absorbed the prejudice around them without the emotional resilience to resist. A recent survey conducted by the San Joaquin Pride Center found that 83% of LGBT youth in San Joaquin County have heard anti-LGBT slurs. These same proportions have contemplated suicide. It is not only important that as adults we choose our words carefully, but also that we not be bigots, and that when see it, we reject it.

Recently, it has become more common to see this kind of language used against others when they are perceived to be in the speaker's political opposition. We will no longer tolerate it. This is not normal expression of opposition; this is naked bigotry.

We call on the removal from office of any elected (or appointed) public figure who has engaged in hate speech, and ask that any and all others refrain from such heated rhetoric in the future.

 

Respectfully,


 


donated 2018-05-23 05:14:40 -0700

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