Tag Archives: gay

Eastern faces find their place in western LGBT culture

The idea of having a sexual identity – like being gay or transgender —  is a western concept that is not easily translated in Eastern cultures. During a Queer Asian Pacific Islander Panel held in the Thomas Building on April ...

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Remembering transgender lives lost through hate

By Ron Camacho and Hayley Salazar A mother who lost her daughter to suicide was the keynotes speaker at the second Transgender Day of Remembrance last Wednesday in North Gym, Room 118. Allison Murphy, who lost her daughter to suicide ...

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New Training Program aims to make safe environment for the LGBT community

The LGBT+ Allies Network initiated the new Safe Zone Training Program as a way to promote a safe and welcoming environment for LGBT+ students at Fresno State. The purpose of the network is to make sure that LGBT students are ...

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Retired Fresno State professor showcases the 70-year struggle for LGBT civil rights in book

Lillian Faderman, a retired Fresno State English professor and author, released her new book “The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle,” Sept. 8, as the story of LGBT civil rights in the United States. Federman, who began to write ...

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‘Religious freedom’ laws help justify discrimination

The country is in an uproar over what’s happening in Indiana and Arkansas. The Supreme Court of the United States is getting ready to hear a case on same-sex marriage. Meanwhile, legislators are waging a war on equal rights to ...

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Planet Fitness controversy illustrates the need to address a bigger issue

Recently there’s been an uproar about a gym that kicked a woman out who complained about a transgendered woman being allowed to use the women’s locker room – because she said that the person looked like a man. Transgendered issues ...

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Mormons come out in support of LGBT

A day I didn’t think would ever come in my lifetime arrived Tuesday. The Mormon church announced its support of the LGBT community on anti-discrimination legislation. “This appeal for a balanced approach between religious and gay rights does not represent ...

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Recognizing your sexual stereotyping

Most of us go about our daily lives living in a microcosm. We feel the way we feel and think the way we think. Most of our thoughts go unexpressed all the while making hundreds of assumptions about people without ...

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Your hatred: It’s a choice

For the first time ever, if you’re living in the United States, there is a more than 50 percent chance that you’re living in an area where same-sex marriage is legal. People are saying that this “momentum” will carry the ...

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Fresno State students request same-sex marriage licenses [gallery]

One week after Proposition 8 was ruled unconstitutional by a three-judge panel to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, several Fresno State students and community members met in downtown Fresno to show support for marriage equality. Same-sex couples requested ...

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Gay suicide ignites campus awareness

When College of the Sequioias student Eric James Borges took his life Jan. 11, a month after making an “It Gets Better” video for The Trevor Project, it sent shockwaves through the surrounding community as well as the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in the Central Valley.

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Rick Perry: Still a Legitimate Presidential Candidate?

As a reporter, I like to stay away from leaning one way or another on the political front. But recently, one of the front runners has caught my eye, and after seeing his recent commercial, I know who I will not be voting for in 2012.

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Fresno State United Student Pride club releases LGBT anthology

Fresno State’s United Student Pride club held a reception on Nov. 17 to celebrate the release of their anthology publication titled “Our Stories: Voices of the LGBT+ Community.” The 57-page long anthology features a collection of short stories, essays, poetry and art that illustrates the LGBT experiences of writers from the Central Valley.

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United Student Pride club releases LGBT+ anthology

Fresno State's United Student Pride club at Fresno State held a reception on Nov. 17 to celebrate the release of their anthology publication titled “Our Stories: Voices of the LGBT+ Community.”

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22nd Annual Reel Pride Film Festival

It’s the 22nd year of the this Fresno State-born Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. This year’s festival will present 56 films at the Tower Theatre and the Starline Lounge from Sept. 14 to 18.

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Gay and Lesbian Film Festival back for 22nd year

This week, Fresno’s Tower District will host festivities for the 22nd-annual Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. The festival, which lasts for five consecutive days, is filled with fun, film, and events.

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Hundreds of LGBTQ books donated to library

A series of recent donations of nearly 500 books made the Arne Nixon Center for the Study of Children’s Literature at California State University, Fresno the largest collection of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning) books in the United States.

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Nixon Center debuts new LGBT collection

New collection features fiction geared toward children and teens Kyle Lowe/The Collegian The Arne Nixon Center, in a move that reflected the Central Valley’s changing attitudes toward the gay community, has been trying to call attention to a new collection ...

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