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This week in entertainment: author readings, film screenings, dance performances

‘Valentine Road’ screening The Cross Cultural and Gender Center’s LGBTQ+ programs and services will host a screening of “Valentine Road,” a documentary about Larry King, a gay eighth-grade student who was shot and killed by his classmate. The screening will ...

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Influencing history and the books

California politician Carole Migden talked to students on Monday following the screening of “Political Animals” in the North Gym. The documentary film “Political Animals” follows four women and the work they did fighting for the civil rights of LGBT people ...

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Former student impacts community through volunteering

A former Fresno State student is helping bring change to the community by the simple philosophy of lending a helping hand to those in need. Justin Kamimoto grew up with a supportive family that always instilled in him morals to ...

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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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Fresno State hosts LGBT prom

Fresno State’s Cross Cultural and Gender Center (CCGC) hosted its first “masQUEERade” on Saturday night in the North Gym. A “prom” for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community was meant to be a do-over prom for those who potentially ...

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Be The Change on National Coming Out Day

Fresno State’s United Student Pride celebrated National Coming Out Day on Oct. 11, a day dedicated to those in the LGBT community who have come out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer. “Be The Change is an annual event ...

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Fresno reacts to mass shooting at Pulse night club

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Transgender community remembers the fallen

By: Myles Barker and Nikki McCabe Well over a hundred people gathered Saturday at the Unitarian Universalist Church in northeast Fresno for the 10th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance. In addition to a number of transgender people reflecting on their experiences ...

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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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New alumni club advocates for LGBTQ

Rainbow Alumni and Allies club, a new LGBTQ-focused club, will hold its first mixer Monday at the Smittcamp Alumni House. The event, beginning at 5:30 p.m., will be a time for the new club, LGBT+ Allies Network, United Student Pride ...

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New center will ‘help students find a sense of belonging’

The Women’s Resource Center has transitioned into the Cross Cultural and Gender Center by expanding the services it offers to reach more students. The center is directed by Dr. Francine L. Oputa and run under the Division of Student Affairs ...

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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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Film festival promotes LGBT awareness

Sexuality was the hot topic at a film and panel discussion held in the library Wednesday, geared towards the struggles of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. Just one of the events held during Diversity Awareness Week around ...

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