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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

COLUMN: Be more understanding of those who are aromantic

COLUMN: Be more understanding of those who are aromantic

Ian Stobaugh, Columnist September 6, 2021

In my room, I have a pride flag. It’s a flag that has five stripes: dark green, light green, white, grey and black. When most people see it hanging on my wall, they ignore it or don’t notice it at...

Column: Pride shouldn’t be a commercial holiday

Helena Edwards, Opinions Writer June 14, 2021

Pride month has rolled around again and with that comes businesses coming out of the woodworks to produce LGBT+ inspired merch from which something often called “rainbow capitalism” is born.  Rainbow...

Column: Pride month is time for celebration, remembrance

Karina Delgado, Opinions Writer June 1, 2021

I remember standing in my living room with goosebumps all over my arm. I watched the interns run to the press while people cheered. Then the news anchor announced that same-sex marriage is a constitutional...

Don’t take advantage of your secret

Andrew Paisley, Opinions Editor February 6, 2020

Since I came out of the closet almost nine years ago, I have experienced and come across several men who are in the closet. Some of these men are not sure what they are; some are bi and some are flat-out...

Charleston’s PFLAG here to support LGBTQ community

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief June 20, 2019

Charleston's PFLAG chapter, established in 2015, is a safe place for members of the LGBTQ community to go to for support, education and advocacy. Co-president Judy Looby said she and her husband became...

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...

Students share thoughts on LGBT history education bill

Shamaine Ware, Contributing Writer March 25, 2019

The Illinois House of Representatives passed a bill that would require public schools to teach lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) history to school children, grades K-12. Education majors at...

The crowd listens to the panel’s discussion during Black Queer Lives Matter Wednesday night in the 7th Street Underground.

Pride members discuss struggles of being both black and queer

Valentina Vargas, Multicultural Reporter February 13, 2019

Being black and queer in a predominantly white community is the moment when those who identify as that are aware the most about their identity. Three Pride members and an adviser of the organization...

We stand with the LGBTQA+ community

Staff Editorial October 17, 2018

As staff members of The Daily Eastern News, we stand with and support the LGBTQA+ community. There are several people in the world today who still do not support people of this community, whether it be...

Homosexuality shouldn’t be censored

Jordan Boyer, Photo Editor August 28, 2018

According to the Oxford Dictionary, the definition for the word “censorship” is “the suppression or prohibition of any parts of books, films, news, etc. that are considered obscene, politically unacceptable,...

Don’t judge a book by its cover

Andrew Paisley, Campus Reporter February 26, 2018

As always, I try my hardest to stand up and support LGBT rights, as I am a member of the community myself. As far as we have gotten with our rights, it is sad to see that there are still so many people...

Poet connects with audience in 7th Street Underground

Mike Santoria, Campus Reporter February 14, 2018

By using a mix of personal stories and interacting with audience members, LGBTQ activist and writer Natasha T. Miller was able to connect with students at the ‘My Black is Beautiful’ poetry slam. Miller...

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