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Org supports students during holiday season

Org supports students during holiday season

Emily Lepkowski, News Editor

December 14, 2016

For some students, going home for the holidays means comfort and relaxation. But for others it may not be the case. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students (LGBT*) may have a difficult time celebrating the holiday season if families are not as accepting of their gender identities, expressions ...

Panelists discuss marriage equality

April 15, 2015

April 15, 2015 By Brad Allen The long-debated issue of marriage equality was discussed in the Marriage Equality Roundtable Discussion Panel on Wednesday, April 8 at noon in the UC room 259. The panel was moderated by LGBT coordinator Cindy Konrad. The panel was comprised of Development Director...

Army Veteran speaks out on coming out

Army Veteran speaks out on coming out

April 15, 2015

April 15, 2015 By Alexandria Zamecnik U.S. Army Veteran Rob Smith said the moment he found his true path to pride was when he was arrested outside of the White House for protesting against ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.’ Smith, a now openly gay black man, served in the army for five years  under...

Org makes IMPACT: UW-Whitewater LGBT* & Allies organization hosts 6th Anual Drag Show, participates in Pride Week

April 1, 2015

  April 1, 2015 By Alexandria Zamecnik     When host of the 6th Annual UW-Whitewater Drag Show, Vivian Storm, announced the first performer to the catwalk, timid cheers could be heard throughout the Hamilton Room. The quiet cheers quickly turned into loud roars when Jaida Hall glided across the stage in gold pumps and an all gold se...

Boxes and Walls comes to campus

October 22, 2014

Oct. 22, 2014 By Alexandria Zamecnik By Andrew Marvitz   There is the old saying that you can’t judge a person until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes. Some people don’t ever get the chance. UW-Whitewater students were given that opportunity at the Boxes and Walls program which...

UW-W will see gender-free bathrooms in future

October 16, 2014

Oct. 15, 2014 By Alexandria Zamecnik Imagine if every time you had to use the restroom, you felt fear over which bathroom you would choose, the male or the female. This is a reality transgender students may face on a daily basis. To solve the restroom problem for UW-W students, Whitewater Student...

Students tell stories of coming out

Students tell stories of coming out

October 16, 2014

By Ethan Hill   A group of students assembled on the lawn in front of the UC to celebrate “Coming Out Day.”  Equipped with a podium, microphone, speakers and a goal to raise awareness and support for LGBT life on campus, students from all walks of life gave personal testimonies. One...

UW-W looks to offer new housing option

UW-W looks to offer new housing option

December 11, 2013

By Josh Hafemeister Gender-neutral housing options have become available on college campuses nationwide. Starting in the fall semester of 2014, UW-Whitewater will become part of this trend. Associate Director of Residence Life Terry Tumbarello said the gender-neutral housing option will be available...

Anti-bullying is focus of ‘It Gets Better’

Anti-bullying is focus of ‘It Gets Better’

November 6, 2013

By Abrielle Backhaus   Bullying is one of the most challenging concerns among youth and young adults today. UW-Whitewater will welcome the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles and the It Gets Better production as a theatrical response to the stresses of bullying. GMCLA will use the Young Auditorium...

Living under an ‘umbrella’

October 1, 2013

UW-Whitewater students describe what it’s like living with a unique gender identity By Emma Cunningham   Most college students get used to filling out endless forms and applications that typically have a box to check if you are “male” or “female.” But what if you weren’t sur...

Let’s Talk about Sex (safe sex, that is)

Let’s Talk about Sex (safe sex, that is)

February 13, 2013

  Valentine’s Day is a time for love, romance, chocolate, and this year, HIV testing. The PB Poorman PRIDE Resource Center is hosting UW-Whitewater’s first Safe Sex Drive. Interns from PRIDE will be tabling in the University Center on Feb. 13 and 14 providing information on safer sex practices....

Scholar presents identity issues to faculty

Scholar presents identity issues to faculty

January 30, 2013

  Intersectionality means to recognize a person as having multiple identities. It is a way to describe someone without over-simplifying or neutralizing one’s identities. That is the definition given by Dr. Kristen Renn, an international scholar and professor in the Michigan State University...

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