Our activities include recognizing national observances such as the National Coming Out Day, National Transgender Day of Remembrance, and National Day of Silence.  We regularly gather with the larger LGBTQ community in Bakersfield for meetings, trainings, and social events. To date, we have attended workshops on AIDS prevention, suicide prevention, observances of some of the national days as listed above, and we have also engaged in advocacy for LGBTQ rights. Social events include community dinners and PFLAG meetings that have allowed students to meet regionally and nationally recognized leaders of the LGBTQ community.  We have also attended local LGBT-sponsored youth dances, skating parties, pizza nights, and educational films.