San Joaquin Pride Center Honoring Four at Annual Event

Hatten, San Joaquin Pride Center executive director, said the center is not the only group advocating or contributing to the LGBT+ community. There are people who have or are doing wonderful work and the annual Pride Honors event is an opportunity to recognize and elevate those individuals’ voices and efforts.

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Tracy City Council Candidate Targeted by Homophobic Blog

"With voters headed to the polls in just four days, it's garden-variety mud that's being slung in many a race.  Some say in Tracy, it's worse."

"Friday night, the San Joaquin Pride Center rallied against hate and in support of the deputy district attorney at city hall."

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Film Project Aims To Tell Stories of SJ's Transgender Residents


As some of you may know, we held a film reception several weeks ago to announce Kyle Rynicki's upcoming short film 'Rooster' featuring a Transgender lead character. His film, along with another upcoming film project by Chase Ybarra, is featured here in this article written for The Record. Check it out!

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Jill Jones Featured On Good Day Sacramento, Stockton Record Spotlighting Stockton Pride

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Aderholt Amendment & Rep. Jeff Denham

Last year Republican Jeff Denham reversed his vote to become the deciding vote that allowed workforce discrimination towards LGBT+ people. Now it looks like Denham is up to his old tricks and will help Republican's in Congress take away even more of our rights. Making matters worse, there are local elected officials who still support Denham. Tracy Councilmembers Veronica Vargas and Juana L. Dement , Tracy Supervisor Bob Elliott, Manteca/Stockton Supervisor Tom Patti and Stockton Supervisor Miguel Villapudua. We are asking our community to stand up to Denham and call on his supporters to rescind their support today. Here are their emails: 

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Stockton Wins 5th All-America City Award

We did it! WE WON STOCKTON'S 5TH ALL-AMERICA CITY AWARD. We are so proud of Stockton for being recognized for the work of amazing community partners and our focus on equity. In this presentation we centered the most marginalized folks in our community and our youth, and through their work and stories we received this honor. We could not have done it without the time and dedication of our team and the support from the organizations below. 

#AAC2018 #StocktonAAC2018 National Civic League All-America City Awards

San Joaquin Pride Center
Fathers & Families of San Joaquin
Stockton Scholars
Reinvent South Stockton Coalition
Little Manila Rising

Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce (California)
Port of Stockton
The Community Foundation of San Joaquin
The James Irvine Foundation
Visit Stockton
209 Furniture
Kiwanis Club of Stockton

 — at All-America City Awards.

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Hellen Heels Hosts Stockton's Second Drag Queen Storytime

Hellen Heels- AKA Jonathan Lopez, the creator and director of Drag Queen Storytime- hosts another successful Drag Queen Storytime event at one of Stockton's public libraries. Stockton's LGBT+ Youth were represented at this event, where tolerance, identity, and diversity were celebrated through the event's storybook reading. Read more by clicking the link below to The Record's news article featuring this event.

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SJPC's own Executive Director Nicholas Hatten on the panel Race, Racism, and Otherness: A Conversation With John A. Powell

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Governor Brown Creates California Complete Count Committee

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the creation of the California Complete Count Committee, a statewide panel of community members that will guide California’s outreach for the 2020 federal census.

“It is vitally important for California to do everything it can to ensure that every Californian is counted in the upcoming census,” said Governor Brown.

The 25 Committee members represent a diverse cross-section of the state with participants from both the public and private sectors. Governor Brown appointed 23 individuals to the Committee, and Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon each appointed one member to the Committee.

Today’s Executive Order creating the California Complete Count Committee can be found HERE

Including our very own Executive Director Nicholas Hatten;
Nicholas Hatten, 43, of Stockton, has been appointed to the California Complete Count Census Committee. Hatten has been executive director at the San Joaquin Pride Center since 2011. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Hatten is a Democrat.


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Stockton Honors Martin Luther King Jrs Legacy

Stockton residents remembered Martin Luther King Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his assassination.

The city has dedicated a plaza to the civil rights icon, which includes a statue of King.

Residents said there’s still work that needs to be done to realize King’s dream.

Get the full story in the video here.


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