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Students explain, celebrate bisexuality pride

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

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...

FEATURE PHOTO: LGBTQ+ panel

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.
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...

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

September 17, 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

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...

FEATURE PHOTO: Celebrate Pride

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.
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...

Carnegie Public Library to celebrate LGBTQ pride

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...

Marketing the rainbow can be dangerous

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...

Pride Month educates about LGBT people, GSD issues

April 15, 2019

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...

9 students perform in drag show

Mother Natwhore sings
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...

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

April 4, 2019

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...

Pride members discuss struggles of being both black and queer

The crowd listens to the panel’s discussion during Black Queer Lives Matter Wednesday night in the 7th Street Underground.
February 13, 2019

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...

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