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

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

COLUMN: Dave Chappelle’s transphobia has a lesson beneath it

COLUMN: Dave Chappelle’s transphobia has a lesson beneath it

Elise Keane, Columnist October 13, 2021

I have been a causal fan of Dave Chappelle for a few years now. I thought his stand-up was funny and enjoyed his opinions on most things. His previous Netflix special “Sticks and Stones” I enjoyed...

Lindsey Zike, a freshman art education major, signs her name on a rainbow door for National Coming Out Day.

GSD Center celebrates National Coming Out Day

Luke Taylor, News Editor October 11, 2021

Staff from Eastern’s Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity rolled out the rainbow door for people to sign in recognition of National Coming Out Day. Each year, members of the LGBTQ+ community use...

Familiar face with new name, position

Familiar face with new name, position

Luke Taylor, News Editor August 24, 2021

I’m starting out this fall with a new position at the News and publishing under a new name. If you’re reading this, you’ve most likely read my writing before as I was a reporter in the 2019-20...

UB hosts transgender comedian Jeffrey Jay

Mercury Bowen, Entertainment Reporter September 30, 2018

Transgender comedian Jeffrey Jay performed Friday night at the 7th Street Underground. Though the show got off to a late start, Tess McArthy, the University Board human potential coordinator, said the...

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...

‘Money Smart’ event to teach financial literacy

T'Nerra Butler, Multicultural Editor October 19, 2015

Students can learn about saving and how to steer through their future finances at “Money Smart: Facts, Figures and being LGBTQA+,” at 7 p.m. Oct. 28. Mario McCart, a graduate assistant at the Life...

Gender Sexual Minorities History Fair and others to celebrate LGBT History Month

T'Nerra Butler, Multicultural Editor October 5, 2015

In honor of LGBT History Month, pride has planned out several events to educate campus on the past of LGBT. One event, Gender Sexual Minorities History Fair will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Bridge...

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