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Students bring song, dance, drag to Grand Ballroom

Elizabeth Taylor, Campus Reporter

November 8, 2019

*Editor’s Note: This story contains some profanity in the names of certain drag queens/kings. Drag kings, queens and royalty performed in the Grand Ballroom on Thursday night. There was a total of 14 separate performers: Mother Natwhore, Miss Behavior, Robin Hearts, Papa Cock, Apollo Device, Magic ...



Karina Delgado, Assistant Photo Editor

October 30, 2019

Eastern’s Black Student Union and Pride groups joined together Wednesday in Coleman Auditorium to talk about the LGBTQ+ community. One of the things the panel mentioned was that cartoons do not represent the LGBTQ+ community as much as they should. 

‘Queerness’ discussion to be held Wednesday

Hannah Shillo, Associate News Editor

October 28, 2019

Students, staff, faculty and community members can learn and talk about the challenges and successes the LGBTQ+ community has faced at a “Discussion of Queerness” event Wednesday. The talk will go from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in the Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity located in the lower level of ...

Dealing with the chicken in the room

Zoë Donovan, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2019

Chick-Fil-A, a humble chicken chain, was officially started in 1967, in Atlanta, Georgia by Samuel Truett Cathy after the success of his previous business, the Dwarf House. They seem to be quickly climbing the ladder, and as of April 2018 it was slated at No. 7 in fast food in the country. The com...

FEATURE PHOTO: Pondering over pronouns

FEATURE PHOTO: Pondering over pronouns

Nayeli I. Vazquez, Photographer

October 14, 2019

Sam Hennegan (far left), a sophomore double majoring in English and philosophy, Alex Mullin (left), a sophomore majoring in mathematicians education, Liz Wilson (right), a senior majoring in 2D studio art and Grase Osborn (far right), a senior majoring in biological sciences, lead a Safety Open Discussion...

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 Sexual Diversity and Career Services are sponsoring the “Out @ Work” panel as part of Gender and...

Reflecting on my experience with Pride parades; they’re important

Zoë Donovan, Staff Reporter

July 4, 2019

The hot summer sun beats down on the thousands of parade participants and what is estimated at a million or more attendees on a Chicago Sunday. The forecast calls for rain, but that’s for at least another two hours, and right now it’s blazing. This was my third year walking with the Rockford...

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 a part of PFLAG once their son came out to them in 2009. They decided to go to the closest PFLAG...

FEATURE PHOTO: Celebrate Pride

FEATURE PHOTO: Celebrate Pride

Raine Zhu, Photographer

June 17, 2019

Rosa Coit (left), a sophomore from Charleston High School, colors patterns on a coloring sheet during Celebrate Pride at the Rotary Room of the Charleston Carnegie Public Library on Monday afternoon. She said she decided to attend Celebrate Pride because members of the LGBTQ community should feel...

Carnegie Public Library to celebrate LGBTQ pride

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief

June 10, 2019

People can mingle over cupcakes while celebrating LGBTQ pride at the Charleston Carnegie Public Library's second Celebrate Pride social gathering next week. Library associate Daniel Briscoe said the gathering, which will take place on June 17 at 6 p.m. in Rotary Rooms A and B of the Carnegie Public...

Marketing the rainbow can be dangerous

Zoë Donovan, Staff Reporter

June 9, 2019

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...

9 students perform in drag show

9 students perform in drag show

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

April 7, 2019

Student performers lip-synched and danced in drag for a packed crowd at the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Friday night. Nine students, both new and old to drag, performed in the event. New performer Karen from Finances performed for the first time Friday and said they de...

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