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New bill requires LGBTQ+ training

The California legislature recently approved a new law that requires peace officers to receive specific training on sexual orientation and gender identity, and how to properly address hate crimes and acts of domestic violence involving these groups.

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James Garcia, assistant professor of psychology, discusses how people in the LGBT community are susceptible to medical conditions other than HIV April 12 in the Hanawalt House. Garcia, along with another panelist, Megan Rush, program coordinator at University of California Riverside’s LGBT Resource Center, were brought in by the Office of Diversity and Inclusivity to present a variety of topics at the Gaypril Health Education Panel. Topics included mental health, physical health, safe sex practices, communicating in a relationship, available resources and stepping outside of heterosexual norms in relationships.

Panel examines LGBT health issues

A group of about 20 students and faculty members gathered April 12 in the Hanawalt House for the Gaypril Health Education Panel event to learn more about health and safe sex practices within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community. The panel was part of the University’s Gaypril events, which consist of LGBT educational […]

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Christian Bracho, assistant professor of teacher education, shares his coming out story at Speak Out Celebrating QPOC, or queer people of color, as part of the Gaypril series of events Monday in Sneaky Park. He said that it is important for QPOC to have opportunities to share their stories because they suffer in invisible ways and are more subject to self-harm and danger. Bracho said that teachers should be agents of social change in the United States and Mexico regarding LGBT issues. / photo by Tyler Evains

Speak out

Christian Bracho, assistant professor of teacher education, shares his coming out story at Speak Out Celebrating QPOC, or queer people of color, as part of the Gaypril series of events Monday in Sneaky Park.

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