“Everyone Is Gay” comes to Antelope Valley

LANCASTER – In an ongoing effort to promote change and awareness of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer issues through humor and honesty, The OUT Project and the SOAR Gay/Straight Alliance are offering a free presentation of “Everyone Is Gay.”

The program will be held from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Cafeteria of Antelope Valley College on Saturday, Feb. 25.

Founded by Kristin Russo and Dannielle Owens-Reid, the production of “Everyone is Gay” derives from a humorous advice website for LGBTQ youth. Russo and Owens-Reid tour high school and college campuses, nationwide, delivering a witty interactive presentation that focuses on issues surrounding the LGBTQ community, with the mission to encourage students to become and remain informed, and to take action in the fight for equality.

When asked what the focus of these events are, Russo comments, “We want to talk to kids about the realities they are facing presently, and push them to change the things around them as they currently exist. We believe that youth, especially, have the power to bring change through both their attitudes and actions.”

View “Everyone is Gay” performance video below.

The OUT Project, a youth program of The OUTreach Center, provides local advocacy and social activities for 14-24 year olds.  A non-profit grassroots organization, The OUTreach Center provides support, services, and community activities for the LGBT community in the region, including anti-bullying rallies, educational presentations to address discriminatory actions in public accommodations, a professionally-facilitated transgender support group, and the annual Pride Festival in June.

Their mission statement is to demonstrate leadership in community education and outreach on LGBTQ issues by advocating for an Antelope Valley that values humanity and diversity; to seek to build the foundation of an enduring and thriving LGBTQ community through celebration, connection, and empowerment; and to strive to embody dignity, integrity, and courage in our pursuit of social justice.

For more information about “Everyone is Gay,” contact OUT Project President Amy Bruhl at 661-348-1794, email at Amy@OUTreachCenterAV.org, or visit www.OUTreachCenterAV.org.

  31 comments for ““Everyone Is Gay” comes to Antelope Valley

  1. Miriam Casillas
    June 18, 2012 at 11:26 am

    I really just need to find a church in the AV that welcomes gays. I have a girlfriend of 5 years and we are both ready to open our hearts and lives to God. Please help.

  2. James
    February 24, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    Is someone blackmailing YOU Ace? No worries, everyone here knows you’re [removed], your secret is safe with us.

    I guess you were the target of [removed] growing up.. no surprise there.

    • James
      February 24, 2012 at 7:35 pm

      Ask you dad, lol. Why, is he one of your victims also? [removed]?

      Everyone who reads your ridiculousness knows you’re a few cans short of a six pack.

  3. William
    February 22, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    And you have stolen and perverted the word ‘Ace’. Instead of the ‘Ace’ you might try the ‘Joker’ or any other card in the deck, but not ‘Ace’.

  4. William
    February 21, 2012 at 6:44 am

    You can’t presume that hetersexuals aren’t offensive in their open sexuality and public displays of affection or showing off the products of their intimacies (kids) to all on Facebook, etc.

    But, I do like your reference to the ‘chapter on fine dining’. Funny

    However, I don’t happen to believe in God or the bible, so it doesn’t apply to me or I assume many others. Christian have to get that. It doesn’t apply to everyone. I don’t respect or accept the authority of the bible or those who speak from it. If you think gays can be offensive or annoying you must be blind to the offensiveness of many Christians in this country. They are more than simply annoying. They are dangerous. I give you Rick Santorum who wants to be president. No way. The fanatical Christians want to remove all the privacy and medical advances made for women and their health issues. Again, no way.

    They are in their last gasps in this country and they will be dangerous to others despite their own history of martydom. The oppressed become the oppressors yet they whine if they are openly criticized or thwarted in their agendas. Too bad. Catholic priests and hierarchy should hide in shame for a 100 years after what has gone on for decades under their noses.

    I couldn’t be more disgusted with religion than I am recently, especially the Christians in this country. The other faiths, I can respect.

  5. Jo
    February 20, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    Funny thing Ace. Where are all those Militant homosexuals forcing their way of life in your face? I was unaware of any gay parades up here in the valley. We have one gay bar in Lancaster that I know of, yet have seldom if ever heard any noise from them. Is a production on the AVC campus “in your face”? Or is it this article that you consider militant and in your face?

    If yes, then you need to lock your door and stay in your house. These Americans are busy living their lives, and oh the horror, you just might stumble across them holding hands while shopping or some other terrible “in your face” militancy!

    I’ll wait for that protest against red lobster and their “in your face” advertizing of abominations. Shellfish!

    • Jo
      February 20, 2012 at 3:44 pm

      So, per Ace, when Leviticus call homosexuals abominations he’s reading the bible “right”.

      When Leviticus calls shellfish an abomination, there’s something wrong with me! Funny. Almost as funny as calling someone a child abuser when they don’t like what Ace said.

      Who can argue with such logic. Tell us Ace, how are shellfish gay? And what does gay shellfish have to do with what’s written concerning them. Are you saying Leviticus is wrong?

      • Jo
        February 20, 2012 at 3:45 pm

        By all means, explain it to me.

      • Jo
        February 20, 2012 at 11:05 pm

        You’re a hypocrite Ace. Instead of proving me wrong, you’re accusing me of being influenced by TV? It never occurred to you that I may actually have worked with, grown up with, have family members that are gay? You’re no better then James accusing you of being a pedophile. Keep throwing it against the wall Ace. Let me know when it sticks.

        Gay people are just as good, bad, screwed up, intelligent, wise, stupid as every other group of people. And no, I don’t think what 2 men do together as dirty. Why? Because, unlike you, I don’t think of men having sex. But I can assure you they are as likely to get some nasty disease as men and women screwing around. Or did you forget your lecture from the military?

        But just like every other Christian hypocrite, you are now going to tell us that Leviticus was just fooling when taking about shellfish, and only really meant it when talking about homosexuality. Hypocrite! The bible really means it here, but not here? In the SAME DAMN BOOK, Ace decided that one sentence God was serious but not the other. Hypocrite.

        You and James deserve each other. 2 a$$holes who try to tell us what god really meant. I don’t care about other peoples sex lives. And I’m not for a minute going to believe that stupid sex amongst heterosexuals is any worse then homosexuals. The highest number of cases of STD’s is between men and women. 2nd is gay men. 3rd is Lesbians.

        So go ahead hypocrite, and tell us that you and you alone know what Leviticus REALLY meant. “Oh, when the bible talks about food, it was because of the primitive cooking traditions.” Maybe that was why they talked about sex. HEALTH REASONS. Just like our ability to keep and cook food healthier, we can now have sex healthier. So guess that was all they meant when talking about man on man sex. No condemns. So we throw Leviticus out the door! Great. As it should be. Hypocrite!

      • Matt Keltner
        February 21, 2012 at 12:07 am

        So, Ace, here we are in 2012 and you still actually believe that God leaned down from Heaven, penned the Bible, then went back to Heaven never to be heard from again? Really??????


        Could it be that the Bible was written by men from a certain tribe (Israelites) within a certain culture (Middle East) who wanted to establish a distinct nation out of a polyglot of similar nations and they did so by establishing a set of laws and codes to culturally separate themselves from the cultures around them?

        Use a little bit of logic here…

        Yes, there is a God/Creative Spirit/Force, but don’t for a minute think anyone is “chosen” or has anyone has “special knowledge” or “special access” to it than anyone else does.

        We are all the children of this Creative Life Force/Energy Being.

  6. Stinger
    February 19, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    I am certainly no fan of Ace’s (he can tell you that himself), and I definitely do not ascribe to his statements regarding homosexuality and their rights, but claiming him to be a ‘registered sex offender who molested a young boy’ is below and beyond the pale. Ace has his faults (and they are many), but THAT is not among them. That was truly a scummy thing to do, “James,” and you are to be ashamed of yourself!

  7. Jo
    February 19, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Agree Gerald. I have no problems arguing with Ace. But to accuse him of something so disgusting on a public page like this W/O proof is criminal in and of itself. I hope you file a complaint against this James guy.

    Now back to homosexuality Ace. I believe you’ll always have young people engaged in inappropriate activity in public. Straight or gay. And sometimes older people who have the wisdom of a teenager. But it’s much easier to turn ones head then to live under a police state. There are plenty of 3rd world country’s that got “morality police” throwing folks in jail for such behavior. I prefer 2 tongue studded, goth teens (regardless of sexual orientation) groping in public to the alternative.
    And you don’t have to approve of their lifestyle to believe in their right to be inappropriate.
    Obviously not including behavior that breaks laws.

  8. Gerald
    February 19, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    1st let me say anyone anonymously accusing another of being a child molester with out proof is scum. And as low as a real child molester, because the idiot ruins lives right along with the molester. But why do you think it’s a “Militant Homosexual” lying on you? Why not Norm or Rex’s gang, trying to marginalize you, because of your work on the toxic dump or out spoken opinions?

    That being said, Ace, Leviticus calls shellfish “abominations”
    THREE TIMES. And homosexuality (only were men are concerned, no mention of it being bad were women are concerned) TWICE.

    And them damn teens and newlyweds are all in our face everyday, kissing and smooching and and having all them “Valentine” days and such, rubbing their heterosexuality in our faces and all.
    (sarcasm for those trying to keep up)

    Red Lobster not only flaunts their ocean produced shell fish not just on their restaurants, but T.V., billboards, mailers, phonebooks etc. So Jo has a point.

  9. Marino
    February 18, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    I don’t know Ace, but you surely have proof of your statement.

  10. Matt Keltner
    February 17, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    obsess much?

    • Genevieve Kamel
      February 18, 2012 at 2:59 pm

      “militant” is what you like to call someone when they have the balls to stand up to your nonsense!

    • William
      February 21, 2012 at 2:59 am

      Matt, I couldn’t reply directly to your reply to my Section 8 comment, so here goes. My big problem is with the program that allows for the Section 8 McMansions w/pool.

      Dear God. People without Section 8 vouchers pay more for rent in a small apartment or trailer park than those people with vouchers do in the big houses. Last year, I saw the city council meeting where Parris was quesitoning the guy from the Section 8 in LA, I believe. I was disgusted when he said the program was designed to give people a ‘choice’ of where to live like Parris had. For once, I was on Parris’s side in the discussion. That guy almost was smirking.

      Anyway, I apologize for ragging on you a while back about being a teacher. I always enjoyed your letters to the AV Press and the ‘intheav’ and was disappointed in myself for my comments to you. I don’t even recall the particular issue we were discussing. I guess it was controversial.

      • Matt Keltner
        February 21, 2012 at 7:58 am


        No big deal. It’s the nature of these forums to get heated on occasion. When I found out that you were a fellow Cat Lover, everything else was “water under the bridge” anyway. :)

        • Matt Keltner
          February 21, 2012 at 11:17 am

          You are a deeply disturbed individual, Ace!

        • William
          February 21, 2012 at 6:54 pm

          I’m a Leo, so it figures. I had to put my 18 y/o cat down a year ago due to renal failure. I was miserable for months afterward. She thought she was my wife the way she ruled the house.

          Is Ace a real person or a computer generated nuisance? You know, like a program called Microsoft Nuisance Wizard 10.0.

        • Maureen
          February 21, 2012 at 7:00 pm

          Lost my big girl in Sept. Dog not cat. My second in command. Old, arthritic, chubby. But my heart.
          So I hear you William. But I’m so glad I picked the best dog in the world 10 yrs ago. It was an infection that took her to soon.

          Matt, you’ll be happy to know that zombie cat is doing well. Pulled the rest of her teeth, and she almost looks like a living breathing being.

  11. Kat
    February 16, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    i have to agree with Ace on this one..

  12. Jo
    February 16, 2012 at 10:17 am

    No I’m not gay Ace. Like I said, talk to me about GAY, after you’ve picketed red lobster. And it’s funny how you figure I’m the bully after a bunch of “good Christians” come on here telling PEOPLE they AREN’T OK!

    • Jo
      February 16, 2012 at 11:25 am

      You accuse me of not reading post, and then try to say I dislike Christians (I’m a Christian) or Christians that aren’t homosexuals. “Don’t you read posts before spewing silliness?”

    • Matt Keltner
      February 17, 2012 at 12:42 pm

      The fact that there’s apparently still so much homophobia in the Antelope Valley (judging by the comments here) tells me that this presentation is definitely needed here.

  13. Rational
    February 15, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    I “strongly disapprove” of your butchering of the English language.

    Perhaps you should spend less time worrying about other people’s sex lives, and more time getting an education.

    • Jo
      February 15, 2012 at 6:34 pm

      Do we grow anything besides bigots here? God Good! Who cares who other people date? For those who aren’t REAL Christians (those who follow the old testament instead of the new testament) and believe the word should follow Leviticus;
      “You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination.” (Leviticus 18:22)

      and . . .

      “If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them.” (Leviticus 20:13)

      should be willing to live by all of Leviticus;

      “For everyone who curses his father or his mother shall surely be put to death. He has cursed his father or his mother. His blood shall be upon him.” (Leviticus 20:9)

      “If a man lies with a woman during her sickness and uncovers her nakedness, he has discovered her flow, and she has uncovered the flow of her blood. Both of them shall be cut off from her people.” (Leviticus 20:18)

      “Your male and female slaves are to come from the nations around you; from them you may buy slaves. You may also buy some of the temporary residents living among you and members of their clans born in your country, and they will become your property.” (Leviticus 25:44-45)

      “Do not cut the hair at the sides of your head or clip off the edges of your beard.” (Leviticus 19:27)

      “…and the swine, though it divides the hoof, having cloven hooves, yet does not chew the cud, is unclean to you.” (Leviticus 11:7)

      “…do not plant your field with two kinds of seed. Do not wear material woven of two kinds of material.” (Leviticus 19:19)

      “But all in the seas or in the rivers that do not have fins and scales, all that move in the water or any living thing which is in the water, they are an abomination to you.” (Leviticus 11:10)

      “They (shellfish) shall be an abomination to you; you shall not eat their flesh, but you shall regard their carcasses as an abomination.” (Leviticus 11:11)

      “Whatever in the water does not have fins or scales; that shall be an abomination to you.” (Leviticus 11:12)

      • Jo
        February 15, 2012 at 6:40 pm

        So I’ll believe your complaints against “the gay” are truly coming from your biblical beliefs, instead of your own repressed sexuality, after I see you homophobes picket red lobster, stop going to the barber shop, taking your neighbors slaves, publicly killing your children for their smart mouths, and have a big bonfire of wool/cotton blends!

        And the bible has hundreds of passages against women and their rights to hold public opinions Claudia. Unlike the 2 against homosexuality. Guess that makes you a hypocrite!

        • Jo
          February 15, 2012 at 6:41 pm

          Oh yeah! No more bacon cheeseburgers.

  14. tooagressive
    February 14, 2012 at 5:48 am

    Amen!!!gay is not ok !!!

    • Claudia
      February 15, 2012 at 5:52 pm

      Gay is not O.k.

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