Cal-State Bakersfield held its third annual "Ally Rally," focusing on the acceptance of gays in our community.
Students, teachers, and community members joined for a panel discussion on how they can be effective allies for gay, lesbian, and transgender people.
Members of the public came to ask questions, share their experiences, and give support for friends, family, and loved ones.
Even teachers talked about how hate issues pop up in the classroom, and shared how they deal with the situations.
they dont general come out and say evil things, its the asides and tittering, and thats when i stop. to me you teach people how to treat you and i want to teach these students its disrespectful," said Christy Gavin, CSUB Instructor.
Organizer Anne Duran said in a statement that this rally comes at an opportune time after President Obama's recent comments about supporting gay marriage.