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EIU Pride members talk lobbying interests

Austen Brown, Staff Reporter

February 20, 2020

EIU Pride is a registered student organization with the goal of providing a safe space for LGBTQA+ individuals, as well as educating those who do not know much about the community. Lately, a huge bullet point on the RSO’s agenda has been to lobby for more gender-neutral restrooms on campus. Sam...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Pride Month is beneficial

Staff Editorial

April 8, 2019

With April being Pride Month for students at Eastern, several activities are being planned. Although, the question arises, “What is so beneficial about Pride Month?” Pride Month is dedicated to support students in the LGBTQA+ community. So many people in this community are judged and criticized...

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 due to their religious beliefs and/or personal beliefs. We, however, do not fall into that category of...

PFLAG Charleston establishes emergency fund

Peighton Hinote, Contributing Writer

November 6, 2017

PFLAG Charleston, a local chapter of PFLAG’s national organization, has established an emergency fund to provide assistance to members of the gender and sexual minority community who face short-term crises. Donna Hudson, co-president of the chapter, said PFLAG aims to support, educate and advocate...

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

Be respectful to those coming out, open minded to people as a whole

Staff Report

October 10, 2017

Wednesday marks National Coming Out Day, when people are generally encouraged to let others they care about know that they are a part of the LGBTQA+ community. While it is important to be honest with ourselves, coming out is a personal decision that is different for everyone. Not everyone will come...

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 more than making signs or going to demonstrations, said Karissa Light, an intern with the Center for...

Eastern’s acceptance of LGBTQA+ community

Dillan Schorfheide, Contributing Reporter

November 10, 2016

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;...

Transgender student reflects on struggles, goals

Roberto Hodge, Multicultural Editor

October 9, 2014

Editor’s note: Because of the sensitivity of this article, the person interviewed wished to remain anonymous; therefore, this article will have a change in pronouns from “she” to “he.” In observance of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer and Ally History Month, this is the second installmen...

LGBTQA racial minorities share stories, struggles

Jalen Washington, a sophomore accounting major, said he was most concerned with coming out as gay to his family.

Roberto Hodge, Multicultural Editor

October 2, 2014

Editor’s note: In observance of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer and Ally History Month, this is the first of two articles profiling people on Eastern’s campus who identify as one of those letters. Looking back, he said he had moments when he hated who he was and would cry wishing it were ...

Pride to host events for LGBTQA History Month

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Ben Wilburn, a graduate family and consumer sciences major, view a LGBT movie poster in Oct. 2013 during LGBTQA month in the Bridge Lounge of the Martin Luther King Jr., University Union.

Roberto Hodge, Multicultural Editor

October 1, 2014

In recognition of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer and Ally History Month, Pride will be hosting several events for its cultural celebration. LGBTQA History Month runs through October. Jason Haarmann, the president of Pride, said the month will kick off with “Journey of Two Poets,” which...

Pride gets office space, starts focus groups

Destiny Rose, a freshman computer sciences and mathematics major leans on girlfriend's, Hannah Kelly, a freshman theater arts major, shoulder during a Pride meeting Monday in the Charleston/Mattoon Room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Kelly told the story of their relationship. The two have been together since they were 13.

Katie Smith, Online Editor

September 15, 2014

Eastern’s Pride organization was granted office space in the multicultural building during the last school year, and with it the opportunity to utilize new ideas the group plans to execute this semester. The lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and ally organization had been inquiring about a definitive...

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