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Rainbow Alliance encourages safe expression with “Drageoke”

Rainbow Alliance encourages safe expression with “Drageoke”

Halaina Carol
April 19, 2017
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus

Suffolk University’s Rainbow Alliance has made strides in the LGBTQ+ community by opening up conversation to help educate those who may have misconceptions about drag culture. Last week, the group held a drag workshop to perform tutorials for people interested in learning more about drag makeup and cu...

Kink about it; working against oppression

Kink about it; working against oppression

Kyle Crozier
April 19, 2017
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus

To Ignacio Rivera, a prominent LGBTQ+ artist and activist, the dictionary describes a kink as, “a colloquial term used to describe unconventional sexual concepts and practices.” To Rivera, this definition focuses on a kink as something that is inherently different or strange. This is a common feat...

Kelly stands behind transgender students rights, some critique motives

Kelly stands behind transgender students rights, some critique motives

Alexa Gagosz
March 2, 2017
Filed under Campus, News, Suffolk News

Acting President Marisa Kelly announced in a letter to the members of the Suffolk community in an email on Friday afternoon that she and the rest of the university will continue to support of the bathroom bill to ensure that transgender students have a choice, despite the recent withdraw from the bill...

American Repertory Theater transcends image of trans-community

American Repertory Theater transcends image of trans-community

Kendra Huber
February 1, 2017
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Theater

Imagine the surprise when arriving to a stage filled with nothing but seven empty chairs. No backdrop, no color, just plain, black chairs on a brightly lit stage, creating a sense of raw intimacy. Paul Lucas fills these seats with humor and intellect, bringing to life his first full-length play, Trans...

Trans speaker advocates for more recognition

Trans speaker advocates for more recognition

Geraldine Vittini, Journal Contributor
November 18, 2015
Filed under Campus, News

“You are powerful,” said Bamby Salcedo, emphasizing what she believes every transgender person needs to hear. Those were the first words of Salcedo’s speech as part of Transgender Awareness Week at Suffolk. Salcedo, a prolific transgender rights activist and speaker, has been at the frontline...

Why voting should matter more

Why voting should matter more

Patrick Holmes
November 4, 2015
Filed under Featured Stories, Opinion, The Liberal Think Tank

From legalization of marijuana in Ohio to LGBTQ equality in Texas, yesterday’s nationwide election day covered all the bases of controversial aspects for voters. Now that I am categorized as a legal adult who can vote in elections, it is easy for me to make a difference in the country and sympathize...

Annual drag show entertains with sass

Annual drag show entertains with sass

November 4, 2015
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Campus

One of the most recent performance events held by Rainbow Alliance was the annual Drag Show. This show, especially on its yearly basis, adds to the diversity at Suffolk. Already a very LGBTQ friendly university, the drag show adds a bit of lively entertainment from the stress of classes and responsibilities...

Student shares on National Coming Out Day

Student shares on National Coming Out Day

October 14, 2015
Filed under Campus, News

By Jack Wheeler It is hard to ignore the voices of 200,000 people, especially when they're practically knocking on your front door. In 1987, nearly a quarter million people rallied outside the White House in the name of the LGBTQ community. Now known as “The Great March,” this event created nationwide...

Divorced Christian tries to define marriage

Divorced Christian tries to define marriage

Patrick Holmes
October 2, 2015
Filed under Opinion

By Patrick Holmes   The media is a great way to spread news quickly. It is a great tool to make people notice things and form an opinion about them. But it is not a great way to give Kim Davis, the county clerk from Kentucky who has refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex coup...

Some bathrooms on campus are gender inclusive, but dorms lack options for genderqueer and trans students

Some bathrooms on campus are gender inclusive, but dorms lack options for genderqueer and trans students

Katherine Yearwood
April 22, 2015
Filed under Boston, Campus, News

While many people have been conditioned to use pronouns including he, she, his, and hers to identify others, such terms do not encompass a wide range of people. For those who do not identify as a certain gender, the word “they” is used as a pronoun, rather than the more common terms that represent...

Massachusetts should ban state related travel to Indiana

Massachusetts should ban state related travel to Indiana

April 8, 2015
Filed under Opinion, The Liberal Think Tank

When Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed SB 101, also known as the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, he signed a law so vague it could be interpreted for discriminatory purposes. Unlike the religious freedom legislation in other states and at the federal level, the Indiana law does not specify protection...

Beyond the Constitution: Why a Supreme Court ruling won’t bring LGBTQ justice

Beyond the Constitution: Why a Supreme Court ruling won’t bring LGBTQ justice

Dani Marrero
February 4, 2015
Filed under Featured Stories, Opinion, The Liberal Think Tank

When the U.S. Supreme Court announced last month it would decide whether same-sex marriage is protected by the Constitution, I was underwhelmed at the news. In the “suggested” related articles on the sidebar of the New York Times, where I read the announcement, there was an article on the continuing...

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