Seveal young people participate in Gay Straight Alliance Youth Day

Bakersfield youth gathered at Jastro Park

BAKERSFIELD - The Gay and Lesbian community is still celebrating their big victory this week for same-sex marriage and young people from all over Bakersfield came together at Jastro Park for the Gay Straight Alliance Youth Day.

It was a chance for young people to network and support others in the gay community.

One man says the ninth circuit's decision to lift the hold on gay marriage gives them a sense of welcoming and will allow young people to able to express themselves and be open about their relationships.

“It takes the elephant out of the room and allows you to be able to express themselves who they are," said participant, Shay Harleston.

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