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Government reprimand of chick-fil-a does nothing to promote equality for gays

Nathan McMahon

August 29, 2012

Ahhh! The Chick-fil-A debacle seems to be over. Now we can look back and perform a proper post-mortem of how and why both sides behaved the way they did, and whether those reactions were helpful, harmful, or mattered at all in the end. Just in case you missed the whole thing, here’s the backstory....

Two young men challenge traditional ideas about gender and masculinity

Fredy Tlatenchi

May 10, 2012

He doesn’t look gay. In your life have you muttered that statement or at least of thought it? It’s a sentence that relies heavily on old stereotypes produced by our culture. He doesn’t look gay because he doesn’t have a limp wrist, hates musicals and packs on the muscle like it’s going...

Equality and Equal Access in Higher Education protects LGBT students

Tanya Ramirez

February 12, 2012

A new law requires public universities and colleges to enforce new policies that protect LGBT students from harassment and bullying. With the 2010 suicide of Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi, LifeScience news is calling gay suicide a U.S. epidemic. The Center of American Progress has also ...

What it means to come out as LGBT

Cinema and television arts major Hugo Valencia, 21, has served with the U.S. Army National Guard for five years and will serve one more year. He kept his sexual orientation a secret until Don't Ask Don't Tell was repealed last year. Hansook Oh / Daily Sundial

Karlee Johnson

November 14, 2011

National Coming Out Day, an annual celebration in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and queer community meant to embolden those in the closet to “come out” to family and friends. National Coming Out Day was created in 1988, the brainchild of personal growth workshop leader Rob Eichberg...

LAUSD to include LGBT in their lesson plans

Sophomore Hugo Valencia, president of CSUN's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Alliance, standing in front of one of the clubs meetings on Sept. 19, 2011.  The L.A. Unified School District have voted to promote a positive image of LGBT individuals, include age-appropriate curriculum, staff training, demands staff to intervene with anti-gay bullying and more.

Anthony Carpio

September 20, 2011

The history of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT), disabled and Asian/Pacific Islanders will be included in LAUSD curriculum after a Sept. 13 decision to teach students about the contributions of under-represented groups. This decision comes after Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB 48, or the F...

Students hold ‘Die in’ to raise awareness of LGBT issues

Armando Ruiz

December 8, 2010

CSUN students held a “die in” inside the first and second floor of the Oviatt Library Tuesday afternoon to call attention to the recent suicides among the LGBT community. Participants fell to the ground to symbolize the deaths affecting the LGBT community. Organizers of the “die in” gave a speec...

Event to question violent acts against women, LGBT youth

Mandi Gosling

November 18, 2010

What makes a man? This is the question that will be discussed at “Man Up! – The Culture of Violence and the Path Towards a New Masculinity.” Lectures and activities aim to draw awareness to the correlation between masculinity and violence as part of Feminist Awareness Week, said John Anderson,...

Members of the LGBT community want more campus support and Rainbow Research and Resource Center

Liana Hofer

October 20, 2010

CORRECTION: The 20 pages of student signatures were not against the funding of the Matador statue. The petition is in support of the creation of a Queer Resource Center. A.S. President Conor Lansdale's was mispelled. Members of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community attended the P...

Students show LGBT pride at National Coming Out Day

Adria Brodie

October 11, 2010

Minda Greenberg, a 24-year-old CSUN alumna, shared her coming-out story over a loud speaker Monday during National Coming Out Day. She said she came out to her mother three years ago about being bisexual, but just last night she came out to her entire family on Facebook. “During a...

LGBT community harrassed, according to Campus Pride study

Reanna Delgadillo

October 10, 2010

Junior Martel Okonji, 21, said he came to CSUN without any support group. “I came here with no support, no friends, anything,” said the sociology major. He said all that changed when he learned about the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Alliance (LGBTA) on campus. Okonji said he received...

Live and Let Live

Wendy Peters

March 22, 2010

The Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center, in a necessary two-steps forward and one-step back approach, is sponsoring a charter school serving grades seven through 12. The school, geared toward providing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals an opportunity to obtain a quality education...

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