A statue of Father Junipero Serra. (Photo: stjunipero.org)
OPINION: Father Junipero Serra was one of California’s first immigrants in 1769. Nearly 250 years later, Californians – whose state is now home to more than 10 million immigrants – watched closely as Pope Francis addressed a joint session of Congress the following day the canonization.
ANALYSIS: The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community in California, fresh off of achieving marriage equality, now appears to be coming into its own, not only as an activist and lobbying driven group, but a group that is increasing its numbers in elected office.