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Trans artists take to the stage to voice oppression

The Cross Cultural and Gender Center’s Poetry Jam provided a way for transgender artists to voice oppression they face and to listen to other cultural perspectives. Performances encouraged transgender people to stand up for their rights and challenge those who ...

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‘Waria’ documents struggle with identity

Students got an inside look at the life of transgender Muslim students during the movie screening of “Tales of the Waria.” The film takes place in Indonesia, the largest Muslim country in the world, and focuses on the love lives ...

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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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Transgender Day of Remembrance observed across Fresno

Friday was the Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day to pay tribute to transgender men and women who have lost their lives and advocate to end violence and discrimination against the community. The Cross Culture and Gender Center set up ...

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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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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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Transgender activist talks gender dysmorphia

The Sociology Department held an event yesterday not just for students, but the transgender community in Fresno as well. Karen Adell Scot, a transgender woman and activist who teaches at Yosemite High School in Oakhurst, spoke on Thursday to give ...

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Law protects transgender students’ rights

California made transgender rights history on Aug. 12 when Gov. Jerry Brown signed into state law AB1266, a bill aimed to protect certain rights for transgender students from kindergarten to 12th grade.

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