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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...

Hayward already a no-discrimination zone

Hayward already a no-discrimination zone

Kamille De Guzman,
Contributor

June 7, 2017


Filed under Metro

About six years ago, Linda Moore, an African American, was shopping near the fruit section of her local Safeway grocery market when a young Latina woman approached her and asked, “Can you get me some watermelons?” “I was first appalled at her audacity to even state such a discriminating and h...

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...

CSUEB embraces drag in 5th annual show

CSUEB embraces drag in 5th annual show

Veronica Hall,
Layout Designer

February 1, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus, Features

Laughter and make-up powder filled the dressing room at Cal State East Bay’s University Theater as drag queens prepared their finishing looks and began to get into character in preparation for an evening of big wigs, singing, lip syncing, dancing, jokes, props and audience participation. Co-hosts Scarl...

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president-elect

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president-elect

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

January 25, 2017


Filed under Politics, Showcase

What Happened? On Friday, Donald J. Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of United States. Here are some of the highlights from the ceremony:   Swearing-In At noon on Jan. 20, Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. Trump was jo...

East bay takes another look at campus climate

East bay takes another look at campus climate

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

November 2, 2016


Filed under Campus

Last Tuesday, Cal State East Bay President Leroy M. Morishita sent an email to East Bay faculty and staff, urging them to participate in an anonymous survey to assess the campus climate for faculty, staff and students at East Bay. According to Morishita, the goal of the survey is to gather data that will provide...

El orgullo de Oakland para cerrar el verano

El orgullo de Oakland para cerrar el verano

Ira Lazo,
Contribuyente

August 24, 2016


Filed under Spanish

Cada seis meses, el personal del gimnasio gay de Oakland presenta un programa de sensibilidad gay, en la que la comunidad local y los entrenadores personales tienen la oportunidad de hacer preguntas difíciles o incómodas sobre el espectro del género. Comienzan cada entrenamiento con una introdu...

Oakland Pride to close out the summer

Oakland Pride to close out the summer

Ira Lazo,
Contributor

August 24, 2016


Filed under Metro, Showcase

Every six months, Oakland’s Queer Gym staff hosts a queer sensitivity program, in which local community members and personal trainers have the opportunity to ask awkward or uncomfortable questions about the gender spectrum. This is the only queer-focused gym in the East Bay and every workout begins...

NBA takes 2017 All-Star Game away from Charlotte Hornets

NBA takes 2017 All-Star Game away from Charlotte Hornets

Sean McCarthy,
Staff Writer

August 3, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The National Basketball Association and Golden State Warriors executives took a firm stance against North Carolina and its HB2 law on July 21. They decided to move the All-Star Game to another city, which is still undetermined, according to an official statement from the NBA and current commissioner Ad...

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...

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