The Daily Eastern News

Marketing the rainbow can be dangerous

Zoë Donovan, Staff Reporter

June 9, 2019


Filed under Columns

Pride month has begun, and with comes a time of reflection, remembrance, shared experiences and shameless cash grabs from companies like Oreos to Smirnoff. The first Pride parade took place on June 27, 1970, organized by the Chicago Gay Liberation movement; in the days following, several more cities...

Student performers take stage at drag show

Student performers take stage at drag show

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

October 31, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Eight students performed in drag for the EIU Pride Student Drag Show on Tuesday night. Six performers were Eastern students, and two were local high school students. Mother Natwhore, a performer in the show, has performed in three drags shows at Eastern in the past. He said the show is beneficial for...

Divas dominate Grand Ballroom Monday night

Divas dominate Grand Ballroom Monday night

Chrissy Miller, News Editor

October 31, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Student drag performer Billy Rose began the 14th Diva Drag show. Putting on wolf ears and a snout in the middle of the performance, Billy Rose danced across the stage and interacted with audience members causing loud cheering. Other student performers included junior pre-med major Mother Natwhore and junior...

Students wow audience in student drag show

Students wow audience in student drag show

Kendra Hennis, Contributing Writer

October 26, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Editor’s note: The performers at the drag show did not want to reveal their identity and asked to use only their stage names.   Audience members roared and shook the 7th Street Underground of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Thursday night as student performers took the stage...

EIU Pride to host Student Drag Show

Kendra Hennis, Contributing Writer

October 24, 2017


Filed under News

Performers will strut their stuff at this year’s Student Drag Show, set for 7 p.m. Thursday at the Seventh Street Underground of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Admission to the show is $3. All proceeds will go to funding the upcoming Diva Drag Show. This show is hosted by EIU Pride...

Lunch date promotes GSD Center

Travis Moody, Contributing Writer

October 15, 2017


Filed under News

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 for Gender and Sexual Diversity. Siobhan Doherty, a sophomore sociology major and president of...

Pride hosts pair of events to honor LGBTQA+ community

Analicia Haynes, Online Editor

April 20, 2017


Filed under News

  As a way to raise awareness for and celebrate the voices of LGBTQA+ individuals, EIU Pride will host “Day of Silence” and “Night of Noise.” The Eastern community can participate in the nationwide Day of Silence all day Friday. The Night of Noise will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at...

Dollars fly at Diva Drag Show

Austin VanPelt, Contributing Writer

March 24, 2017


Filed under News

Jumping off the stage into the splits, “The Big Booty Judy” Ceduxion Carrington showed off her 19 years of experience in the drag business, hosting the Eastern Diva Drag show for 11 years. The show had everyone in the Grand Ballroom on their feet Thursday night, starting with the four winners...

Drag Queen “drags” President Trump

Drag Queen “drags” President Trump

Kennedy Nolen and Liz Stephens

March 21, 2017


Filed under News

EDIT: The story has been corrected with the student's accurate stage name of Madame Succub---. The Daily Eastern News regrets the error. Lady Save the Bees trumped the crowd Tuesday night in the 7th Street Underground with her anti-Trump performance to resist misogyny, homophobia, racism, transphobia and b...

Students, community collaborate to promote LGBTQ equality

Brianna Welk, Contributing Reporter

March 9, 2017


Filed under News

  EIU Pride and the Charleston chapter of PFLAG are working together more this year to combat discrimination and make the campus a welcoming environment for all students. Charleston PFLAG, formerly known as Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, is a diverse group of allies from...

Students make signs in effort to counter protest

Students make signs in effort to counter protest

Loren Dickson, Entertainment Reporter

February 21, 2017


Filed under News

As the weather is warming up, many students are anticipating the return of Brother Jed. Brother Jed is a religious preacher known for appearing on Eastern’s campus and shouting crude comments about women and members of the LGBTQ community. In preparation for this, students, faculty members and...

Eastern’s acceptance of LGBTQA+ community

Dillan Schorfheide, Contributing Reporter

November 10, 2016


Filed under News

Anti-gay Christians use this verse, Leviticus 20:13, to say homosexuality is a sin. LGBTQA+ allies fire right back with a bible verse of their own, Galatians 3:10. “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death;...

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