The Daily Eastern News

Carnegie Public Library to celebrate LGBTQ pride

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief

June 10, 2019

Filed under News

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

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...

Pride Month educates about LGBT people, GSD issues

Blake Faith, Contributing Writer

April 15, 2019

Filed under News

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 of Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity, said the center has moved Eastern’s Pride Month ...

9 students perform in drag show

9 students perform in drag show

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

April 7, 2019

Filed under News, Showcase

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...

Throwin’ it back to drag: Student Drag Show set for Friday in Union

Rylee DeLong, Contributing Writer

April 4, 2019

Filed under News

Wigs, makeup, dancing, lights and costumes are what students will find in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union this Friday. Every semester the LGTBQ organization, PRIDE, puts on The Student Drag Show, which will start at 7 p.m. and end at 9:30 p.m. The doors will open a...

Pride members discuss struggles of being both black and queer

Pride members discuss struggles of being both black and queer

Valentina Vargas, Multicultural Reporter

February 13, 2019

Filed under News, Showcase

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 talked about being black and queer in society today at the Black Queer Lives Matter panel discussion ...

Don’t judge a book by its cover

Andrew Paisley, Campus Reporter

February 26, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinions

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 out there who will never change and will continue to be judgmental. One thing that bothers me is...

Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity to host bracelet making session at new location

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter

October 17, 2017

Filed under News

A new, larger space for the Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity is now available, giving the Center a chance to host more activities including a bracelet-making session as part of LGBTGA+ History Month. Students can make these pride flag bracelets at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the basement of Stevenson...

S.L.U.T Walk promotes stand against rape culture

S.L.U.T Walk promotes stand against rape culture

Travis Moody, Contributing Writer

October 5, 2017

Filed under News, Showcase

Dozens of Eastern students gathered at the south entrance of Coleman Hall to participate in Eastern’s annual S.L.U.T. Walk Wednesday evening. The S.L.U.T. Walk, which stands for Satirically Lessening Unfair Theories, began when a Toronto police officer told women that they should “avoid dressing l...

Toss the sweets, take the medicine

Abbey Whittington, Columnist

September 28, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinions

You take a bag of your favorite candies and you cannot wait to taste them; so much so that your craving goes beyond the ideas of savoring the sweets and you decide to purge them all in one sitting. In the moment you do not care about the later consequences; the sweet flavors taste better than the...

Diva Drag Show to feature “Decades of Drag” theme

Austin VanPelt, Contributing Writer

March 22, 2017

Filed under News

This year’s Diva Drag Show will feature veteran kings and queens as well as some up-and-coming talents ready to give it their all. The show’s theme is “Decades of Drag.” It will take place 7 p.m. Thursday in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Siobhan Doherty,...

EIU Pride hosts “Coming Out Day Party”

Missy Stone, Contributing Writer

October 10, 2016

Filed under News

EIU Pride president, Joe Stauder, plans to use the month of October to discuss the registered student organization’s impact on campus as well as the community. Since Stauder’s freshman year on campus, they have been very involved in the group and all of the events that have been put on by Pride. “It...

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