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Suffolk reflects during LGBTQ+ History Month

Suffolk reflects during LGBTQ+ History Month
October 20, 2020

October is a month that is full of important dates when it comes to the history of the LGBTQ+ community. While Pride month is celebrated in June to recognize the Stonewall Riots of 1969, and those that...

Importance of Inclusivity: QSU promotes diversity on campus

Shown above are symbols of gender identity. While the list is extensive, it’s important to recognize every and all identities in today’s growing climate. Left to right: transgender, female, male, intersex, with a plus sign to recognize all other gender identities.
February 21, 2018

Perhaps one of the more active and engaged groups on campus, the Queer Student Union (QSU) has set out to advocate for the well-being and inclusivity of students campus-wide. According to QSU President...

Rainbow Alliance encourages safe expression with “Drageoke”

Courtesy of Facebook user Suffolk University Rainbow Alliance
April 19, 2017

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...

Kink about it; working against oppression

Kyle Crozier / Journal Staff
April 19, 2017

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...

Kelly stands behind transgender students rights, some critique motives

Kelly stands behind transgender students rights, some critique motives
March 2, 2017

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...

American Repertory Theater transcends image of trans-community

Courtesy of Gretjen Helene Photography
February 1, 2017

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...

Trans speaker advocates for more recognition

Courtesy of Office of Diversity Services Facebook
November 18, 2015

“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...

Why voting should matter more

By Flickr user Steven Depolo
November 4, 2015

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...

Annual drag show entertains with sass

Annual drag show entertains with sass
November 4, 2015

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...

Student shares on National Coming Out Day

Courtesy of Robby Johnson
October 14, 2015

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...

Divorced Christian tries to define marriage

Kim Davis served as a Chief Deputy Clerk of Rowan County, Kentucky from 1991 to 2015. Courtesy Kim Davis, Rowan County Clerk’s Facebook.
October 2, 2015

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...

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
April 22, 2015

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...

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