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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.

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Members of EIU pride start on their personal craft.

Connecting with Books and Crafts at EIU Pride

Jacob Adcock, Reporter October 10, 2023

Every month, Booth Library lets two Registered Student Organizations, RSOs, to create a book display. During October, EIU Pride had the opportunity to put together a book display with the theme: Queer...

Luke Taylor is a senior journalism major and can be reached at 581-2912 or lrtaylor@eiu.edu.

COLUMN: Celebrating Trans Day of Visibility, even though I do not want to

Luke Taylor, Senior Reporter March 31, 2023

Transgender Day of Visibility is March 31st. I do not feel like celebrating this year. When people talk about being transgender, a lot of the conversation focuses on the negatives: body issues, undergoing...

Ellen Dooley

COLUMN: Hidden and open pride within schoolsĀ 

Ellen Dooley, Columnist April 5, 2022

There are all forms of life that enter the public school system. There are so many diverse people from diverse lifestyles. But one that has been becoming less taboo in schools is students who identify...

Katja Benz

COLUMN: Dear LGBTQ Community, I’m glad I’m part of you

Katja Benz, Columnist April 4, 2022

On Feb. 7, I came out in a column as part of the LGBTQ community. Iā€™ve known, as I say in that column, that Iā€™ve been part of that community since the age of 14. Iā€™ve never really talked about...

Column: Pride shouldn’t be a commercial holiday

Theo Edwards, Opinions Writer June 14, 2021

Pride month has rolled around againĀ and with that comesĀ businesses coming out of the woodworks to produce LGBT+ inspired merch from whichĀ something oftenĀ calledĀ ā€œrainbow capitalismā€ is born.Ā  Rainbow...

Students explain, celebrate bisexuality pride

Caitlyn Craig, Staff Reporter September 23, 2020

Bisexuality Day, celebrated on Sept. 23, recognizes and empowers the bisexual community, a group of individuals who are often misunderstood due to stereotypes and a lack of information. Bisexuality is...

Students bring song, dance, drag to Grand Ballroom

Luke Taylor, Campus Reporter November 8, 2019

*Editorā€™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...

Easternā€™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.

FEATURE PHOTO: LGBTQ+ panel

Karina Delgado, Assistant Photo Editor October 30, 2019

Easternā€™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...

Brother Jed makes his comeback: Students engage with provocative campus preacher

Corryn Brock, Luke Taylor September 18, 2019

Condoms, counter-preaching and criticism. These were all topics of discussion in the Library Quad Tuesday afternoon. Jed and Cindy Smock, campus preachers, returned to Eastern for their 47th year...

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

Zoƫ 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 thatā€™s for at least...

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.

FEATURE PHOTO: Celebrate Pride

Raine Zhu, Photographer June 18, 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...

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...

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