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Diane Schuetz at Stramler Park during the 2010 Bakersfield LGBTQ Pride Festival.

DSA Kern County is raising money to buy Pride tickets for anyone who can't afford to go otherwise, especially for youth and young adults who might not be able to afford a ticket or can't ask family members for money.

Community members can contribute in two ways. On Sept. 25, those interested can head to the nightclub Casablanca and buy a drink. Twenty percent of drink proceeds from 10 p.m. to midnight will go toward the free tickets fund.

Another way to contribute is by donating to DSA Kern County's GoFundMe page at www.gofundme.com/f/pride-fundraiser-dsa-kern-county. As of Thursday, $230 of its $400 goal has been raised.

Bakersfield Pride will take place Oct. 12. Tickets cost $10.

For more information, email dsa.kern.county@gmail.com.

(22) comments

Thirtysomething

Isn't Kern County DSA the same group that holds the free brake light clinics around the county? Good job, keep it up.

Thirtysomething

Kern County DSA also holds free brake light clinics in low income areas like Lamont and Taft. Keep up the good work.

GaryJohns

Why don't they have a fruit cake sale...?

Vico17

Good one. Still laughing.

Moardeeb

Threatened by the thought of homosexuality? Usually the guys who make the slurs are the guys who are in denial! Classic!

Vico17

Deflect much, like the typical liberal? Keep your socialist cr@p out of my street.

Moardeeb

I see the fundraising goal has been reached! Congrats!

Vico17

Reply to Morbid @ 2:47: How many kids' minds can you indoctrinate with $400?

Answer: Sadly, one too many.

Thirtysomething

Still homophobic in 2019?

Donna Semar

https://twitter.com/DSA_KC

Donna Semar

This article leaves out some very important information like what is DSA Kern County?

JSmith

Because this paper likes to hide it's liberal leanings, DSA stands for Democratic Socialist Association. If you want to give all your money to the government and let the government decide who gets what (you know like China and Russia) this is the group for you. I think even thoughtful members of the LGBTQ do not want to align themselves with this bunch.

Moardeeb

Wrong. The Democrayic Socialst Associarion is a fine organization interested in social justice.



I think you need to educate yourself about socialism. Are you fine with your parents getting Social Security and Medicare, or do you want to foot the bill for them yourself? I didn't think so. Those are both Socialist Programs, as are, public libraries, the postal service, roads, bridges maintenance, the military, and the military draft. Read a book.

Bodysnatcher

Education? Ok, one word is all the education one needs about socialism ....Venezuela

Moardeeb

I'm sure you'll be happy to forfeit your Social Srcurity checks when the time comes. Hypocrites.

echozero1337

Are you one of the 85%? Is that your only example? ¿Qué más? Los que no conocen su historia están condenados a repetirla. "There's battle lines being drawn, nobody's right, if everybody' wront, young people speaking their minds, getting so much resistance"

echozero1337

Their thoughts are like viruses. Try not to engage directly, they'll pull you down into their sand trap. Focus on your future. If they district you, it may not exist.

Lamonster

A government program or service supported by taxes or fees to provide for the general welfare and/or the common defense of the nation does not a socialist benefit make.

Moardeeb

That's EXACTLY what makes up a socialist program! LOL.

Quick

Yeah, Lamonster is correct on this one. Socialism, as expressed by Marx, is not akin to social security as social security has no direct relation to the ownership of the means or modes of production.



Social Security is a social program, but those aren't socialist in the Marxist sense.

Lamonster

By that illogic slant on socialism we then have no need of democratic (or not) socialists because any country with a road or a post office or a military is socialist already, even without control of production, distribution and exchange. Congratulations, you've won already.

Quick

It actually stands for Democratic Socialists of America. There may be a second DSA, but this one is definitely a chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America

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