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Mix N’ Mingle kicks off Pride Center events

Pride center logo

Brianna Rendon

January 30, 2017

The Pride Center is hosting the Mix N’ Mingle event to kick off the spring semester with activities such as games and discussions of resources that students are accessible to. The center also welcomes all students to attend for a safe and comfortable environment to talk, ask questions, and make...

Pride Center adds new support group

CSUN pride center logo

Laura Mendez

January 27, 2017

CSUN's pride center welcomes students to support transgender, non-binary and gender questioning students through T-Time. “T-Time” sessions started spring 2014 in order to motivate individuals who identify, or question their identity as an LGBTQ person. The hour and a half long discussion...

Positive portrayal shines in “Moonlight”

Actor Jaden Piner pictured in the movie

Danny Arriaza

January 23, 2017

"Moonlight," directed by Barry Jenkins, is the latest film that has found success, including a Golden Globe for Best Picture-Drama, partly due to its positive representation of the LGBTQ community along with defying common stereotypes.The award-winning film was a drama school project by Tarell Alvin McC...

Alice Dreger on The “I” in “LGBTQI”

woman pictured smiling

Jad Bitar

October 31, 2016

Author Alice Dreger dropped by the Oviatt Library Presentation room last Wednesday to give her talk, “The ‘I’ in LGBTQI: Reasons to Add It - And Reasons Not To Add”. The “I” in LGBTQI stands for “Intersex,” which is a general term used for a variety of conditions in which a person...

National Coming Out Day Celebrated with Variety Show

CSUN student shown sharing a poem at Expressions

Anthony Martinez

October 14, 2016

Students mingled and watched performers deliver jokes, speak and sing on a blue and purple-lit stage as part of a coming out day celebration in the Northridge Center. The celebration is the Pride Center’s way of acknowledging National Coming Out Day even though the event did not land on the day...

Students reflect on 28th National Coming Out Day

Two students shown in the pride center

Vanessa Saenz

October 12, 2016

National Coming Out Day is an annual holiday for the LGBTQ community and their allies that promotes a safe world for these individuals to live openly, according to the Human Rights Campaign. “It’s a day to celebrate your identity and who you are,” Sarina Loeb, coordinator for the Pride C...

Election 2016: the messy catastrophe

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Ryan Mancini

September 18, 2015

Welcome to the second GOP debate, sloppy and painful. I was surprised to make it out alive. This debate symbolized a cresting high as the craziness commenced, until it met its undeniable climax evoking God, presidential code names and Ronald Reagan. The 11 candidates stood before Reagan's iteration...

CSUN’s On Point: April 21st, 2015

CSUN's On Point: April 21st, 2015

Kyle Ghafouri

April 24, 2015

Title: Fear of the Unknown: Is Unconditional Love Really Unconditional? On Point looks at why many, young people in particular, struggle with the consequences of coming out of the closet. With CSUN Pride Center Coordinator Sarina Loeb, Department of Social Work Professor Mark Abelson and LA LGBT Center's...

LGBTQA students learn teamwork skills at retreat

LGBTQA students learn teamwork skills at retreat

John Saringo-Rodriguez

November 18, 2013

As a diverse group of CSUN students made an abrupt stop beside Lake Webb, the rush of wind caused ripples in the water to take shape. It is tradition for CSUN’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Alliance (LGBTQA) to host a retreat every semester. “One of the purposes of this retreat is t...

CSUN celebrates diversity at Rainbow Graduation

CSUN celebrates diversity at Rainbow Graduation

John Saringo-Rodriguez

May 20, 2013

CSUN’s Rainbow Graduation brought the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Allied (LGBTQA) community together Monday afternoon to celebrate academics and diversity.  Family, friends and faculty gathered at the Northridge Center in the University Student Union (USU) to support the 26 g...

DOMA unlikely to stay in place

Hansook Oh

March 28, 2013

The United States Supreme Court is likely to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional, with an 80 percent probability according to analysts writing for SCOTUSblog. Five justices–Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Anthony Kennedy–are likely to...

LGBT is an American issue

Benjamin Andrews

September 23, 2012

                              I wish I could live in a world where no one cares about my sexual orientation. There are a lot of things in life I would have gladly avoided without having to cope with the social stressors of homophobia and hate. I wish I’d never been called a fag or a faggot. I wish ...

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