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Pride Center hosts event to create safe space for trans students

two students pose for a picture in the pride center

Nathalie Ramirez

February 28, 2017

In response to Donald Trump's administration rescinding the bathroom bill last week, the Pride Center hosted a community gathering in support of transgender students on Monday night. Under the Obama administration, the 2016 bathroom bill allows transgender individuals access to public restrooms, according...

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...

Need to read: Wednesday Book Column

Michael Herrera

June 28, 2016

Title: ValenciaAuthor: Michelle TeaGenre: Lesbian FictionPages: 250$9.87-$16.00Related reads: "The Price of Salt," "Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit"Michelle Tea's autobiographical novel follows one girl's search for love in San Francisco during the grunge-filled era of the 1990s. Tea introduces a variety ...

West Hollywood shows pride at the 46th annual L.A. Pride festival

People line up to purchase LA Pride tickets

Michael Herrera

June 12, 2016

Thousands of people gathered in West Hollywood over the weekend to celebrate the 46th annual L.A. Pride Music Festival and Parade. Over the course of the three-day event, several organizations in support of the LGBTQ community and big names in music such as Bebe Rexha and Charli XCX made appearances...

LGBTQ Awareness training may be revamped due to low attendance

Michael Arvizu

February 17, 2015

Although Tuesday morning’s Pride Center LGBTQ Awareness training session saw zero attendance by CSUN students, Sarina Loeb, Pride Center and LGBTQ initiatives coordinator, encourages students to consider attending the remaining two sessions. “The goal of the training is really to educate people...

A discriminatory bill against the LGBTQ community in Arizona thankfully vetoed

Illustration courtesy of MCT

Ryan Mancini

February 28, 2014

Upon viewing the the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transexual and Queer (LGBTQ) landscape in America, the current perception would be that things are going in the right direction. With marriage equality legalized in seventeen states (a judge in Virginia recently announced the unconstitutionality of the state’s gay...

Pride Center to host LGBTQ Awareness student training

Joanna Jacobo

February 9, 2014

The Pride Center is offering their next Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and/or Queer (LGBTQ) Awareness training session on Feb. 10 at 10 a.m. in the Thousand Oaks Room. The sessions are held to motivate individuals to improve the campus climate for people who identify, or question their identity as an LG...

Guest speaker says transgender research is biased

Guest speaker says transgender research is biased

Vera Castaneda

November 19, 2013

At the Trans Awareness Week event “Rethinking Trans,” Dr. Rachel Levin emphasized the biases in past transgender scientific research in an effort to help students depend less on science in terms of claiming identity. Levin, a Pomona College associate professor, began her research regarding transgen...

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...

Organizations remember the lives lost to suicide at LGBTQA Candlelight Vigil

Organizations remember the lives lost to suicide at LGBTQA Candlelight Vigil

John Saringo-Rodriguez

October 26, 2013

Suicide is the second leading cause of death on college campuses, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CSUN’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Queer Alliance (LGBTQA) community held their third annual Candlelight Vigil to shed light on the issues of suicide and violen...

LGBTQ students celebrate National Coming Out Day at Variety Fair

LGBTQ students celebrate National Coming Out Day at Variety Fair

Andrew Martinez

October 14, 2013

On National Coming Out Day, which is Oct. 11, CSUN’s Pride Center welcomed students to share their coming out stories at the Express Yourself Variety Show. An “Express Yourself” room was provided which featured a timeline of major historical events within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Q...

Pope offers limited LGBTQ support

Pope offers limited LGBTQ support

Vera Castaneda

September 29, 2013

While holding hands with a former girlfriend on a Los Angeles metro rail, a middle-aged woman pushed toward the front of the metro car to face us. She screamed verses from the Bible. At first, passengers stared at the unfolding drama. As minutes turned an amusing spectacle into an awkward moment, they...

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