Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

While multiple states are considering their steps towards transgenders, the transgender community has been around for many years. In 1952, Christine Jorgensen is the first publicized person to undergo sex reassignment surgery, being the first transgender woman.

Alabama Bans Transgender Girls from Competing in Female Sports, Florida following Their Footsteps

Mimi Castellanos, Digital Editor in Chief May 2, 2021

While the many controversies arise within the past year, LGBTQ+ community are pulled into another dispute. On April 23, Alabama becomes one of the first states to ban transgender girls from participating in women sports. Alabama's Reason Reasoning that Alabama is one of the conservative states, Republican...

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Brazilian Judge Approves Gay Conversion Therapy

Quickly undoing years of legislation for civil rights.
Danielle Anzures, Reporter September 25, 2017

In a ruling a Brazilian judge approved gay conversion therapy which has sparked outrage and fear around the world. Last week, Waldemar de Carvalho, a federal judge in the capital of Brasília, overturned a 1999 decision by the Federal Council of Psychology that banned psychologists from offering cures...

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The L.A. LGBT Center says they aim to celebrate LGBT individuals and families in Los Angeles and beyond.

L.A. LGBT Center: A place we can all call home

Angelo Torres , Co- Editor- in- Chief October 19, 2016

National LGBT Awareness Day, held October 19, celebrates the contributions of and spreads awareness of LGBT Centers throughout the world, that provide LGBT people of all ages with information, psychological services, and sex education. Founded in 1969, the Los Angeles LGBT Center has served as a haven...

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Members of the Spectrum Club stand united to support the LGBT+ community.

RHC hosts campus- wide National Coming Out Day

Crystian Mendoza, Sports Editor October 19, 2016

As part of National Coming Out Day, the Associated Students as well as Spectrum (formerly the GSA) hosted an event at Rio Hondo College in the mid quad Oct. 11 in show of support to the Lesbian Bisexual Gay Transgender (LGBT+) community and equality. This kicks off a series of events that the AS and...

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LGBT vs North Carolina’s Bathroom Bill

LGBT vs North Carolina’s Bathroom Bill

Joseph Quintana, Staff Writer April 26, 2016

The bathroom is a place you would expect to use freely when the urge comes to you, but sadly, in North Carolina, that isn't the case. A bill passed on March 23 discriminates against transgender people on which bathroom they can use. What makes this upsetting is the fact that this bill was passed to override...

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Zackary Mejia

Is God a homosexual?

Zackary Mejia, Staff Writer February 15, 2016

Religious institutions and organizations have been the only community within society that ardently works to villainize, criminalize and more recently shun the homosexual community. It is interesting to see the evolution of God’s homophobia mediated through his worshipers, from the 16th century where...

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National Coming Out Awareness Film and Discussion

National Coming Out Awareness Film and Discussion

Ryan Guerrero, Arts & Entertainment Editor October 28, 2015

Rio Hondo will be hosting a National Coming Out Awareness film and discussion in room SS305 on Oct. 29. The event will take place from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature the documentary "Out Late", which shares the powerful testimonies of five individuals who waited until their late 50's and 60's...

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