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

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter

October 17, 2017

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 4, 2017

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

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

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

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...

Pride to bring transgender awareness with screening

Emily Brodt, Staff Reporter

October 21, 2015

Eastern students are looking to learn more about the history of transgender people at EIU Pride’s film screening of the documentary “Pay it no Mind.” The screening is meant to bring more awareness of transgender people of color. The event is open to all students and is free to enter 7pm Thursday...

Queens come ‘dressed to kill’

Queens come ‘dressed to kill’

Roberto Hodge, Multicultural Editor

October 23, 2014

Queens will be sashaying in glamorous gowns and larger-than-life wigs with egos to fit for the 11th annual Diva Drag show at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Since the show is so close to Halloween, the show will also feature a costume contest,...

LGBTQA racial minorities share stories, struggles

LGBTQA racial minorities share stories, struggles

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

Pride to host events for LGBTQA History Month

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

Pride gets office space, starts focus groups

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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