The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The crowd toasts to the Doug DiBianco floor dedication in front of McKinney Hall Friday afternoon.

Gender-inclusive floor dedicated to Doug DiBianco

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter October 24, 2021

A floor in McKinney Hall was dedicated to Doug DiBianco, founder of what would become EIU Pride, on Friday afternoon. The dedication was celebrated with a commemorative plaque and speeches from Atlas...

A lineup of pronoun pins on a table set in display for National Coming Out Day on Oct. 11.

GSD Center hands out pronoun pins

Katja Benz, Campus Reporter October 20, 2021

The Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity on campus had a table outside of the Doudna Fine Arts Center with pronouns pins available for students to take on Wednesday. Students who could not find pins...

Lindsey Zike, a freshman art education major, signs her name on a rainbow door for National Coming Out Day.

GSD Center celebrates National Coming Out Day

Luke Taylor, News Editor October 11, 2021

Staff from Eastern’s Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity rolled out the rainbow door for people to sign in recognition of National Coming Out Day. Each year, members of the LGBTQ+ community use...

LGBTQ+ discussion slated for Wednesday

Hannah Shillo, Associate News Editor October 8, 2019

LGBTQ+ individuals will share their experiences in the workplace at a panel Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Charleston/Mattoon room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. The Center for Gender and...

Pride Month educates about LGBT people, GSD issues

Blake Faith, Contributing Writer April 15, 2019

Every year in the month of June, the U.S. celebrates LGBT Pride Month to remember and honor the Stonewall Riots in Manhattan in 1969, according to the Library of Congress. Since 2009, Jessica Ward, director...

Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity to host bracelet making session at new location

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter October 17, 2017

A new, larger space for the Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity is now available, giving the Center a chance to host more activities including a bracelet-making session as part of LGBTGA+ History Month. Students...

Lunch date promotes GSD Center

Travis Moody, Contributing Writer October 15, 2017

Members of the LGBTQA+ community and their allies can learn more about the Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity and EIU Pride at a "Lunch Date in the GSD Center” on Monday at 11:30 a.m. in the Center...

Workshop to teach students to be activists for any cause

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter October 10, 2017

Students can learn how to become an activist for the LGBTQA+ community or any cause at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Martinsville Room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Being an activist is...

First Safezone training set for Thursday

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter January 25, 2017

To kick off the first SafeZone training of the semester, “SafeZone Core” will give participants a basic knowledge about gender and sexual diversity. This training session will be from 2 to 4 p.m....

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