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The Diversity Inclusion Student Center considered a safe enough space

Shoib Ahmadzai,
Contributor
November 30, 2017

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...

Protests erupt in SF over proposed transgender military ban

Protests erupt in SF over proposed transgender military ban

Daniel McGuire,
Contributor
July 31, 2017

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...

Somewhere over this rainbow

Somewhere over this rainbow

Casey Peuser,
Online and Social Media Editor
July 5, 2017

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,’...

Queer community make themselves known

Queer community make themselves known

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer
March 15, 2017

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...

California schools diversify curriculum

California schools diversify curriculum

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
July 27, 2016

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...

Orlando at forefront of SF Pride

Orlando at forefront of SF Pride

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
June 29, 2016

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...

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

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...

New X-Files, Old Perspectives

Casey Peuser,
Contributor
February 15, 2016

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...

Students, staff push for all gender bathroom

Students, staff push for all gender bathroom

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor
February 10, 2016

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...

It’s ok to be uncomfortable with PDA

It’s ok to be uncomfortable with PDA

Bryan Cordova, Managing Editor February 20, 2015

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,”...

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