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The Diversity Inclusion Student Center considered a safe enough space

The Diversity Inclusion Student Center considered a safe enough space

Shoib Ahmadzai,
Contributor

November 30, 2017


Filed under Campus

Stylishly imprinted on the amber-colored wall past the entrance counter, the word "Diversity" is inescapable inside the room. It is followed by a quote from Margaret Mead: "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world." More than a dozen students and supporting...

Protests erupt in SF over proposed transgender military ban

Protests erupt in SF over proposed transgender military ban

Daniel McGuire,
Contributor

July 31, 2017


Filed under Metro, Politics, Showcase

On July 26, 2017, hours after President Donald Trump tweeted his plan to ban transgender people to serve in any military, a protest was organized by members of the LGBTQI community in San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood. At the protest’s scheduled 6 p.m. start time, there were about 200 people in ...

Somewhere over this rainbow

Somewhere over this rainbow

Casey Peuser,
Online and Social Media Editor

July 5, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion, Showcase

At the risk of fulfilling the stereotype, lately I’ve found myself identifying with the great Judy Garland in wishing that I, like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, was somewhere over the rainbow. By ‘rainbow,’ I’m referring to LGBTQ Pride.  And by ‘over,’ I mean discouraged by the lack of...

Queer community make themselves known

Queer community make themselves known

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer

March 15, 2017


Filed under Campus, Features

On March 3 and 4, CSUEB students, universities, nonprofit organizations, a plethora of 18 to mid-20-year-olds and parents entered the New Union at Cal State East Bay’s Hayward campus armed with goodie bags filled with notebooks, pens, brochures and plastic water bottles for the 2nd annual Queer Confer...

California schools diversify curriculum

California schools diversify curriculum

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

July 27, 2016


Filed under Metro, Showcase

Lessons about the accomplishments of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Americans and people with disabilities will be added to California public school curriculum, beginning with second grade textbooks. On July 14, the California State Board of Education, which has 11 members, voted unanimously...

Orlando at forefront of SF Pride

Orlando at forefront of SF Pride

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

June 29, 2016


Filed under Metro

Metal detectors marked every entrance and bag sizes were scrutinized down to the inch at San Francisco’s annual Gay Pride Celebration last weekend, according to a celebration security report. The statement also disclosed a list of prohibited items, including weapons, portable speakers and e-cigaret...

Vigil in SF’s Castro mourns Orlando massacre victims

Vigil in SF’s Castro mourns Orlando massacre victims

Evan Sernoffsky, Lizzie Johnson and Nanette Asimov,
San Francisco Chronicle

June 22, 2016


Filed under Metro

The mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando comes as the Bay Area prepares for huge Pride celebrations, including this month’s San Francisco event that is expected to draw about a million people into the city. The LGBT community’s pride has grown alongside rising acceptance of same-sex marriage...

New X-Files, Old Perspectives

Casey Peuser,
Contributor

February 15, 2016


Filed under Blog

When I heard that Shangela Laquifa Wadley, of Rupaul’s Drag Race fame, was set to guest star on the newest reboot of The X-Files, needless to say, I was excited. Shangela is like the little sister of drag queens: she’s annoying, and she never seems to go away, but you love her anyway. That said, her ...

Students, staff push for all gender bathroom

Students, staff push for all gender bathroom

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

February 10, 2016


Filed under Campus

For the transgender community, bathroom selection can be tough. Most bathrooms are designated for either men or women; however, Cal State East Bay has started to buck the trend, somewhat. The Diversity and Inclusion Student Center will hold an informative session and play a documentary about the...

It’s ok to be uncomfortable with PDA

It’s ok to be uncomfortable with PDA

Bryan Cordova, Managing Editor

February 20, 2015


Filed under Opinion

With support growing for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, Ally, or LGBTQIA community across media platforms, I can’t help but notice how many TV shows like “Scandal,” “Elementary,” and “The Originals,” display same sex affections on a regular basis. It makes me ...

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