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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

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...

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...

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...

Students, community collaborate to promote LGBTQ equality

Brianna Welk, Contributing Reporter March 9, 2017

  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...

Elizabeth Wilson, a freshman 2d studio art major examines her winged sign which reads ‘Love is love’ which she made in preperation for a visit from Father Jed, whose controversial campus preaching tactics cause negative feelings. “i just think that we need to spread more love around so he dosn’t hurt anyone. I’ve been personaly insulted by Brother Jed and I know it hurts people to be told that their lifestyles are wrong” says Wilson

Students make signs in effort to counter protest

Loren Dickson, Entertainment Reporter February 21, 2017

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...

Dr. Bernie Ranchero, a family practce physician discusses what it’s like being a gay doctor, and dealing with being a gay or transgender person seeking out healthcare at Carnegie Public Library on thursday night.

Doctor speaks about experience with sexuality

Olivia Swenson-Hutlz, Assistant Photo Editor January 20, 2017

  Bernie Ranchero, a family practice physician from Sara Bush Lincoln Health Center, came to speak about his experiences as a gay man during a meeting of Charleston’s chapter of PFLAG Thursday...

New PFLAG chapter to support local LGBT, parents

Derrin Coad, Staff Reporter July 7, 2015

A new chapter of PFLAG has opened up in Charleston and members are eager to offer support to LGBT children and their parents. The new Charleston chapter of PFLAG, which stands for Parents and Friends...

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